Head Start

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The YVEDDI Head Start and NCPK Programs will continuously establish and evaluate program practices that will bring about the greatest success for children and families.

 

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Head Start is a federally funded program whose goal is to prepare children ages 3-5 for school by providing a quality, safe-learning environment within a structured educational setting and is the only local preschool program that offers health, dental, social services and a comprehensive parent involvement program. Services are provided in Davie, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin Counties to 385 children and include nutritious meals and snacks and developmentally appropriate activities. Medical and Dental services are provided (including payment, if needed, for healthcare, dental exams and follow-up). Parents have the opportunity to partner with teachers to develop their child’s plans for learning, develop and revise program policies, and approve staff hiring and firing decisions. Inclusion of children with special needs, professional staff, referral services and literacy is also provided.  Families must meet Federal income guidelines to qualify.

Head Start also partners with the NC Pre-K program in 13 classrooms. The additional funding allows Head Start to extend its operational days of service from 160 to 180 days, pay for higher qualified teachers, and reduce teacher/child ratios from 1:10 to 1:9 or class size from 20 to 18 children.

YVEDDI Head Start believes that all children deserve the opportunity to learn through play by way of facilitated, competent early childhood practices without regard to race, culture, income, or disability.  We also believe by linking services and building partnerships within the community our families will achieve more success.

  Our Philosophy

YVEDDI Head Start believes that all children deserve the opportunity to learn through play by way of facilitated, competent early childhood practices without regard to race, culture, income, or disability.  We also believe by linking services and building partnerships within the community our families will achieve more success.

Children/Curriculum
YVEDDI Head Start provides all students the opportunity to feel competent, to feel good about themselves and to develop a positive attitude toward learning.  Our curriculum is designed to foster the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth of each child.  Upon enrollment, each child is screened.  Thereafter, the child is assessed periodically so that activities can be planned to meet the individual developmental needs and ensure school readiness for the child.

Commitment to Quality
Our Head Start program adheres to federal, state, and local regulations.  A council of program parents and a board of directors, in conjunction with management, share the decision-making about the  program.  Shared governance and the delivery of ongoing program and fiscal monitoring, as well as training and technical assistance assure the continual growth of quality services to children and families.

Our Staff
All NCPK teachers have or are working on their Birth to Kindergarten Certifications.  These professionals provide a variety of developmentally appropriate activities for the children. Ongoing professional development activities are provided for staff to enrich our children’s opportunities in the classroom.  To promote staff retention and higher quality programming for children, employee benefits include sick, vacation, and education leave, 12 paid holidays per year, retirement plan, life and health insurance, voluntary dental and vision, pay increases and bonuses for education achievement as funding allows.  Call the Head Start Administrative Office for full or part-time employment opportunities (336-367-4993).

Families

Every Head Start family is assigned a Family Advocate for individualized services.  We work with families in goal setting and provide needed referral services for the child and family’s well being.  Parents are involved in all aspects of our program and participate in many ways such as attending parent meetings, health screenings, education workshops, volunteering in classrooms or on field trips, and as governing representatives on the Policy Council.  We also encourage and promote fathers’ involvement in the nurturing and development of their children during the preschool experience and beyond.

Partners
To enhance the delivery of services, Head Start collaborates with local education associations, health providers, social service agencies, religious organizations, groups, and individuals.  Our gracious thanks to these professionals for their assistance in helping us to better serve children and families.

Locations
Boonville (5 Star)
533 N. Carolina Ave  Highway 601 N
Boonville, NC  27011
(336) 367-5301

Jack G. Koontz I & II (4 Star)
7131 NC Hwy 801 S
Mocksville, NC  27028
(336) 284-6066 or 2317

Danbury (5 Star)
YMCA  1070 Hospice Drive
Danbury, NC  27016
(336) 593-2370

Jones I-VI (5 Star)
L. H. Jones Family Resource Center
215 Jones School Road
Mt Airy, NC  27030
(336) 786-6155

Jonesville (5 Star)
205 Center Street
Jonesville, NC  28642
(336) 835-1879

J R Hutchens I & II (5 Star)
2805 Hwy 601 S
Yadkinville, NC  27055
(336) 463-3359 or 3379

Mt Olive (5 Star)
2415 Chestnut Grove Road
King, NC  27021
(336) 985-5260

London (5 Star)
London Elementary School
609 School Street
Walnut Cove, NC  27052
(336) 591-7340

Mocksville (5 Star)
819 Dulin Road
Mocksville, NC  27028
(336) 998-1831

Paynetown (5 Star)
205 Marshall Farm Road
Mt Airy, NC  27030
(336) 786-7628

Red Hill Creek (5 Star)
101 McMickles School Road
Dobson, NC  27017
(336) 352-4588

Yadkinville (5 Star)
360 Harrison Ave
Yadkinville, NC  27055
(336) 679-2934

Surry (5 Star)
389 Jenkinstown Road
Dobson, NC  27017

Oak Grove (5 Star)
453 Oak Grove Road
Elkin, NC  28621
(336) 835-4248

Sandy Ridge (5 Star)
Sandy Ridge Elementary
1308 Amostown Road
Sandy Ridge, NC  27046
(336) 871-2551
(336) 367-7202

Centers are open from 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Monday through Friday
(generally August through May)

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