Head Start Self Assessment
2017-2018 Head Start Application English
2017-2018 Head Start Application Spanish
Intructions on how to apply for VPK
Child Abuse Prevention Month 2017
April was first declared Child Abuse Prevention Month by presidential proclamation in 1983. Since then, April has been a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse. The majority of child abuse cases stemmed from situations and conditions that can be preventable when community programs and systems are engaged and supportive. A community that cares about early childhood development, parental support, and maternal mental health, for instance, is more likely to foster nurturing families and healthy children.
Below is the email address to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services where you can find information and resources.
Head Start Program Open Enrollment
For the 2017-18 school year, Head Start is
still accepting applications.
Applications are available on-line at:
www.Keysschools.com (under school tab, go to Centers and then click on Head Start)
Or applications may be picked up from a Head Start Site Coordinator at:
Families must meet the eligibility criteria for the program
Transportation is available, ask a Site Coordinator for more details
Head Start programs promote ‘school readiness’ by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. They engage parents in their children's learning.
Give your child a HEAD START!
(Se habla español)
Key Largo School, call Isabel Campanioni (305) 453-1255 x 57354
Stanley Switlik Elementary, call Isabel Vargas (305) 289-2490 x 59309
In Key West
Horace O’Bryant School, call Elizabeth Alvarez (305) 296-5628 x 65392
Or Jon Doughtry x 65393
Gerald Adams, call Latrice Pla (305) 293-1609 x 51329
National Nutrition Month
“Put Your Best Fork Forward" is the theme for NNM 2017 which serves as a reminder that
each one of us holds the tool to make healthier food choices. Making small changes during National Nutrition Month® and over time, helps improve health now and into the future. As nutrition experts, Academy members can help guide the public on gradually shifting toward healthier eating styles by promoting NNM activities and messages during March.
Be sure to visit some of the links below for resources.
National Eye Care Month
January is National Eye Care Month:
Taking care of your eyes can be a priority just like eating healthy and physical activity. Healthy vision can help keep you safe each day. Having your children’s eyes checked regularly is important. Although older adults tend to have more vision problems, preschoolers may not see as well as they can. Eye exams at the optometrist are important even once your child starts school and has visual screenings.