Preschool in Columbus, OH 43205
1395 Fair Avenue
Columbus, OH 43205
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CDCFC Inc. provides high quality comprehensive development programs and services to income-eligible children and their families. Children may attend full or half-day preschool classes that focus on developing school readiness skills along with providing health nutrition and other social services throughout program enrollment. To meet the unique needs of our families CDCFC offers a variety of program options. Early Head Start (EHS) is a federally funded community-based program for low-income families with infants and toddlers and pregnant women. Its mission is simple
to promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women
to enhance the development of very young children and
to promote healthy family functioning.
EHS evolved out of Head Start’s long history of providing services to infants and toddlers through Parent Child Centers Comprehensive Child Development Centers Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs and other early child development and family support efforts serving families with very young children. Recent advances in the field of infant development make EHS services so important.
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Quality — Building upon the Performance Standards as a foundation Head Start strives to consistently provide the highest level of service to children and families. Head Start leadership seeks to create a dynamic and cohesive environment that fosters commitment and supports continuous improvement.
Inclusion — Building a community where each child and adult is treated as an individual while at the same time a sense of belonging to the group is reinforced including community values respect and responsive to diversity — in culture ethnicity language and ability.
Empowerment — Believing that people can identify their own needs and interests and are capable of finding solutions and making changes.
Learning — Creating an environment for children parents and staff that is culturally sensitive and where enhancing awareness and refining skills and understanding is valued and promoted.
Nurture — supporting the physical social emotional and cognitive development of each child in the context of the child’s family and culture.
Diversity — Recognizing that all members of the Head Start community — children families and staff — have roots in many cultures. Head Start families and staff working together as a team can effectively promote respectful sensitive and pro-active approaches to diversity issues within their programs.