Early Childhood Education Division Director
Quality child care services provided to three, four and five year olds at NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited, licensed facilities. Enrolled children are provided educational activities using the Creative Curriculum and children’s knowledge are tracked and outcomes provided to parents during the fall, winter and spring. An enriched educational environment is provided to foster an enjoyment for learning, develop a positive attitude about school and to help each child reach their maximum potential. The program, federally funded, also supports the children with nutritious meals, health services and transportation. Enrolled families are also provided social services, parent involvement activities and training opportunities.
All families must be enrolled based on eligibility requirements. The mission of the program is to value a high standard of living for all persons living within its service area. The program will involve itself in the provision of services that will improve the quality of life for children, families, and employees through education and comprehensive social services.
Head Start Centers
This state, lottery funded program provides services to four year old children in seven (7) classrooms located in Bryan, Camden, Glynn, Liberty, Tattnall and Wayne counties.
These classrooms use the Creative Curriculum and provide developmentally appropriate activities in areas that are rich in materials for the children’s exploration and learning. Field trips are also used to compliment the lessons.
A program assessment, the CLASS is used to ensure that teachers are providing continuous quality care to the children.
These classrooms are monitored by the staff of the Department of Early Care and Learning.
Pre K Centers
Early Head Start
Infant, toddler and services to pregnant women provided in a center-based setting to promote early developmental learning. Children are provided learning activities in a comfortable, home- like atmosphere. The classroom provides various places to explore, supporting all the functional areas such as gross motor activities, early literacy development, symbolic or dramatic play, manipulative play, and sensory play. Children with disabling conditions are served.
Families must meet eligibility requirements. Children also receive nutritious formula or meals in addition to health services. Pregnant women are provided prenatal services and parenting training and upon delivery the infant is enrolled in the classroom setting.
Early Head Start Centers