CAP early childhood education programs build solid foundations for success for children and their families. It’s available for FREE to eligible children ages birth through 4-years-old.
We offer center-based and home-based services for qualifying families, all designed to prepare your child for kindergarten with reading, writing, math and problem-solving skills.
In conjunction with the National Head Start Association, our early childhood education programs help very young children develop memory and language, self-control and judgment, reasoning and problem solving abilities, along with math and reading skills. In order to meet the needs of all children and families, CAP supports children’s continued development of the home language and English language skills as a link towards school readiness and success.
CAP partners with Family & Children Services to provide family support, parent education, crisis intervention and family counseling services.CAP also collaborates with the OSU Center for Health Sciences (OSUCHS) to meet the health care needs of enrolled children, their parents and siblings. In total, our program has collaborative agreements with more than 20 different partners and providers of various supportive services.
In 2011, CAP was designated as a “Center of Excellence in Early Childhood” by the Office of National Head Start.
Benefits of our education programs:
- Child development and education curriculum to help your child develop skills for future school success
- Health screenings and ongoing assessments of the child’s progress
- Referrals to resources to meet additional family needs including nutrition, medical and health screenings (dental, vision and hearing)
- Access to other CAP programs including benefits screening, free tax preparation, adult learning courses and more