The Campo Band of Kumeyaay Indians operates a Head Start program on 4 Reservations; Barona, Campo, La Jolla, and Santa Ysabel. Each Reservation serves up to 20 children and families. Preschool classes are offered for four hours per day, four days per week, 128 days per year. Each site employs a Head Teacher/Site Coordinator, Teacher Aide, Bus Driver/Teacher Aide, a Cook, and Program Support Specialist.
Children are provided a developmentally appropriate curriculum in a stimulating, caring environment. Ongoing training is provided for classroom staff to update their skills and abilities. The goals of the education program are to facilitate the development of both social and academic skills. Children are prepared physically, emotionally, and cognitively for kindergarten. A holistic approach is used to ensure that children are healthy physically and emotionally by facilitating the completion of physical, dental, nutritional, emotional, and developmental screenings for each child. Results of these screenings are also used to individualize the curriculum for each child. Parents are kept abreast of their child's development through the use of home visits and staff-parent conferences.
Program Support Specialists work on Family Partnerhsip Agreements with families on home visits. The purpose of these agreements is to assist parents in developing and meeting individual goals for themselves and their families. Program Support Specialists work with community agencies to provide assistance to families enrolled in the program.
The program is administered by a Director who is headquartered in Campo and makes weekly visits to the other sites.
Donations to the Head Start program are appreciated and may be sent to:
Indian Head Start Program
36190 Church Road, Suite A
Campo, CA 91906