EARLY LEARNING PROGRAM
We provide affordable childcare that is responsive to your child’s individual needs.
Through extremely low teacher to child ratios (1:4) and small class sizes, Kids Incorporated’s Early Head Start Program individualizes the curriculum to ensure each child’s learning plan is based on their developmental level.
We focus on meaningful relationships and interactions in infant and toddler learning. Small groups allow for primary care giving and continuity of care, which supports children in developing nurturing relationships and achieving goals.
EARLY HEAD START PROGRAM
The Early Head Start Program is a comprehensive, affordable child care program designed to reinforce and respond to the unique strengths of each individual child and family we serve.
We utilize the research-based curriculum – The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos. Activities are planned based on each child’s individual development and intended to target skills and set goals for the children to achieve as they grow and develop.
The foundation for this curriculum is play-based, recognizing that children learn through play and interactions with their teachers, classmates and environment.
Kids Incorporated is equipped to serve the needs of every family, including those whose children have special needs. Because a minimum of 10% of the children served at our childcare centers have special needs, it’s not unusual for therapists (speech, occupational and physical) to be in the classroom working with these students one-on-one on a regular basis.
Other volunteers, such as graduate students from FSU’s Center for Autism & Related Diseases do their practicums at one of our centers, working with a child on the autism spectrum.
Children with special needs are automatically moved to the top of the waiting list for child care. If you have any questions about your child’s needs and situation, please call 850-414-9800.
Families are selected to participate in the affordable child care program based on need, rather than on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Eligibility is determined by both income and family size according to the Poverty Guidelines published by the Federal Government and the State of Florida.
You may be eligible if you meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Your annual household income is considered low-income based on the Poverty Guidelines published by the Federal government.
- Your children are in foster care.
- Your family receives public assistance (TANF or SNAP).
- You or your children are experiencing homelessness.
- Your child has special needs or a special circumstance.
Depending on availability and circumstances, we may be able to enroll children from families regardless of income. For questions about eligibility please call 850-414-9800.
Our program offers comprehensive child development services and affordable child care through convenient facilities and a home-based program in Jefferson, Leon and Madison counties in Florida.
HOW TO APPLY
Ready to see if Kids Incorporated is the right fit for your family? You can apply for our Early Head Start Program today.
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