"The mission of the Early Childhood Program is to join with our community in strengthening families and improving the quality of life for children.
The overall goal of the Community Action Committee of Pike Co., Early Childhood Program is to bring about a greater degree of social competence in children. Social competence means the child's everyday effectiveness in dealing with both the present environment and later responsibilities in school and life. Children provided with a wide variety of learning experiences will grow in all areas of development (socially, physically, intellectually and emotionally). Ultimately, the Early Childhood Program is here to help Pike County's low-income residents solve some of their existing economic and social problems. The aim is to stimulate a better focusing of all available resources to enable families to obtain the skills, knowledge and motivation to secure the opportunities to become self-sufficient. We also believe that parents are children's first and most important teachers and that all people deserve dignity and respect.
Excerpted from the preschool's website