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Drake University Head Start

3206 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311-3820

(515) 271-1854


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"To promote and support breastfeeding.
To enhance the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of infants and toddlers.
To support parents as the most important and on-going teachers and nurturers of their children.
To enhance the bond between parents and their infants or toddlers and to promote positive interactions.
To offer activities and support for fathers and significant male caregivers.
To assist parents in developing strategies and support networks to achieve their goals.
To promote parents' progress toward self-sufficiency.
To provide information, training and support to child care providers. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website