Hanover Preschool Initiative
200 Berkley Street
Ashland, VA 23050
Hanover Preschool Initiative Program
The Hanover Preschool Initiative Program is an early childhood development program open to three- and four-year-old children who meet eligibility requirements. The program is designed to promote a child's school readiness skills and social competencies through attention to health (medical, dental, and mental), education, family support, community collaboration, and parental involvement. The program is funded through Head Start and the Virginia Preschool Initiative.
Hanover Preschool Initiative has nine classes, each staffed by a teacher and an instructional assistant, and located throughout the county. The program is funded to serve 159 children. Eligibility for the Hanover Preschool Initiative is based on the age of the child, income of the family, and other at-risk factors. Guidelines require that the program reserve ten percent of its spaces for preschoolers with disabilities.
Mission Statement: Hanover County Public Schools Hanover Preschool Initiative Program will provide a program of education and comprehensive services that enriches and empowers the lives of children, families, and our community.
The goals of the program include:
* Providing a well-managed program that meets federal state guidelines, delivers services in the most effective and efficient manner, and reflects high quality services to children and families.
* Providing a child-centered education program that promotes optimal development and learning for enrolled children and gives them the tools necessary for school success.
* Delivering support services to children that focus on comprehensive growth and development
* Providing a smooth and effective transition into the preschool program and from preschool to kindergarten for children and families
*Developing strong partnerships with community resources that enhance the effectiveness of the program's service to children and families
* Providing opportunities for parents to achieve self-fulfillment and develop leadership skills
* Developing effective collaborations within the community, which enhance the healthy growth and development of all children and families
* To promote the maximum and efficient use of all available funding sources to serve the maximum number of eligible preschool children possible
Hanover County School Board does not lawfully discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, or national origin in the employment practices or educational programs and activities.