The most important goal of the Head Start curriculum is to help children develop a positive outlook toward learning. This means encouraging children to be active and creative explorers who are not afraid to become independent, self-confident, inquisitive learners. Our staff believes in the petential of young learners and designs learning activities experiences that build on the competence of children.
The WESD Head Start Program uses The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, which aligns with the Arizona Early Learning Standards, and the Head Start Outcomes Framework.
The Creative Curriculum for Preschool translates new research and theory from the field of early childhood education into a practical, easy-to- understand approach to working with children and their families.it is a comprehensive curriculum with a clear organizational structure and a particular focus on interest areas. The organizational of The Creative Curriculum for Preschool includes five components:
- How Children develop and learn.
- The Learning environment
- What children learn.
- The Teacher's role
- The family's role.
WESD Head Start also implements the Conscious Discipline. It is a comprehensive classroom management program and a social-emotional curriculum. It is based on current brain research, child development information, and developmentally appropriate practices. Concious Discipline ® has been specifically designed to make changes in the lives of adults first. The adults, in turn, change the lives of children. Conscious Discipline® is a way or organizing schools and classrooms around the concept of a School Family. Each member of the family- both adult and child- learns the skills needed to successfully manage life tasks such as learning, forming relationships, communicating effectively, being sensitive to others' needs and getting along with others.
These Components rest on a solid foundation of research. if you have concerns about your child's development, please contact the WESD Search to Serve Department at 602-347-4850
It is the Parent's responsibility to transport their child to and from school. However, in some cases, student with special needs may be provided transportation by the Washington District, if directed by the child's Individualized Education Plan (IEP) through Search to Serve.