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Head Start for Kent County Michigan Family Resorcs - Head Start Bus Garage, St Francis Head Start

240 Brown Street Southeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

(616) 243-7621


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"To be a recognized provider that anticipates and responds with information and services to support the needs of children and their families in a diverse and changing world through programming and advocacy.
Michigan Family Resources delivers holistic services to children and their families promoting their well-being and development.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Arrival and greetings
Group meeting - songs, finger plays, news for the day
Mealtime - self-help skills, table manners
Tooth brushing - personal hygiene
Choice time and small groups - planning, cooperation, independence, problem solving, fine motor development, cognitive (thinking)
Clean up (repeats throughout day) - cooperation, responsibility
Hand washing (repeats throughout day) - personal hygiene, self-help skills, independence
Mealtime - self-help skills, table manners
Group time - music and movement, sharing and recording ideas, cognitive
Outdoor choice time - large muscle activity choices, cognitive
Story time - language, literacy, and listening skill-building, cognitive
Closing and departures "
Excerpted from the preschool's website