Focus On Community Parents, Inc.

by NYC Firm Schools on May 7, 2012

Community Parents is a community Head Start program located in Brooklyn. Learning is an essential part of life that cannot be ignored, and for that reason Community Parents remains committed to early childhood education among its other services.

Through planning and evaluation with staff members and parents, Community Parents Head Start is able to complete its mission daily.

The school got its start in 1968 by a young grandparent by the name of Trenton Mitchell. He left employment as chairperson of the Delegate Policy Committee at another Head Start program and started Community Parents with several other grandparents. Over the years, change and challenges confronted Community Parents but they always emerged stronger and in better shape to continue their mission to provide an early childhood education experience for children in Brooklyn.

Community Parents has a medical satellite clinic called Kids Count. There is also an on-site playground. The school also features state-of-the-art technology that is available to students and staff.

The school serves children ages 3 through 5 and their parents. At least 10% of the student body consists of children with special needs.

Community Parents is located in Bedford-Stuyvesant. In addition to sponsoring family programs in the community, Community Parents offers a GED program through a satellite home provider service. They also sponsor a career development program.

Community Parents borrows ideas from a wide variety of curricula including Bank Street and The Creative Curriculum. Children enjoy age appropriate activities that are diverse, fun, and engaging.

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