Head Start/Early Head Start and Title I Preschool
Family Enrichment Center - 320 South 500 East - Kaysville - Utah 84037
Upcoming Events for Head Start Families:
The FEC houses the administrative offices for Head Start, Early Head Start and Title I Preschool as well as the PIRC Library, 2 Full Day Classes and 1 Duration Class.
A link for Title I on-line registration can be found under Title I Preschool tab
Family Service Worker/Title I
EHS Ed Specialist
Lead Mentor Coach
HS Mentor Coach
HS Mentor Coach
HS/EHS Ed Specialist
Family Service Worker
HS Ed Specialist
HS Mentor Coach
Teachers, Family Service Workers, and other support staff are available to assist families in areas of need. Child development activities are designed to enhance each child growth and development through hands-on learning. These activities help to develop critical thinking, problem solving, and social skills.
Davis/Morgan/Summit Head Start uses Creative Curriculum which promotes developmentally appropriate practices and daily routines and meaningful experiences that respond to children's strengths, interests and needs. There is a strong School Readiness focus and goals are established that will help monitor progress. Child progress is shared with parents three times a year in the following areas: Social-Emotional, Physical, Language & Literacy, Cognitive and Mathematics.
Classes are located in elementary schools throughout Davis School District. There are 3 options for classes:
- 4 hours/day Monday thru Thursday
- 6 hours/day Monday thru Friday
- Two Full Day classes - 8 hours/day Monday thru Friday. These classes are located at the FEC - Kaysville.
Services are offered at no charge for income qualifying families with infants and toddlers and pregnant women.
This is federally funded comprehensive program that promotes healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women and enhances the development of infants and toddlers. This program is designed to meet the needs of low-income families and includes services in the areas of education, health, nutrition, mental health, social service, disabilities, prenatal education, parental involvement and training.
Infant/Toddler teachers, a prenatal educator, Family Service Workers, and other support staff are available to assist families in areas of need. Developmentally appropriate activities are implemented to support the healthy learning and growth of children. These activities promote the ability to form trusting relationships, curiosity, and the motivation to learn.
Early Head Start Center Based classes are located at Canyon Heights in Kaysville and DCLC in Clearfield.
Early Head Start has 3 options:
- Prenatal - Pregnant women receive regularly scheduled home visits with a prenatal educator. Information, education, and resources related to prenatal topics are discussed at these visits.
- Center Based option - Children attend 5 days a week for a minimum of six hours per day. This option is for parents that are attending high school (teen parents), an educational program or working, and show a need for child care for at least six hours per day.
- Home Based option - Classes are held a minimum of twice monthly for 1 1/2 hours with the parent and child attending together. The teacher makes a home visit weekly to work with the parent and child on child development activities that can be done in the home.
Title I Preschool is a federally funded program. This program is provided at no cost to those students who qualify. Children must be four years old on or before December 31 of the calendar year and live within the service boundaries of a Title I school.
Title I Preschool Locations
Policy Council is made up of Parents and Community Representatives. Each classroom has an Executive Committee, and the Chair of the committee serves on the Policy Council.
Policy council works in partnership with key Program management and staff and the School Board to develop, review and approve policies, strategic directions, criteria for the recruitment, selection and enrollment of children, funding application, personnel and other business that requires Policy Council approval.
Short trainings are done at each Policy council meeting, and Community Partners share information and resources available for families which the PC Chairs to take back to the parents in their individual classrooms.
"Many an excellent man is tempted to forget that the best offering he can make to his children is himself."
Fathers Involved Shaping Head Start children
Create meaningful opportunities for
men to learn and develop effective
fathering skills, spend more time with their
children, and become a player in the
development of their child.
Parent Information & Resource Library (PIRC) assists parents in taking a proactive approach to developing a whole, healthy family by making educational materials, training, support, information and other resources readily accessible to all families in Davis County.
The purpose of the PIRC:
- Increase parent's knowledge and confidence in child-rearing activities
- Strengthen partnerships between home, school and community in order to address the whole child
- Facilitate family literacy
- Provide access to information, resources, research, and learning opportunities that will support families in meeting their needs.
PIRC services that are offered:
- Parent & family lending library
- Community activities & events
- Family access to technology and information
- Seminars, Workshops and forums for parents, educators and community
- Telephone resources and referrals
- H.E.A.T. appointments
These services are offered at not cost to ALL parents.
PIRC Lending Library
The Lending Library is open to the whole community and is free to join. It has information on a wide variety of issues which are faced by parents as they raise their children, as well as resources for children, such as:
- Books - A large library of books on parenting such as Parenting with Love and Logic and 1-2-3 Magic, child development, self-awareness, discipline, self-esteem and a variety of other topics of interest to families.
- DVD's & CD's - Educational, Early Intervention and Parenting videos are available for adults as well as Disney and other fun DVD's for children to enjoy.
- Story Bags - Story bags contain a book with supplemental activities and/or toy items to help the book come alive. Children love to check these out of our library!
The following are just a sample of classes offered by the PIRC, some of which include free childcare:
- Parenting with Love & Logic
- Kids, Youth and Women's Anger Management
- Strengthening Families
- Project Davis
- Tools to Effective Fathering
- Incredible Years
For additional information or to get class description call (801) 402-0670.