School Readiness Goals
Infants, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
School Readiness Goals are established to ensure children are ready for kindergarten. Using research based curricula and assessments, each child’s progress is tracked in social-emotional development, language/literacy, approaches to learning, math, science, and physical development. Through advanced use and analysis of program data, AKA Head Start demonstrates that our four-year old children are ready for kindergarten.
Social and Emotional Development
Children will be aware of self and others, and show greater understanding of others for supportive relationships.
Language and Literacy
Children will increase their communication, participation in conversations, awareness of sounds, understanding of letters, words, books and print.
Approaches to Learning
Children will pay attention to people, activities and things, show self-comfort and self-control.
Children will increase their ability to compare, match, and sort; develop an understanding of cause and effect; increase knowledge of the world, measurement, greater number sense and math operations.
Perceptual, Motor, and Physical Development
Children will demonstrate healthy and safe practices, personal care, fine and large movement skills.
Head Start believes parents are the child’s first teacher, therefore we engage parents by encouraging volunteering in the classroom, offering parenting classes, and encouraging participation and empowerment through shared decision making at center meetings and parent Policy Committee.
Head Start and Early Head Start child comprehensive services include health, nutrition, dental, speech, hearing, and developmental screenings. Centers have safe, inviting environments based on the curriculum and state quality standards to promote early learning. Children are provided nutritious meals and snacks, and follow a classroom schedule which includes outdoor time, music and movement.
Individualized Family Partnership
All Kids Academy Head Start supports families in meeting personal goals and achieving self-sufficiency across a wide variety of domains. Family Credentialed staff work with families to develop an Individualized Family Partnership in which family strengths, needs, and interest are identified and supported. Goal setting and objectives are tracked for progress in ensuring families are receiving services to remove barriers during challenging times such as with housing, employment, and education.
Strengths & Needs
Learn about family’s strengths, needs and interests, identify areas to provide support, and develop goals and objectives.
SNAP- Food Stamps
Mental Health Services
Identify changes in family’s strengths, needs and interests, identify progress on goals, and identify new areas to provide support.
He plays more, he’s able to talk to kids, he’s improved a lot and I know it’s all because I put him in Head Start.
Board Member and Past Parent