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

    Creating a Better Future for Her Family

    Oumou left Guinea as a young teenager, escaping the risk of an arranged marriage. Soon after arriving in the United States she became pregnant, and the relative she was living with told her she was no longer welcome in his house. Fortunately, she was referred to The Foundling’s residential program for pregnant and parenting teens in foster care, where she was welcomed with open arms. Today, with help from our staff, Oumou is creating a better future for her family.

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    Impact

    20
    school partnerships to bring health and behavioral health services to NYC public school students
    37%
    of students over the age of 14 with a mental health condition drop out of school
    94%
    of young people who completed participation in Families Rising avoided a criminal record
    50%+
    of teens in foster care are in special education, compared to 20% citywide
    93%
    of primary caregivers are employed, enrolled in an education program, job training, or job placement program
    77%
    of Road to Success high school graduates enroll in college
    DID YOU KNOW
    When young people age out of the foster care system at age 21, they're at a higher risk of homelessness, incarceration, and early parenthood

    Resources

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

    HISTORY
    2016
    Fostering College Success