Education & Curriculum, Health & Nutrition

Children Washing Dishes at Head Start

Education & Curriculum

Parents, in partnership with staff, create individual child goals that prepare the preschool age child (3-5) to be successful in school and in life. We lay the foundation for learning by providing enriched learning environments that are supported by qualified teaching staff. As a program we utilize the Creative Curriculum as our approved curriculum. The curriculum identifies goals in four areas of development, Social/Emotional, Physical, Cognitive, and Language.

Health

Lakewood ECE provides assistance and links for participating children and their families to community health resources. Through Health Services the teachers are provided with plans to include children with special health issues into the regular classroom. The program staff collaborates with the local education agency so that children who may need additional classroom support succeed in every way.

 

 

Nutrition

The City of Lakewood offers many nutrition services to our Early Childhood Education children and their families:

  • Through the USDA-sponsored Child and Adult Care Food Program, we provide well-balanced snacks to help children meet their daily energy and nutrient needs.
  • Children are screened twice a year for height, weight, and body mass index to help identify those who may be at risk for overweight and obesity.
  • Our Early Childhood Education classrooms conduct cooking and nutrition activities from our Eat, Move, Grow nutrition education and movement program.
  • Family outreach activities include parent meeting presentations, nutrition newsletters, and nutrition education handouts.

Contact Information:

Early Childhood Programs
Wilbur A. Rogers Center
12100 W. Alameda Pkwy.
Lakewood, CO 80228
Direct: 303-987-2490 | Email: headstart@lakewood.org

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