Sure Start is an educational program, which offers a comprehensive approach for preschool children with the following components:
Thoughtful and intentional planning ensures that the program environment, curriculum, materials, routines, and activities are appropriate to the children’s ages, individual needs, and cultures.
Health and Nutrition Component:
Medical, dental, and developmental screenings are provided for all enrolled children. Immediate follow-up assessment and services are provided if problems are identified. Nutritious lunches and snacks are also provided at no cost to families of enrolled Sure Start students. Enrollment in the School Meal Program is required. Click the link below to access your school's Food Services Page.
Social Services Component:
The Sure Start program establishes and maintains an outreach and recruitment process that systematically ensures enrollment of eligible children regardless of race, sex, creed, color, national origin, or disability. This component assists with improving the condition and quality of family life and makes parents aware of community services and resources, and facilitates their use.
Parent Involvement Component:
Families of all children enrolled in the program are actively involved through required participation in classroom activities, parent education meetings, conferences, and home visits.