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Hendricks County Head Start

20 South County Road 300 East
Danville, IN 46122

Phone:
(317) 745-1650

Website:

We are a licensed childcare facility accepting children ages 3-5. We do accept Vouchers!! Need affordable, quality preschool/childcare? Give us a call for more information! #317-745-1650

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language      
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Social emotional development

From the Director:

Preschool curriculum to promote school readiness.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Individualization is a requirred part of the Head Start Program. Every child recieves an assessment and goals are determined.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"To empower families and children by offering resources, oppertunities and experiences that contribute to the growth and development of individuals, families and communities."

A Typical Day

Developmentally appropriate preschool program including large and small group activities, free play and gross motor. Breakfast, lunch and pm snack are served. Good health practices, such as hand washing and tooth brushing are taught.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Newsletters, home activities, parent involvement including parent meetings and trainings, volunteer opportunities for field trips and classroom activities.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Home visits by teachers
  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

Extra attention until the child is comfortable in a classroom setting.