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PACE Head Start - Madison Street


32 Madison St New Bedford MA, 02740
Contact Name: Jill Fox
Contact Phone: (508) 999-1286
Preschool Details: PACE Head Start is a program of P.A.C.E. Inc. (People Acting In Community Endeavors) a private, non-profit, community based, anti-poverty agency serving the Greater New Bedford area. PACE Head Start has been recognized by the Administration for Children and Families as a “Program of Excellence”. It is funded by and operates in accordance with Federal Head Start Program Performance Standards and is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC). The program has been accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (NAEYC). The program receives funding through the Office of Head Start and the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC). PACE HEAD START OFFERS: A classroom environment where your child is free to explore, experiment, develop mastery, gain self confidence and problem solve while guided by qualified early childhood professionals; A comprehensive curriculum designed to meet the individual needs of children and elicit measurable gains in their development of School Readiness Skills; Mental health and other services for children and families with special needs; Family support services and information, referrals and advocacy; Meaningful family engagement including leadership opportunities, educational, recreational and social activities; Comprehensive literacy activities for children and families; A variety of health services including screenings, preventative health education, resources and referrals; Nutritious meals and snacks; Free transportation services.
Eligible Requirements: P.A.C.E. Head Start enrolls children ages 3 to 5 years old from income eligible families living in New Bedford, Acushnet, Dartmouth, and Fairhaven. All families complete a program application. Children are prioritized for enrollment based on individual and family needs. P.A.C.E. Head Start is committed to serving children with special needs and ten percent of enrollment opportunities are reserved for them. Parents of children with special needs are encouraged to apply.
Age Requirements: 3 to 5 years old

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