Early Childhood Education Services:

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, 6th Edition provides a set of resources to support active learning through a variety of learning experiences. It includes six volumes that describe the curriculum foundation, interest areas in the classroom, objectives for development and learning, and domain-specific teaching practices. The curriculum also provides teaching guides on six study topics with detailed daily plans. 

     Our program utilizes the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (HSLOF): Ages Birth to Five.  The Framework is grounded in a comprehensive body of research about what young children should know and be able to do to succeed in school. It describes how children progress across key areas of learning, growth and development. It specifies learning outcomes in the following areas:  Approaches to Learning incorporates emotional, behavioral, and cognitive self-regulation that support the development of these skills. Learning is Social-Emotional Development refers to a child's ability to create and sustain meaningful relationships with adults and other children. Teachers reinforce this development with the “Second Step Curriculum” which is designed to promote social competence and reduce children’s social emotional challenges. Language and Literacy are inter-twined throughout the daily schedule from arrival to departure. Language development refers to emerging abilities in listening and understanding (receptive language) and in using language (expressive language). Cognition skills are provided through daily lesson plan experiences in logic and reasoning, math, science, and social studies.  Perceptual, Motor, and Physical Development is foundational to children's learning in all areas because it permits children to fully explore and function in their environment. Teachers strategically plan intentional teaching lessons and child initiated activities. 

     Services to children with disabilities are provided in an inclusive setting.  Head Start, in collaboration with other agencies (Local Education Agency -public schools, and private entities), provides comprehensive assessments, preventive interventions for children demonstrating significant developmental delay.  Washington County NB & PW Club, Inc., Head Start/GA Pre-K, has established a partnership with Speech Pathologists, Psychologists, Physical Therapists, and certified intervention specialists/clinical worker to meet the needs of the child.

     Families are given assistance in making the transition into and out of the Head Start/ GA Pre-K program.  Opportunities to meet our staff are available throughout the recruitment and enrollment process.  Additionally, opportunities to meet local school staff will be available throughout the school year.

Michelle Duggan, Education Specialist/
Practice Based Coach
478.240.0925 ext.211


Yolanda Harris, 
Education Coordinator
478.240.0925 ext. 210