Head Start Programs Wisconsin Head Start University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, a Head Start Program of Oshkosh, WI

515 East Parkway Avenue
Oshkosh WI 54901
Contact Phone
(651) 323-7902
Early childhood development & education services The education component blends together guidelines from Head Start Performance Standards, State of Wisconsin rules for Group Day Care and the Active Learning Philosophy of the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation for Young Children. Preschool-aged children ages 3, 4 and 5 are engaged in one of several options most appropriate for their development. Each option provides opportunities for stories, music, poetry, beginning social studies, math, science and language development. All activities are geared to the developmental level of the child and include individualized lessons in the area of a child’s special needs or interests. There are always a variety of quiet activities, active play, directed activities, child initiated activities and in the classroom options, small and large group activities. Care is taken that all activities reinforce ethnic backgrounds and seek to be non-sexist.
Who is Eligible?

Children who are 3 to 5 years old are eligible for Head Start services. Pregnant women and children from birth to 3 years of age are eligible for Early Head Start services. Children and families who are homeless, in foster care, or receive TANF or SSI are also eligible for services. Eligibility is determined by Head Start program staff and some families may be eligible for services if they are determined to be at or below the federal poverty level. Some grantees enroll a percentage of children from families with incomes above the Poverty Guidelines as well.

Families are encouraged to apply.

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