Addresses (two sites):
Days/Hours of Operation:
South: Monday-Friday 12:30pm-2:30pm
Jo's Academy: Monday-Friday, 8:15am-11:30am, 12:30pm-4:00pm
South- February 1st at 1:00pm
Jo's Academy- February 2nd at 10:00am
Approximate Travel Time By Car: 7 minutes
Approximate Travel Time By Bus: 17 minutes
Approximate Travel Time By Car: 8 minutes
Approximate Travel Time By Bus: 30 minutes
Description of Agency/Activities: Guadalupe is a federally funded Head Start program for families with children ages 3 to 5. The five centers and sixteen classrooms are very culturally diverse. Many of the children are bilingual or speak Spanish or Hmong as their primary language. Ten of the classrooms have dual sessions in the morning and afternoon, Monday through Thursday, with 17 children enrolled in each session. Ten classrooms are all day and meet Monday through Friday. Each classroom has a teacher and assistant teacher, and often a parent volunteer as well. 10% of the enrollment slots are reserved for children with disabilities.
Student Role in Agency: MU students work directly with the children, assisting the teachers in the classrooms. This is a really great site for people who like to work with kids. There is a lot of direct interaction with the kids, who love to have attention from others. The teachers are also very friendly and appreciate the help from students. One other really neat thing about Guadalupe Head Start is that other languages are spoken in the classroom. It's a great way to expose yourself to other cultures. This is a fun and enlightening site that allows you to enjoy yourself and the kids.