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Pace Headstart Program

247 Smith St
New Bedford, MA 02740-4105

(508) 984-3557


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Mission of P.A.C.E., Inc is:
To develop strategies and to mobilize resources to alleviate poverty in Greater New Bedford
To provide a leadership role in developing new programs and initiatives in order to increase the status and economic self sufficiency of low income residents in New Bedford
to increase awareness among low income people, public officials, media, and the general public regarding the causes and impact of poverty on the lives of low income people
To motivate and engage low income residents in programs and strategies to allieviate poverty "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school