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