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Early Learning Center- After School Program

 

Level:

Elementary

 

Contact Person at the Site:

Maxine Woodberry

            mwoodberry@baldwin.k12.ga.us

 

Location:

100 North ABC Street (off the bypass)

Milledgeville, GA 31061

Phone (478) 457-2461

 

General Information:

This model preschool program for children and families is a combination of several high-quality programs for children. The purpose is to get preschool children ready to succeed in kindergarten and their future years in school.  It is funded by 210 Head Start three-and-four-year-olds, 120 Pre-K state lottery funded four-year-olds, and is also the site for the Preschool Disabilities Program for children 3-5 years old in Baldwin County. They provide a developmentally appropriate learning environment for children using the High Scope curriculum approach, plus we offer screening and follow-up health, dental, and family services. Head Start is a program for low-income families, so there are income guidelines that must be met in order to get a funded slot in this program.  The Pre-K program has no income guidelines, so all children can apply.  The eighteen classrooms are arranged in pods with six classrooms in each pod.  Classrooms are rich with materials to enhance children's exploration and curiosity.  These materials are arranged in learning centers, and children get a chance to plan their work time in these centers and carry out their plans. The High Scope curriculum approach capitalizes on children's interests, and teachers are skilled at maximizing learning opportunities throughout the day.  A daily routine is followed each day.  Children receive breakfast and lunch, brush their teeth, and engage music and movement activities as well as story times.  They visit the Media Center/Library and the children's kitchen where cooking activities enhance learning goals too.  The Early Learning Center is a professional development site/partner school for Georgia College & State University.  Early Childhood, Music Therapy, Psychology, and Nursing students all have experiences at the school.  They also receive students from Georgia Military College and Central Georgia Technical College.  Other community partnerships housed at the center include:  Baldwin Co. Health Department Satellite Clinic, CASA (Court-Appointed Service Advocates) Office, the School System's After-School Program Coordinator, and CGTC's Literacy Program.

 

To Volunteer:

            Complete the Confidentiality and Corporal Punishment Orientation

                     (given by Revel Pogue).

            Complete a Background check.

            Complete volunteer hours sheet and return to your professor or

                     Revel Pogue.

 

Volunteer Times:

Monday – Friday; 2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.  

 

Directions:

Departing from: Kilpatrick Parking Lot across from Fire Department

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