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PCC Program Information

Growth in numbers of participants in the Parent-Child Center shows the support of the Falls City community, and tht there is both a need and continued support for the care and education of young children and families. Continuity of staff and consistency of care have been a focus of our program from the beginning. Care includes preschool for 3-4 year olds and before and after school care through second grade.

In an effort to care for all families, Parent-Child Center works with Health and Human Services, Head Start, and special education to provide care to children with special needs and limited resources.

Parent involvement includes parent gatherings, monthly calendars, parent materials for check-out, and parent-teacher conferences. Parents are encouraged to visit our program and join us for lunch. Evaluation of students is on-going with progress evaluated each semester.

Coordination with Head Start includes sharing expertise, collaboration for training, and student care.

Parent-Child Center is a link for children, parents, and the public schools in providing a smooth transition to the primary years. Making both parents and children feel comfortable, nurtured, and able to grow to their fullest potential is a primary goal.

On Tuesday, October 2, 2007, the state department visited the Parent-Child Center. The ELLCO and ECERS scheduled evaluation focused on health and safety and language and literacy. The evaluation lasted three hours during which several areas were observed. These included space and furnishings, personal care, language and reasoning, activities, interactions, program structure, and parents and staff interactions and accommodations. Among the observation, the evaluation also included a short teacher interview and discussion. Out of a total of 7 points, PCC scored a 6.6.