Welcome to Head Start of Laramie!
We are a FREE preschool, serving children ages 3-5. Our highly qualified staff focus on the areas of Education, Family Partnerships, and Health to prepare both children and families for success in education and in life.
All of our classes are mixed-age, which means 3, 4, and 5 year-olds are in each room. This allows children a chance to learn from one another, take on leadership roles, and experience a diverse group of abilities, skills, and personalities.
Each room is staffed with three teachers, increasing our ability to provide one-on-one attention, high quality instruction, and effective supervision.
Room 1: Billie, Savannah, Christina (Kat)
Room 2: Jesmin, Brenda, Kristine
Room 3: Maddy, Jenny, Kristin
Room 4: Kassandra, Aspen, Raquel
Events & Announcements
As things are changing rapidly, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will try to keep you updated on this page. Please check back frequently, for any changes in our program's situation. Stay healthy out there, and reach out to us if you need support! We are all in this together!
Car Line Pick-Up
When: Thursday May 28, 2020 10:00-12:00
*If you cannot make this time, please contact your classroom teacher. *
Where: Head Start Parking Lot
Each classroom will have a table set up in the parking lot
All cars MUST pull in at the Pine Street entrance (closest to the gym and playground)
Parents will pull up to their classroom tables and stop. All family members must remain in the vehicle.
One (or more) teachers will bring all items to the vehicle. We may take a minute to say hello to the family, wish them well, connect, etc., but please be mindful of other families’ time.
When ready, each vehicle will continue forward to exit out of the Ivinson Ave. entrance (by the dumpster/ back of the building)
We hope to see you there!
Join us for a virtual School Family Meeting!
We can't wait to see you again in person!
We miss you all and hope you are doing well!
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Head Start of Laramie Families,
Wednesday evening, April 1, 2020, the Albany County School District officially announced that due to the ongoing concern with COVID-19, all schools will remain closed through at least April 17, 2020 with the possibility of extending further out depending on the Governors and State Health Officials orders. As a result, Head Start of Laramie will also remain closed through at least April 17, 2020 or further out depending on the Governor's and State Health Officials orders.
We apologize for any inconvenience and hardship this may cause. We encourage you to reach out to us for any support you may need. Please remember, we are offering breakfast and lunch meal service. For more information about this, please call our main office, or reply to this email.
We are committed to doing our best to stay connected and keep you well informed during this time. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page, as well as, our website at headstartlaramie.com
Laramie Child Development Corporation
Head Start of Laramie
Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we continue to work through all of the challenges related to COVID-19. This week, the Head Start staff has been hard at work making plans for how we can continue to offer some sort of our Head Start services to you and your child. We have many great ideas and options that we are considering and in the days to come, you will be receiving an email and/or phone call from either your child's teacher, or some other member of staff, asking about how you would prefer to receive information and resources including:
Curriculum activities and materials to complete them
Meals for your Head Start Child
At this point, we are still uncertain about how long we will have to remain closed. Along with Head Start being required to follow the Governor's orders, we are also required to follow the Office of Head Start orders. Our guidance is that we must follow the lead of Albany County School District and remain closed as long as they are closed. We are committed to making sure that we are keeping in contact with families and will continue to provide you with updates as we have them.
Thank you all, please reach out with any questions! You can call our main Head Start phone line at 307-742-6792. If there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will return your call.
Please remember to like us on Facebook and check out our website for updates!
Laramie Child Development Corporation
Head Start of Laramie
COVID-19 Preventative Closure
March 18, 2020
Per the guidance from the Office of Head Start, the decision has been made to follow the lead of Albany County School District and close school until at least April 3rd . This is a proactive measure being taken in order to lessen the possibility of our staff, families, volunteers, and children from being affected by COVID-19. At this point, we are unsure if Head Start will resume classes after April 3rd, or if the closure will need to be extended.
Our staff plans to continue to deliver services to children, but in a much different way. Starting late next week, and continuing on for as long as necessary, staff will create and deliver to you curriculum activity packets that you can do with your child/children at home. More details about this, and other plans to still keep children and families engaged, will be available in the days to come.
In the days and weeks to come, we will rely heavily on our Head Start of Laramie Facebook page, and our Head Start of Laramie website to keep families, volunteers, and other community partners informed of any changes or future decisions made. Please be sure to like us on Facebook! Our website can be reached at headstartlaramie.com.
We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience and hardship this may cause any of our families, but feel that it is in the best interests of everyone who is a part of our Head Start of Laramie family to take this action. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to Marlena Suazo, our Executive Director, through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank You! Head Start of Laramie Staff
"Join us for a day of Punkin' Chunkin' fun and support local children and youth in foster care. This year's event includes adult chunkin', kids chunkin', kids' baking contest, adult baking contest, a one stop fall shop of 50+ vendors, chicken poop bingo, a petting zoo, adult pie eating contest, kid's pie eating contest, kid's costume contest, adult costume, food trucks, and a fall festival complete with crafts and games! Don't miss out on our best Punkin' Chunkin' yet!!!" (From Punkin Chinkin Facebook Event Page)
Head Start will be hosting a booth with some games, prizes, and a chance to see some of your favorite staff members! Don't forget to stop by!
For more info, visit the Facebook event page!
Look who got a crosswalk!
Thanks to the hard work of many Parent Policy Council members, and the Laramie Traffic Commission, we finally got a cross walk put in at the corner of Cedar and West Grand!
The International Dance is coming up!
Breakfast Club has collaborated with staff to create a fun, laid-back way to connect with other families, and represent your family's culture! They have added a pot-luck style aspect to our annual end-of-the year dance.
We invite you to bring a dish to share with the rest of our school family. It can be something your family loves, a recipe from your own grandparents, something from another country, or anything else that you feel represents your family.
Along with food, we encourage you to wear any fancy, traditional, festive, or favorite clothes that represents your culture.
We will all get together May 10, from 6:00-8:00 to share, talk, and most importantly- get our groove thangs on!
The Playhouse is done!
After many long weeks of construction, the house is finally complete! The children have enjoyed helping E&E Construction by using drills, measuring, and marking wood. They have also worked hard to determine how to be safe when using the playhouse. Here are some of the expectations they have written:
1. Make sure the door can open. People need to go in and out.
2. Use safe hands with everybody in the house.
3. Use safe hands on the house and door so they don't break.
4. Windows are only for teachers to open and close.
5. You can use chalk on the chalkboards in the house.
6. Unlocking the door is a teacher job.
7. If you want to play in the house, ask a teacher if it can be open.
8.Shovels and rakes are for outside the house.
9. When a teacher says its time to line up, leave the house and line up.
10.The house is for people, not for animals.
Thank you E&E, and our Parent Policy Council for getting us such a wonderful playhouse!