El programa Head Start de Foundling opera en Puerto Rico y brinda servicios de educación temprana y desarrollo infantil de alta calidad, que promueven el crecimiento cognitivo, social y emocional de los niños para su posterior éxito en la escuela. El programa basado en el centro incorpora interacciones entre maestros y niños eficaces y receptivas.

    El programa Head Start integra estrategias de participación de padres y familias en todos los sistemas y servicios del programa para apoyar el bienestar familiar y promover el aprendizaje y el desarrollo de los niños. El programa ofrece experiencias de aprendizaje apropiadas para el desarrollo, la cultura y la lingüística en lenguaje, alfabetización, matemáticas, funcionamiento social y emocional, ciencias, habilidades físicas y artes creativas. Para brindar servicios de educación infantil y desarrollo infantil de alta calidad, el programa cuenta con maestros calificados, trabajadores sociales, enfermeras y profesionales de la salud mental. Operando en Puerto Rico, los servicios Head Start son proporcionados por El Foundling en cinco municipios: San Juan, Cataño, Vega Alta, Coamo y Toa Baja. El programa educa a niños de 3 a 5 años en centros especialmente diseñados para la primera infancia.

    Success Stories

    Striving for Independence

    Carl’s disabilities aren't seen as obstacles to living an independent and fulfilling life. With hands-on training and coaching from his care management team at The Foundling, Carl sets out to conquer the day from the moment his alarm clock rings. From preparing healthy meals in his supported apartment to managing his bank account and enjoying time with friends, Carl is setting and exceeding his own goals. Last summer, Carl began working at a local nursing home. He’s taking on new responsibilities and is becoming more and more independent, taking advantage of all the opportunities available to him.

    Our Continued

    Impact

    Up to 96%
    of families avoided foster care placement
    100%
    of children whose parents participate demonstrate age-appropriate developmental milestones
    59,000+
    investigations into child abuse and neglect occur every year in NYC
    10.2M
    adults have co-occurring mental health and addiction disorders
    20%
    of youth between the ages of 13-18 live with a mental health condition
    4,000+
    4,000+ holiday gifts distributed to The Foundling program participants every year
    DID YOU KNOW
    Individuals with developmental disabilities are the largest minority group in the United States

    Resources

    To support hurricane recovery efforts, visit https://www.nyfoundling.org/puertoricorelief/

    HISTORY
    1869
    October 11, 1869