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Head Start

Head Start is a high-quality preschool program for children ages 3 – 5 years old.  In addition to supporting children’s early learning outcomes and development, Head Start also supports children’s health and family well-being through comprehensive services to the child and family.

Head Start services are available at no cost to eligible families. CCCC is the Head Start Grantee for Whitman County offering half-day preschool programming in the morning and afternoon in Pullman, WA. Programming runs Monday – Thursday for 9 months of the year.

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Preschool Education

​Our focus is on building a broad foundation of school readiness skills in children ages 3 – 5 years old in the following areas: approaches to learning, social and emotional development, language and literacy, cognition, and physical development.

Comprehensive Screening/Assessments

  • Developmental screenings

  • Social – Emotional behavioral screenings

  • Hearing and Vision screenings

  • Height and Weight measurements

  • Ongoing developmental assessments

  • Individualized curriculum

  • We ensure that each child receives proper follow-up or outside referrals based on the results mentioned above.

Children's Health and Wellness

  • Program staff ensure children receive medical and dental appointments, and appropriate vaccinations

  • Program staff promote good oral health through having each child brush teeth after a meal during the program day

  • CCCC Serves nutritious meals/snacks during program hours

  • CCCC can assist with mental health services for children and families, as needed

  • Program staff promotes physical activity, both indoors and outdoors, for children

Family Services are based upon developing family partnership

  • Development of Family goals.  Parents work with program staff to identify strengths, needs, and interests of the family to develop family and personal goals. Outside resources, supports, and assistance for parents in accessing available community resources are provided. Families receive individual support and follow up through the year.

  • Home visits and parent teacher conferences. Families meet with program staff four times through the year, becoming an integral partner in their child’s educational progress and discussing their family’s personal progress.

  • Parent involvement and leadership.  A variety of activities, volunteer opportunities, and parenting programs are provided, including child and community advocacy, participation on Policy Council, Executive Board, and Parent Center Committees, and other leadership and training opportunities.

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