MISSION HEAD START-101 VALENCIA HEAD START (STEVENSON)
Center | Lic. #384000731
Total Star Rating:
Rated on: 1/4/2018
This program uses an evidence-based child assessment and observation tool.
Developmental and Health Screenings
This program ensures that children receive a health or hearing/vision exam every year. It also works with families to make sure all children receive a developmental screening using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire and the Ages and Stages/Social Emotional Questionnaire (ASQ and ASQ-SE), and uses the results to make referrals and plan interventions and adaptations in the program.
Teacher/Family Child Care Home Qualifications
Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and 21 hours of professional development annually.
Effective Teacher-Child Interactions
This program has had an independent observer use the CLASS tool to assess teacher-child interactions, and uses the results to plan professional development.
Ratios and Group Size
Center – Ratio: Group Size
Infant/Toddler – 3:9 or better
Toddler – 3:12 or better
Preschool – 1:8 ratio and group size of no more than 20
This program’s environment has been assessed by an independent observer using the Environmental Rating Scale, and it rates high on providing:
- A safe, clean, and enriching environment
- Good health practices
- A variety of activities, materials and play areas right for a child’s age
The director of this program has an Associate’s Degree with 24 units of Early Childhood Education/Child Development classes, 6 units of preschool management/administration and 2 units of supervision, or a Child Development Site Supervisor Permit, and 21 hours of professional development every year.