Students can choose from the following 2 locations:
Address: 239 W. Washington
By car: Head west on W Wisconsin Ave. Turn right onto the Interstate 43 S ramp to Interstate 94 E. Merge onto I-43 S. Take exit 311 for 6th St. toward WI-59/National. Keep left at the fork and merge onto W. Mineral St. Turn right onto S 4th St. Take the 1st left onto W. Washington St. Guadalupe is on the right
By bus: Take the Blue Line or #23 bus east on Wisconsin, turning south onto 2nd St. Disembark at 2nd and National Ave. Walk South three blocks to W Washington St. Guadalupe is on the corner of Washington and 3rd St.
Orientation: February 1st at 1:00pm
Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 12:30pm-2:30pm
Address: 3027 W. Greenfield
By car: Head west on W Wisconsin Ave. Turn left onto N 27th St. Continue onto S. Layton Blvd. Turn right onto W Greenfield Ave. Guadalupe will be on your left.
By bus:Take #23 bus to W National Ave. and S 31st St. Disembark and walk 3 blocks south to the corner of W Greenfield Ave and S 31st St.
Orientation: February 2nd at 10:00am
Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8:15am-11:30am, 12:30pm-4:00pm
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.