Health and Human Services study
by TONI H - 2/19/13 2:36 PM
In Reply to: He sees it as an investment by Josh K
has found that Head Start children are actually running BEHIND kids who didn't go to Head Start by the time they hit third grade. Sounds like another joke of a program.
Heather has Derek Jr in a 'day care type pre-school' right now. He's three years old. She doesn't want him there to learn much of anything other than to realize that teachers are to be respected and listened to and that there are rules to follow. The 'teacher' gives out a green sticker on a chart every day that a kid has a good day.......red stickers for bad days. Derek thought he did real good by striving to get that red sticker his third day in because his favorite color happens to be red. When he discovered that only the green ones were for good days, he's gotten one every day since, but he still asks his 'teacher' if he can get the red sticker taken off because the other kids can see it. LOL Heather teaches her boys maps, letters, numbers, the computer, etc. and they have lots of friends that they have play dates with and they pretty much behave in other environments (stores, restaurants, people's homes, playground, etc) but it's almost always because Heather or Derek is there to correct them right away. She wanted them to realize that OTHER adults are in charge when their parents aren't. So far it's working out pretty well, and he's only there for four hours a day.
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