Community Action Since 1964


School Readiness Goals

The Office of Head Start defines school readiness as “children possessing the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success in school and for later learning and life.” Our teachers work directly with children and families to promote children's progress toward school readiness goals. Children in the OLHSA Head Start programs made significant gains during the 2017-2018 program year in all of the school readiness goal areas including Approaches to Learning, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Health, Language and Literacy and Mathematics. In the fall of 2018, there will be approximately 182 children transitioning to kindergarten from the OLHSA Head Start program. Of these, 84.6% scored as "developmentally ready for kindergarten." 

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Head Start CLASS Scores 2017-2018

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Research has shown that quality interactions between teachers and children are critical to children’s development in all areas. The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) is used to measure the quality of teacher–child interactions in three main areas: Emotional Support, Classroom Organization, and Instructional Support. OLHSA Head Start classrooms are at or above the national average in all areas. The scores are based on a 7 point scale.