YFS Rural Prenatal to Five Head Start
Who We Are
YFS Rural Head Start strives to offer developmental opportunities through a variety of activities. Rural Head Start teachers, called home visitors, work with children and their families to develop their skills and set individual goals for each child. Curriculum and activities are carefully designed to be fun and developmentally appropriate and will prepare children for a lifetime of learning.
The home visitor is trained to work with parents and children in their homes to plan and share activities that will benefit the educational lives of their children. Working hand-in-hand with the home visitor, parents are able to continue teaching educational activities between weekly home visits.
Socialization opportunities are offered twice a month to allow children enrolled in the program to play and interact with others their age.
In addition to the educational services provided, Rural Head Start also offers screening and developmental testing, services for children with disabilities and their families, resources for family-oriented counseling, educational opportunities for parents, family literacy, alcohol and drug dependency prevention, health and dental screenings.
Rural Head Start recognizes the parent as the child’s primary educator, nurturer and advocate. Parent involvement is the strength of Head Start and parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education and growth.