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Lewis County Head Start

230 Washington Way
Centralia, WA 98531

(360) 736-2835


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Head Start's educational program is designed to meet each child's individual needs. It also aims to meet the needs of the community served and its ethnic and cultural characteristics. If programs have a majority of bilingual children, for example, at least one teacher or aide must speak their native language. Every child receives a variety of learning experiences to foster intellectual, social, and emotional growth Children participate in indoor and outdoor play and are introduced to the concepts of words and numbers. They are encouraged to express their feelings and to develop self-confidence and the ability to get along with others. Head Start programs have a low child-staff ratio. Staff members receive training in child development and early childhood education They learn how to work with disabled children who now account for 13 percent of Head Start's total enrollment
Excerpted from the preschool's website