"Community Parents Head Start believes that learning is an essential part of every child's life. Play and exploration are natural aspects of children's need to learn and to satisfy their curiosity about the world around them. While playing, children can develop abilities and ideas which are fundamental to future learning.
Each of us at Community Parents Head Start has a responsibility to provide an environment which is conducive to the development of young children. This is done through planning and evaluation with parents and staff.
As educators, we should use all creative means to motivate and to assist each child's development as we encourage interplay among social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth, all the while, taking into consideration that each child develops at his and her own pace.
In this process, we must also identify ways to work with other community agencies and organizations to effectively address family needs and to encourage parents to participate in the learning process. We work collectively, using all available resources to educate the Head Start child. Some of these resources may center around the development of ethnic pride and the awareness of the diverse cultures in our community. There are many avenues of learning to discover, in the home, community and surrounding areas of Bedford-Stuyvesant. As we uncover these paths of learning, our main objective and commitment is to educate and to develop the total Head Start child.
Excerpted from the preschool's website