Pre- Kindergarten and Kindergarten have wrapped up the roundup for the year and now another early childhood education program is hoping to recruit more little learners.
The HeadStart program takes three and four year olds who meet socio-economic guidelines and helps get them ready for Kindergarten and first grade.
Eddie Randle visited one of the three HeadStart facilities and explains how you can give your child a head---start in their education in tonight's making the grade.
We have three campuses with one purpose.
That purpose to get your child ready for the educational road ahead.
The HeadStart program takes children who are age three, prior to September 1st of the academic school year and and gives them an introduction to what they should know when they enter Elementary School.
Shunda Stanley a social worker with the HEADSTART program says, "It gives the children an early foundation it prepares the children academically. research has stated that children that come to headstart have a much greater success in first grade".
OFFICIALS SAY HEADSTART DIFFERS FROM OTHER EARLY EDUCATION FACILITIES.
"We're a full day program so the children are getting all the academics they can. We are introducing letters number, shapes, social skills, we're introducing how they recognize their names", says Stanley.
Organizers say all the skills and tools the kids learn help them build a solid foundation for their education.
Which will be beneficial when they receive a High School Diploma.
The Farris Early Childhood Development Center graduated 82 kids today who will go to first grade in the fall.
Officials with headstart say they are funded for 300 students for next year and are asking all parents to turn in their application by may 31st.
Headstart will also have another registration in August.
For a list of the HeadStart locations click here. http://www.wfisd.net/page/980
Or call 235-4302
And a reminder for parents of W-F-I-S-D students.
The kids get an extra long memorial day weekend since there is no school tomorrow because it's an unused bad weather day and no school Monday for Memorial Day.
The last day of school is next Friday, May 31.