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Headstart Program

Po Box 747
Chickasha, OK 73023-0747

(405) 224-5831


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Washita Valley CAC Head Start’s philosophy is that parents are the child’s first and most important teacher.
Parents are provided the opportunity for individual and family goal setting, and to participate in all areas of the program.
We maintain that when children have adequate nutrition, are immunized, receive appropriate educational and social support, and have learning problems identified and remedied early, they have far greater success in school and in life.
Our goal is to assist children in building self confidence and competence needed to become lifelong learners.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Staff arrival / Planning, Preparation Time
Children arrival/Greet families/Health check
Group greetings
Clean-up/ brushing teeth
Pea Mooney Language Development
Outdoor Learning Activities
Bathroom Break/Water

Monday Food Groupie
Tuesday Bright Smiles,Bright Futures
Wednesday Gus & Gussie
Thursday Safety and Health
Friday Journal Writing

Individualized Small group/ Learning Center time
Unit theme discussion / story/ finger plays
Bathroom Break
Music activity
Clean up
Rest Time
Self Select Learning
Group/ Story time
Prepare children to go home

Time allotted for each area:
Group 15 minutes
Individualized Learning Centers 1 hour
Meal Time 30 minutes
Snack Time 15 minutes
Outdoor Activities 30 minutes
Staff arrival is 30 minutes prior to first child’s arrival into classroom
Excerpted from the preschool's website