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Our Mission

The Committee for Early Childhood Development Head Start unites families, staff and community organizations together to support the growth and development of preschool children. C.E.C.D. Head Start combines high quality education, parent involvement and strong community linkages to ensure family preservation and diversity, while opening a pathway to a bright and successful future for families.


PROGRAM STRUCTURES

Education

The curriculum model used at CECD is Creative Curriculum, which is based on the philosophy that children learn by active involvement with peers and adults through the use of developmentally appropriate materials in the learning en...read more

Disabilities

All children entering the program are screened within 45 days. If there is a concern regarding an area of development (or areas) parents are notified and a conference is scheduled. If the parent wishes to have their child evaluate...read more

Nutrition

Our nutrition program operates within the guidelines of the Department of Health’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (C.A.C.F.P.). All meals are prepared on-site in a safe, sanitary manner, and are nutritionally sound. The childre...read more

Health

If a child does not have an ongoing source of continuous accessible health care, the Family Worker assists in referrals. Children are required to have up-to-date medicals and dentals on file. A health check is part of the Daily Ro...read more

Mental Health

A professional mental health consultant is available to provide training and assist staff and parents with any mental health concerns or questions....read more

Family Service/Parent Involvement

Our services are also family-centered, following the tenets that children develop in the context of their family and culture and that parents are respected as the primary educators and nurturers of their children. The program offe...read more