Degrees and Certifications:
Jose Cardenas Early Childhood Center
Principal: Claudia Barrios
Address: 3300 Ruiz Street, San Antonio, TX 78228
- Social and Emotional Development and Support - Implement daily curriculum to increase student safety, connection and problem-solving skills. The program implements social-emotional learning, discipline, and self-regulation. Students and families that are in need of more intensive social and emotional support are provided resources through our Health and Wellness Coordinator out outside agencies.
- Parent Engagement - Provide continuous opportunities for parents to be engaged in their child’s education, receive parent training, and secure leadership positions within the school and/or community.
- High Health and Safety Standards - a Comprehensive curriculum that includes dental, nutrition and transportation education. The facility meets health and safety standards per Head Start requirements. In addition to vision and hearing screenings, lead and dental screenings are provided on campus to all students and daily tooth brushing occurs.
- Authentic learning experiences - Thematic instruction to include hands-on, engaging activities that are relevant to student lives.
- Service PK3 and PK4 students.
Degrees and Certifications:
Stafford Early Childhood Center
Address: 611 S.W. 36th St., San Antonio, TX 78237-2607
- Health Programs
- Dental screenings for all students by a pediatric dentist and follow up for Class I and Class II dental concerns
- Blood testing for lead poisoning
- Physical exams required for all students
- Vision and hearing screenings for all students
- Height, weight and blood pressure checks
- Referrals to professionals for any health concerns
- Parent Engagement
- Fatherhood Initiative in which over 100 fathers and father figures participate in activities with their student and spend quality time networking
- Making It Better meetings where parents come to hear about School Readiness goals, campus highlights and upcoming activities, volunteer opportunities, presentations from community sources, ask questions and share concerns (similar to PTA meetings)
- Nutrition and cooking classes
- Parent education classes such as Safety in the home, Ready Rosie reading program
- Student to Teacher Ratio
- All classrooms have two staff members at all times. The student to teacher ratio is 10-to-1
- Family Support Workers
- Families are paired with one of seven campus-based Family Support Workers that help them to complete applications for enrollment, offer resources for water, electricity, household bills, assist the campus with attendance concerns, and act as an advocate for the family.
- Home Visits and Parent/Teacher conferences
- Home visits are conducted in the Fall and the Spring. Teachers go to the family’s home and spend time interacting with them, answer questions about their experience in school, what supports they need, and how we can assist them with their child’s school experience. The teacher also shares information on the student’s progress in the classroom.
- Parent/Teacher conferences are conducted in the Fall and the Spring where teachers share student academic progress, social/emotional growth, and any concerns. Parents are encouraged to ask questions and share their concerns.