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Head Start Clay-Wilkin

715 North 11th Street
Moorhead, MN 56560

(218) 299-7021


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Clay-Wilkin Head Start believes that children will develop and thrive in an
environment where their ideas are respected and play is encouraged. We
recognize that we can serve the children’s best interests by planning a safe
learning environment that integrates all developmental areas: Physical Motor,
Social/Emotional, Cognitive/Language, and Creative Development.
We also acknowledge that each child is unique and has his/her own way of
learning. Adults working in the classroom will support and guide children’s
different learning styles through large group time as well as providing time for
children’s free choice play experiences. Adults working with children will
display respect of each child’s beliefs, customs, and traditions. It is crucial
that parents and adults working in the classroom work together in meeting the
needs of the individual child as well as the group.
We also believe that consistent routines are essential in building a trusting relationship between adults and children. Limits are needed to keep children safe and to help them become respectful towards their peers, adults working in the classroom and their parents.."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Arrival Time
Free Play
Large Group Time
Small Group Time
Large Motor/Outdoor Time
Meal/Snack Time
Rest Time
Departure Time"
Excerpted from the preschool's website