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Early Headstart Partnership

Sunbeam Family Services

In 2016 Little Heart’s Child Development Center partnered with Sunbeam Family Services to provide more support to the community we serve. This partnership helped propelled Little Heart’s to become one of the communities leading high quality programs.

  • The core features include:

    • A Program to eliminate the achievement gap for children before entering school

    • Full day, full year program for children six weeks to three years of age and their families

    • Classrooms with high staff – child ratio & small class size

    • Each classroom has 2 teacher who both hold a CDA.

    • Continuity of Care – each child stays with the same teacher for the first three years to develop secure relationships

    • Research based curriculum for positive school readiness outcomes

    • Curriculum has an emphasis in language and literacy in addition to social-emotional development

    • Seamless transition plans with the public schools

    • Interdisciplinary approach to meet the needs of the whole child

    • Nutritious home cooked made-from-scratch meals prepared on site

    • On-site mental health specialist to assist parents and teachers

    • Specific focus on family engagement, goal setting, advocacy, parent education & involvement

    • On-site family support with resource and referral as needed

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