Head Start provides services for children with special needs.
Children learn best when they are healthy, physically and mentally.
Health and Nutritional Services Provided:
Preparing a child and his or her family for the child’s academic success begins before the moment of birth. The SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start Program provides prenatal education and offers research-based curricula and developmentally appropriate learning experiences for children six weeks through five years in age. School readiness goals and instructional services are reflective of the learning domains: Social/Emotional Development, Physical Development and Health, Language Development, Literacy Knowledge and Skills, Logic and Reasoning, Mathematics, Science, Creative Arts, and Social Studies.
Literacy Knowledge and Skills
Logic and Reasoning
Approaches to Learning
Targeted academic achievement scores in the essential learning domains are determined by widely held expectations as defined by the assessment tool GOLD. Eighty percent achievement is considered as the skill is met or mastered. During the 2012-2013 program year, SIUE Head Start four year-old children demonstrated an 80% average increase in achievement of skills in the essential learning domains from the fall to the spring assessment periods. The chart below reflects three periods of assessment and the academic growth of SIUE Head Start children four years of age who will be eligible to attend kindergarten in September 2014:
SIUE Head Start 2014 Kindergarten-Eligible Student Outcomes