This is a comprehensive family literacy program, which includes adult education (ABLE/GED), early childhood education activities, parenting education, employability and parent/child interaction.
Daytime classes are offered free of charge throughout the calendar year at The Clark Early Childhood Education Center. Support services include transportation, meals, child care, home visits and parent support groups.
EARLY HEAD START
The Early Head Start home-based program supports children and their families through weekly home visits and group socialization experiences. Early Head Start home visits provide comprehensive services to support and strengthen the relationships between infants, toddlers and their parents. The Early Head Start program uses the Parents As Teachers curriculum which is designed to identify possible developmental delays that could create barriers to learning when the child reaches school age. This program provides parents of children from birth to three with information regarding giving their child a successful start in life and being their child's first teacher.
Families participating in the Early Head start program receive: weekly home visits by a certified parent educator; periodic developmental screenings; parent/child interaction, early literacy, and center-based educational opportunities. The Early Head Start program is offered through a partnership between Springfield City Schools and Miami Valley Child Development Centers, Inc.
Lynn Payton, Family Programming Supervisor, coordinates these programs. For more information or to enroll please call the Family Programming office at (937) 505-4344.