Head Start Program

The number of new education strategies have began to burst in recent years. Teachers, parents, and child psychologists are discovering new ways for children to receive a jump start in learning the necessities of academics. I have a great interest in the study of early childhood development. A program that I have had personal experience from and support one hundred percent is known as the Head Start program. The Head Start program, developed in 1965, is a wonderful system that provides extensive education assistance, healthy nutrition knowledge, and parent involvement to underprivileged and low-income families across the United States.
In the Nooksack School District, the Head Start program has three separate categories. The first, called Early Head Start, focuses on infants and young toddlers. Infants in this program are assisted in the healthy strengthening of sensory and motor skills. The Parents of the young children are very involved in this program, which helps promote healthy family functioning. The Early Head Start program slowly combines with the next part of Nooksack’s Head Start program as the infant grows into a toddler.
The second part of the Head Start program is the part I have spent the most time volunteering for and studying. It is simply called Head Start. Head Start focuses on children ages from three to five.   Children are taught the basics of education, nutrition, and interaction with other children and adults. When children arrive to class bright and early in the morning, they are consistently being assisted in sensory and motor development. The teachers are given a book from the National Head Start Association that is full of activities that are fun, developmentally appropriate, and that help them to stay on track with the Head Start programs desired outcomes. Depending on the age of the child, they are faced with an educational and sensory situation to help progress them in the future. For example, the children will get to play with sand...