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Head Start For Kent County Michigan Family Resources - Head Start Bus Garage, Goodwill Head Start

355 Sheldon Boulevard Southeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone:
(616) 458-2632

Website:

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

"HeadStart Daily Schedule:
Each individual classroom's daily schedule includes the following:
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
The full-day program includes these additional activities:
Rest time - napping and quiet activities
Snack time - self-help skills, table manners
Group activity - reflect on day, cooperative activities, cognitive
Outdoor choice time - large muscle activity choices, cognitive
Choice time and small groups - limited choices/activities, cognitive
Early HeadStart Daily Schedule:
6:00 - 8:00 a.m. Arrival
Breakfast

7:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Enrichment activities: Gross motor activities, fine motor activities, outdoor activities and reading

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch and prepare for nap
Brush teeth
Reading

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Nap

3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Enrichment activities (see above)
Departure
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Excerpted from the preschool's website