A Typical Day at Head Start
Blair County Head Start has adopted the Creative Curriculum to guide the learning experiences provided in the classrooms. This is a nationally recognized, research-based curriculum for children 3 to 5 years of age. You and your child’s teacher develop an Individualized Goal Plan (IGP) with specific goals and learning activities for your child to be sure that the learning needs of your child are met.
Your child will be involved with many activities in the classroom. Each class may have a different activity schedule, but the overall structure is the same. At some time during the day, the schedule will include all of the following:
- Circle Times: used for introduction to the daily schedule, introduction and extension of theme activities, read alouds, songs, language activities, writing experiences, phonological awareness, math awareness, science exploration.
- Center Time: permits children to learn while actively engaged in intentional play activities
- Small Group Time: designed to teach and extend specific skills
- Physical Development- indoor and outdoor