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Early Childhood Services

Three aspects of Early Childhood Services are often offered as part of Community Education programs:

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)
The purpose of ECFE programs is to provide parenting education and support young children' learning and development. Traditional models offer a licensed Parent Educator and a licensed Early Childhood Teacher along with support staff to provide services to parents and children, other relatives of these children, and expectant parents. Serves children age 0 to 4.

School Readiness
School Readiness programs help to prepare children for Kindergarten through a comprehensive program, aligned with state early childhood guidelines and Kindergarten standards, and based on early childhood research. Programs address children’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development, and promote early literacy skills.

Early Childhood Screening
Mandatory for all children before entrance to Kindergarten, Health & Developmental Screening programs are designed to identify issues that may interfere with a child’s success in school, with sufficient time to address these before entering school.


By investing early in the healthy development of our youngest learners and their caregivers, Community Education helps create a strong foundation for lifelong success.


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