Program areas at The Campagna Center
Alexandria head start promotes school readiness for preschool children (ages 3 to 5) from low-income families living in The city of alexandria. The program intentionally focuses on helping children develop skills in The areas of cognitive and language development, early reading, and mathematics, social emotional and physical development necessary for school readiness. Families collaborate with staff to foster these outcomes and work toward their own self-sufficiency goals. Sites participate in naeyc accreditation and The Virginia quality. Early head start provides for low-income infants and toddlers (birth - three years old) and expectant families. Early head start offers comprehensive services - educational, social, physical health, mental health, and nutrition - to ensure that children are getting off to The very best possible start in life. The Center's early head start program delivers services through various settings including center-based, home visiting, and family child care. Sites participate in naeyc accreditation and The Virginia quality.early head start family child care partnership project works with a network of independent family child care providers regulated by The city of alexandria to serve children who qualify for early head start services. These providers participate in training and professional development experiences that enhance The quality of care provided to children enrolled in their programs. Providers also gain access to resources that strengthen their knowledge of child development and The many ways to integrate The use of curriculum resources into their program. Families with children enrolled in The program have access to The comprehensive array of services provided by head start funded programs.
New neighbors english language learners program (new neighbors) is an important and innovative program developed to meet alexandria's need for high quality, easily accessible english language training to enhance The job possibilities and economic security of immigrants and refugees who reside in The community. It provides a 14 week, 3 day per week, 2.5 hours per day program model. Two semesters are offered each year, one 14-week session in The fall, and The other during The spring. Students are immigrants and refugees new to our community and one third require child care assistance to enroll and attend classes. The program is designed to improve english to help increase self-sufficiency and support community integration.
Campagna kids provides recreational, social, and academic enrichment opportunities to nearly 1,000 children through its after school and summer camp program. Operated in partnership with The city of alexandria and The alexandria city public schools, it offers parents access to safe, affordable and high quality enrichment programs for their children.