of the larger programs of Little Dixie is Head Start, a program that
believes a solid, developmentally appropriate pre-school education
is an essential foundation to success in the classroom and in life.
Start, children are encouraged to develop in all major domains --
social, emotional, physical and cognitive. Children learn best
through experiences. This program increases exposure to math,
science and language arts experiences in order to enhance school
readiness. Daily math/problem-solving and language experiences along
with weekly science and food experiences are offered to each child.
These activities give the children opportunities to extend their
creative and thinking skills.
four-year-old children are served in 19 classroom sites located
throughout Choctaw, McCurtain and Pushmataha Counties. The program
serves 449 children. List of Centers
to the educational opportunities in the classrooms, Head Start also
strengthens ties between parents and children, parents and the
communities, parents and staff and community partners.
social and emotional domains, children are provided an opportunity
to mature in a warm, caring environment with teachers trained to
nurture social and emotional development.
Children with special needs are integrated into the regular classrooms. Activities and services are modified to accommodate all Head Start and Early Head Start children with special needs.
development is a vital part of a quality early childhood program.
Head Start helps stimulate children to experiment, inquire, observe,
play and explore the environment.
For program information call 580-326-7581 or 866-326-7581