Recruitment season for 2019-20 has begun for The Partnership’s Children’s Services staff. And the new Albertville site is ready for the applications from local families looking for a high-quality center to serve their preschoolers. The Albertville site is located at 908 Cooley Street in Albertville just off of U.S. Highway 431. The site was acquired to consolidate other locations in Marshall County that were in structures considered less than ideal for housing preschool children, including mobile facilities or dated buildings in need of extensive upgrades.
Classroom Specialist Letha Cannon is based at the Albertville site and supervises classroom staff for four classrooms: one Early Head Start classroom that serves children birth to three years of age, plus pregnant women, and three preschool Head Start classrooms that serve children ages three to five, or up to eligibility for kindergarten.
We provide that comprehensive program to make sure that we are supporting the parent and training for them and the children so that we can prepare them to become school-ready with skills for school and skills for life.
-Letha Cannon, Albertville Children’s Services Classroom Specialist
In 2018, The Partnership served more than 2,500 children in 16 counties across North Alabama in a variety of early childhood programs. Early Head Start serves children birth to three years, plus pregnant women. Preschool Head Start serves children ages three to five, up to eligibility for kindergarten. Home Visiting programs include Early Head Start Home Visiting and First Teacher Programs. These programs serve families in their homes through qualified staff with extensive early childhood education backgrounds. And Child Care Partnerships are provided through collaborative efforts between The Partnership and local child care providers.
Applications for Partnership early childhood education programs may be started online with the selection of program and location preferences . Once the pre-application has been submitted, families are contacted by Family Engagement staff to complete the application in person. Each applicant follows the same intake process and selection is made based on a points system for prioritization.
To find our Early Head Start or Head Start location nearest you visit us online at www.capna.org and click your county of residence.