Gadsden-Etowah County

Head Start ~ Early Head Start Program



 

    Building Families ~ Changing Lives   


 

The objectives of Head Start are based on the idea that all children deserve the opportunity to enter school ready to learn and that children’s readiness depends on their educational experience, their physical and mental health and the involvement of their parents and families.

 

The following are objectives of Gadsden/Etowah County Head Start/Early Head Start:

  • The improvement of the child’s health and physical abilities, including appropriate steps to correct present physical and mental problems and to enhance every child’s access to an adequate diet. The improvement of the family’s attitude toward future healthcare and physical abilities.

  • The encouragement of self-confidence, spontaneity, curiosity and self-discipline which will assist in the development of the child’s social and emotional health.

  • The enhancement of the child’s mental processes and skills with particular attention to conceptual and communications skills.

  • The establishment of patterns and expectations of success for the child, which will create a climate of confidence for present and future learning efforts and overall development.

  • An increase in the ability of the child and the family to relate to each other and to others. The enhancement of the sense of dignity and self-worth within the child and his or her family.



 

Our Mission Statement



The Gadsden - Etowah County Head Start Program subscribes to the philosophy that everyone has individual worth. It is further believed that one's quality of life can be significantly improved if appropriate experience and opportunities are provided by Head Start,coupled with community linkages to generate productivity, self-esteem and self-sufficiency of the Head Start family. This agency is compelled to assist families in recognizing their determination and reinforcement of existing strengths to the fruition of childrens and families' social competence.



Eight Locations:

J.W. Stewart Center
Main Office
513 Henry Street
Gadsden, AL 35901
256-546-7431
HS Enrollment – 218
EHS Enrollment - 48

 

 

Lula Andrews Brown
Attalla Elementary Partnership Site
300 Coleman Avenue
Attalla, AL 35954
256-538-7266
HS Enrollment – 20

 

Oscar Adams Elementary Pre-K Partnership Site
901 Raley Street
Gadsden, AL 35903
256-492-4952
HS Enrollment – 20

 

 

G.W. Floyd Elementary Pre-K Partnership Site
601 Black Creek Road
Gadsden, AL 35904
256-546-0836
HS Enrollment – 20

 

Striplin Elementary Pre-K Partnership Site
600 Cleveland Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901
256-546-8616
HS Enrollment – 20

 

 

Thompson Elementary Pre-K Partnership Site
236 Goldenrod Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901
256-546-7011
HS Enrollment – 20

 

Walnut Park Elementary Pre-K Partnership Site
3200 Walnut Street
Gadsden, AL 35904
256-546-4665
HS Enrollment – 20

 

London Bridge Sugar Pie #1 Early Head Start Center
324 Ewing Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901
256-547-5509
EHS Enrollment – 40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Contact Information:

Phone: (256) 546-7431
Fax: (256) 546-9320
E-mail: info@gadhs.org

P. O. Box 8142
Gadsden, AL 35901