Head Start Academics

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Head Start Special Programs...

All children enrolled in Head Start receive the full range of services provided for them to develop socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. Ten percent of the total program enrollment slots are reserved for children with disabilities who receive additional services to meet their special needs. These additional services are provided directly by Head Start, Burkburnett ISD, or other agencies. These services may include:

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational/Physical Therapy
  • Visual Training Play Therapy
  • Individual/Family Counseling
  • Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities

To discuss any of these services, contact one of the following:

Teachers: Paula Vroom, Sherry Wyatt or Brandace Hardy
Administrator: Michelle Wiese
Parent Involvement Specialist, Family & Community Partnership: Adria Perez

Disability Eligibility Criteria:

  • Autism (Pervasive Developmental Disorder)
  • Visual Impairment
  • Speech Impairment
  • Mental Retardation
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Auditory Impairment
  • Multiple Impairments
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Emotionally Disturbed
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Orthopedic Impairment
Each child's classroom learning program is individualized to meet each child's developmental needs. In an active learning environment, teachers focus on the total child with learning opportunities to build self-esteem, social skills, health, and nutrition understanding. Pre-math and reading skills are stressed in readiness for school.