This site shows more than just how it can benefit teachers seeking a career in this area of expertise pertaining to pre-k education and practices that will be used on the children in the programs. Developmentally Appropriate Practice is key in this career. This is mentioned here along with staff qualifications, staff-child ratios, salaries, and services. It, also, mentions about full day programs. As you scroll down, you will see more information on the funding of Head Start programs. As you scroll even further there is an interesting article posted on August 19, 2011 about why we should “mend it, not end it” pertaining to the Head Start program (NIEER). This is the post that I want my audience to focus on because it focuses more on the actual educational benefits of the program and how it can be improved and I find this to be important knowledge to have while researching this as a topic.

This is a blog for the National Head Start Association. It posts about upcoming events and whatnot but ALSO about issues with the government trying to cut the Program and how you can get involved and help stand up and make a difference. It is full of photos and motivational posters. This blog is really about getting people involved in standing up for head start and updates on things going on in government pertaining to the program.

This video addresses the issue of Head Start Programs being cut by the Government due to lack of funding and why it is important that it should be protected from these cuts. It shows a testimonial of a mother and daughter that really shows the significance of the program. This is important to my research because it helps me understand just how much the kids will need me. This early of education matters and this video is proof of that.

This is a source for all interested in pursuing a career in the Early Childhood Education major. It has many helpful links and articles to more specific careers such as Preschool, Elementary, and so on and what is required to fill these positions. It illustrates the roles and responsibilities in which a teacher in this field would have to take on and what is expected. There is also a calendar of seminars and conferences in which you can attend to further your knowledge. This is a very helpful link to those looking to pursue teaching our youth.

This a great source to go to find out exactly what you need in order to work in a Head Start or an Early Head Start such as degrees and certifications. So, if a career in a Head Start or Early Childhood Education is what you have decided to do or may be interested in, this is the page to go to to figure out exactly what you need to aim for and try to achieve by furthering your education.

This is a group article when trying to see both sides of the controversial issue of how to begin your child’s education. This article illustrates the debate of preschool versus head start. The outcomes vary depending on circumstances. The gist of the article is that the more you put it, the more you get out. This is a good source for parents to skim over and add to their list of research when it comes to making a plan on where to begin. It is always a beneficial thing to look at the pros AND the cons behind every decision to ensure you make the choice that is going to benefit you the most but is within your reach.

This picture shows a Head Start classroom in Lakewood, Colorado at the Wilbur A. Rogers Center, just to give a general idea of what is usually included in a Head Start setting. There are centers, tables and chairs for activities, shelves, pretend play areas, and a lot of different colors to stimulate any young mind.

This picture shows a Head Start classroom in Lakewood, Colorado at the Wilbur A. Rogers Center, just to give a general idea of what is usually included in a Head Start setting. There are centers, tables and chairs for activities, shelves, pretend play areas, and a lot of different colors to stimulate any young mind.

This is an actual diagram that I made for an Education class in college from an observation at a Head Start in Gettysburg. This is a diagram of how the class room was set up. It shows how the areas are designated for certain aspects of the curriculum. The sensory center, literacy centers, arts & crafts, kitchen for teeth brushing and food preparation, pretend play areas, and circle time for group projects and readings. This was an ideal Head Start classroom.

This is an actual diagram that I made for an Education class in college from an observation at a Head Start in Gettysburg. This is a diagram of how the class room was set up. It shows how the areas are designated for certain aspects of the curriculum. The sensory center, literacy centers, arts & crafts, kitchen for teeth brushing and food preparation, pretend play areas, and circle time for group projects and readings. This was an ideal Head Start classroom.

I observed, personally, at a Head Start for one of my classes. It was a great, rewarding experience and it definitely helps to see it with your own eyes rather than reading and looking at pictures. It had all the aspects of a great Head Start. What I really wanted to share was the Daily Routines/Schedule at this particular Head Start and just how much they really follow the guidelines and share the same aspirations and goals as the whole program does on a larger scale.It was especially cool to see the dental hygiene is really incorporated so perfectly into the routines. This Head Start was in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This shows that no matter which one you choose, they all have the same values. I created this table based off of my observations.

I observed, personally, at a Head Start for one of my classes. It was a great, rewarding experience and it definitely helps to see it with your own eyes rather than reading and looking at pictures. It had all the aspects of a great Head Start. What I really wanted to share was the Daily Routines/Schedule at this particular Head Start and just how much they really follow the guidelines and share the same aspirations and goals as the whole program does on a larger scale.It was especially cool to see the dental hygiene is really incorporated so perfectly into the routines. This Head Start was in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This shows that no matter which one you choose, they all have the same values. I created this table based off of my observations.

This image was taken at a Head Start. Dental hygiene AND overall health is important to the Head Start program. Just about everything you read about Head Start mentions their strong standing with health especially that of dental hygiene. I find this to be great for kids now and in the future to develop and keep good habits.

This image was taken at a Head Start. Dental hygiene AND overall health is important to the Head Start program. Just about everything you read about Head Start mentions their strong standing with health especially that of dental hygiene. I find this to be great for kids now and in the future to develop and keep good habits.

This page from Scholastic.com shows the importance of pretend play for children. It may just look like the children are just having fun and aren’t actually learning anything. But that is far from the truth, this article shows just what is being stimulated during pretend play. It benefits social/emotional, language, and thinking skills. The article goes into detail and how these benefits occur. It, also, gives suggestions for parents on how to give their child a great pretend play without too many resources. For example, with kitchen utensils.