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North Oak Head Start


35 Oak St New Britain CT, 06051
Contact Name: Danielle Grieco
Contact Phone: (860) 224-8299
Preschool Details: Head Start is a federally funded program for parents and their 3- and 4-year-old (pre-school) children. Started in 1965, Head Start is based on the philosophy that the parent is the primary educator for the child. HRA supports this philosophy with safe, nurturing and culturally sensitive services in a licensed setting. Head Start’s Goals to Prepare Children for Kindergarten. Your child will begin preparing for kindergarten on the very first day of pre-school. Teachers will conduct home visits and conferences with parents regularly to review progress. Children will show that they are ready for school with development in these areas: Language: understanding and using language to communicate; Literacy: identifying sounds of spoken language; Mathematics: counting for quantity and to solve problems; Science: using the 5 senses and other tools to gather information and make observations; Social/Emotional: expressing feelings, needs and opinions without harming themselves, others or property.
Eligible Requirements: These services are offered free of charge to eligible low-income New Britain families, families with foster and homeless children and families receiving TANF (state cash) and/or SSI (disability). Children must be aged 3 or 4 by January 1 of the school year. All information is kept strictly confidential.
Age Requirements: 3 to 5 years old
How to Apply: Bring ALL of the following to your appointment: Your child’s birth certificate; Copy of your child’s latest physical exam; Your child's immunization record and TB risk assessment results; Proof of New Britain residency (phone bill, lease, etc.); Proof of all family household income for the most recent 4 weeks; Evaluations for any special needs (speech, hearing, Birth to 3, etc.); Social security numbers for everyone in the family if available; Proof of legal guardianship, if applicable; Your child’s medical insurance card.

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