|Store Type |||Community Services|
|Cross Street |||50 Street|
|September to June, morning or afternoon classes|
Profile Last Updated: February 23, 2009
ABC Head Start is a preschool and family support program that provides a supportive learning environment for low income families. Pre-school aged children who qualify to participate in the ABC Head Start program are given an opportunity to learn in a classroom setting complete with playtime, snacks, field trips, and other pre-school level activities. To qualify, children must be at least 3 years 6 months old by September 1st and their families must meet low income financial guidelines. School program sites are located throughout the Edmonton area and include a special Francophone location in central Edmonton.
ABC Head Start began providing a supportive community and educational program for low income families in 1985. Since then, the agency has expanded significantly with more staff, volunteers, sponsors, classroom hours, and locations, resulting in more children and families receiving services. ABC Head Start is supported by a devoted community of volunteers who assist the program both inside and outside of the classroom. Volunteers range from teachers’ aides to administration staff, fundraisers, and childcare assistants.
It Starts at Home
ABC Head Start not only provides support and education for children, but also for their parents. Regular parent days and in-home visits from program social workers allow parents to stay involved with the progress of their children’s learning development. Volunteer positions in the classrooms, with the Board of Directors, or with special events are also available for parents to participate in.
Information: No cost for qualified families.