Home Based

The Southside Early Childhood Center offers comprehensive child development services to families with children birth through age three, including those with disabilities. There are three (3) components offered: center-based, home-based, and First Steps.

An additional 24 families including prenatal mothers are served through the home-based component. Our home-based component promote parent-child relationships and help parents provide positive early learning experiences within their home environment.

The three components are designed to offer comprehensive services and family support which includes:

 Ø  Education: age appropriate educational activities, early child growth and development, and prenatal support

Ø  Community Services: early intervention, referral services, and  positive child discipline strategies

Ø  Safety & Health: child and family mental health issues, children's dental care needs, and preventive health services

Ø  Nutrition: encourage family-style settings, nutrition education, and accommodate the feeding requirements of each child, including special dietary needs

Ø  Family Engagement: opportunities to serve on our parent committee, health advisory committee, policy council, and other volunteer opportunities

High Scope a child focused curriculum is utilized in the center-based classrooms.  In addition, Parents -As -Teachers Curriculum and Partners for Healthy Babies are implemented in the home-based component. First Steps, Creative Curriculum incorporates best practices that meet the need of every early learner.