JANESVILLE—Community Kids Learning Center, a program of Community Action, Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties, is pleased to begin a partnership with the local Early Head Start program.
“This is a unique opportunity for our staff to teach alongside the Early Head Start staff,” says Jennifer Webb, Community Kids manager. “The collaboration will also help provide early intervention to eligible families.”
Early Head Start is a federally funded community-based program for low-income families with young children. The classroom will serve eight children, from infants to three-year-olds.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to serve families in common and provide quality infant/toddler care,” says Carol Mishler, executive director of Rock-Walworth Comprehensive Family Services Inc. Head Start and Early Head Start.
“It’s important to work with another partner with a similar mission to serve the community’s most vulnerable population,” says Mishler.
Two teachers and a family advocate will work with the Early Head Start classroom.
Community Kids officially starts hosting the classes March 1.
About Community Kids Learning Center
Community Kids Learning Center and P4J provides local children with professional educators, developmentally appropriate curriculum and an environment that promotes life-long learning for children ages 2 weeks to 12 years old. The center is rated five out of five stars on the State of Wisconsin’s YoungStar scale.
Community Kids is one of Janesville’s two state-licensed centers available for second-shift workers. Care is available from 5 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, with flexible scheduling to accommodate parents’ work schedules. Financial assistance is available to eligible families.