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MAY HAPPENIGS
May 13 - Policy Council Meeting
May 14 - Head Start Classes Closed at MLK Center, Shriver Center , Noland Center,  EHS Classes are Open and all Elgin Classes are open
May 20 - Board of Directors Meeting
May 27 - Agency Closed for Holiday
May 29 - Last Day for Head Start Children at MLK Center, Shriver Center & Noland Center

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Education Services

All children and families are welcomed into Head Start’s programs. We understand that every child has unique strengths and unique needs. All programs are multilingual and include children and families from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. At Head Start of Washington County, diversity is celebrated both in and out of the classroom.

PROGRAM SERVICES OFFERED
 

Head Start Classes (Children age 3 to 5 years)

  1. Full-Day | Part-Year (September-June) Four HS Classrooms;
    Classes operate from 8:00am to 2:00pm;
    Monday through Friday at MLK Center (131 W. North Avenue, Hagerstown, MD)
     
  2. Full-Day | Part-Year  (September-June) Five HS Classrooms;
    Classes operate from  9:00am to 3:00pm;
    Monday through Friday at Sargent Shriver HS Center (837 Spruce Street, Hagerstown, MD)
     
  3. Full-Day | Part-Year  (September-June) One Pre-K Classroom;
    Classes operate from  9:00am to 3:30pm;
    Monday through Friday at Sargent Shriver HS Center (837 Spruce Street, Hagerstown, MD)
     
  4. Full-Day | Full-Year (September-August) Two HS Classrooms;
    Classes operate from 7:00am to 5:00pm depending upon parent work or school schedule;
    Child Care Scholarship/Vouchers are required for this center & transportation is by parent;
    Monday through Friday at Elgin Station Center (40 Elgin Blvd., Hagerstown, MD)
     
  5. Full-Day | Part-Year (September-June) One HS Classroom;
    Classes operate from 9:00am to 3:00pm;
    Monday through Friday at Noland Community Center (1048 Noland Drive, Hagerstown, MD)*
    * Note: Children in McCleary Hill can also be transported to this classroom. Children living in 
    Noland/McCleary Hill, age birth-3, will attend our Shriver Center.

Early Head Start Classes (Children birth to 2 years)

  1. Full-Day | Full-Year (September-August) Two Infant Classrooms & Four Two's Classrooms;
    Classes operate from 8:00am to 2:00pm; Transportation of Infants is by parent;
    Monday through Friday at MLK Center (131 W. North Avenue)
     
  2. Full-Day | Full-Year (September-August) One Infant Classroom & Two Two's Classrooms;
    Classes operate from 9:00am to 3:00pm; Transportation of Infants is by parent;
    Monday through Friday at Sargent Shriver Center (837 Spruce Street)
     
  3. Full-Day | Full-Year (September-August) One Infant Classroom & One Two's Classroom;
    Classes operate from 7:00am to 5:00pm depending upon parent work or school schedule;
    Child Care Scholarship/Vouchers are required for this center & transportation is by parent;
    Monday through Friday at Elgin Station Center (40 Elgin Blvd.)

Early Head Start Home Based Option (Prenatal to age three years) 

Homebased option offers educational and family enrichment opportunities in the comfort of the family's home.  An  Advocate/Teacher will make weekly educational visits to your home and provide bi-weekly socializations in one of our centers.  Socializations allow children and parents to engage with other families. 
 

Expectant Mother Program (Prenatal) 

Head Start of Washington County offers a homebased prenatal options to expectant mothers.  When enrolling in this program the expectant mother is assigned a home based teacher who uses Parents as Teachers Curriculum to educate the mother about her pregnancy and what to expect once the baby is born. 

The needs for appropriate support for emotional well-being, nurturing and responsive caregiving, and father engagement during pregnancy and early childhood.  While enrolled the mother will receive two visits per month from a Homebased  Advocate/Teacher. The visits will consist of  a lesson from the curriculum.  

The Homebase  Advocate/Teacher will discuss with you and provide materials on 

•    Prenatal and Postpartum recovery
•    Education and services that address fetal development
•    The risks of alcohol, drugs, and smoking
•    Nutritional counseling
•    Food assistance
•    Oral health care
•    Labor and delivery
•    Mental Health Services; Parental depression
•    Infant care and breast feeding
•    Safe sleep practices
•    Substance abuse prevention and treatment
•    Emergency shelter or transitional housing in cases of domestic violence

The visits are scheduled with the mother and last about an hour and a half.   The mother is also offered a prenatal and postnatal visit from a registered nurse employed by Meritus Hospital. 
Once the baby is born the baby is then enrolled into the home based program and the family then receives weekly visits from Homebased  Advocate/Teacher using the Parents as Teachers Curriculum.