Program Options

ALL of our students will be participating in virtual learning until in-person classes begin on September 8. This is at the recommendation of state and local health authorities, out of an abundance of caution. 

The following are our NO-COST program options for the 2020-2021 school year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a typical year, we only offer no-cost in-person learning. 

No-Cost In-Person Learning: Children are taught on-site (at our Arvada or Wheat Ridge locations), in classes of 10-12 children and 2 teachers. Additional health and sanitization measures have been implemented to minimize health risks to children, teachers, and families. Full-day (6.5 hours) and half-day (3.5 hour, morning and afternoon) sessions are available. 

No-Cost Virtual Learning: Our virtual learning option provides for 100% at-home engagement in the program. ALL of our students will be participating virtually until in-person classes begin on September 8; but virtual and hybrid learners will continue at-home learning after that date.

No-Cost Hybrid Learning: The hybrid option will provide preschoolers an opportunity to have that in-person learning and socialization one day a week while engaging virtually from home the rest of the week.

What does virtual learning look like for preschoolers? 

Virtual learning involves direct support from our teachers as well as the use of a few fun, easy-to-use online programs. We will provide educational materials to support this learning at home- including a limited number of tablets, if you don't have another way to access virtual learning!

EVERY family in our program will have the benefit of support from a dedicated Family Support Specialist, classroom Mental Health specialist, and Registered Dietician, as well. 

Families are able to access FREE meals and snacks, either while utilizing in-person learning or the virtual and hybrid options. 

ALL of these sessions are available at NO COST!

2020-2021 Program Options
  In-Person Virtual Hybrid
No Cost
Meals & Snacks Provided In-School Pickup Pickup
Family Support & Resources
Materials Provided
Parent Involvement Opportunities
School-year enrollment; 
children can start when they turn 3

Education

Jefferson County Head Start provides children with learning experiences to develop school readiness skills, with a strong emphasis on social emotional development. We understand that social emotional development is the foundation of school readiness, as these skills are fundamental to ensure academic learning can take place in a school setting.

Learning Through Play

We believe that children learn best through play, which is supported by our curriculum, Creative Curriculum. Second Step Curriculum is also used to develop skills in children such as listening, paying attention, controlling their behavior, and getting along with others. These social-emotional and self-regulation skills help to ensure that your child will be ready to learn in kindergarten.

School Readiness

Our School Readiness Plan and Goals align with the Colorado Preschool Academic Standards as well as the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework. Teachers conduct two Family Visits per year in the home in addition to two Family Conferences held at the school. Each of our classrooms is staffed with two highly qualified classroom teachers, with Lead Teachers holding a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and Teacher Associates holding a minimum of a CDA.

Child reading on the floor