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#1 of 8 Old 11-20-2008, 03:29 AM - Thread Starter
 
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ANyone have any experience sending their SN DCs to HeadStart or Early Head Start (for kinds under 3)? TIA for any information.
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Bump! Anyone? This is an option for us to send DD to the "Early Start" Head Start for kids under 3 because of her delay. But I am hesitant. Has anyone out there used head start or early headstart?
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Yup, we sent our son to Headstart and he did great. it really depends on your program and the teachers involved though. Worth checking out!

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We did early intervention from 6 months to three years old. But I'm not sure it's the same thing as early head start? My son received speech, physical therapy, occuptional therapy, and developmental therapy.

I'd say check out the program and what they offer. Every program would be different.

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I haven't heard of Early Head Start.

Head Start programs vary so it's best to see what your state offers.

We checked out two of the Head Start preschools that were available to DD. They were ok, not great. I thought the rooms were crowded and the play areas were old and not well maintained. I wasn't impressed with the facilities to be honest. There was a regular preschool teacher, a Special Ed teacher, and two aides for about 18 kids. The kids were clean. I only say that because another local mom who visited a Head Start preschool here said the room smelled like urine. The rooms I saw didn't smell. The children I saw seemed to be enjoying themselves. It wasn't easy to spot all the SN kids from the typical kids. I could spot two that were on the spectrum but the rest blended in well.

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We did it and we loved it. He did developmental preschool then headstart. The teachers were great. I volunteered in class and field trips. He learned a lot. I learned a lot too. The therapists went above and beyond. I agree with pp..it depends on the teachers. If parents are involved it is easier to meet each child's needs.
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I looked at a Headstart in Evanston when it looked like my children's private preschool was going to fall through. (An angel stepped in, so they didn't do Head Start). I couldn't believe how phenomenal the program was. It was unbelievably great. They were overjoyed to let me craft a gifted program out of their program and help in teh classroom. My bet is that you will get wide variance between programs depending on the teachers, etc. I think you need to visit the particular Head Start sites you are considering. That will probably be far more informative than experiences at other schools.
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Yep! My dd was in an enclosed sped classroom, but they just joined a headstart preschool class to become an inclusion class! We love it. So far it's been great!
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