VISION STATEMENT

​​​BCMW Head Start’s mission is to engage and prepare low income children and families for success in school and throughout life by providing opportunities, experiences, resources and advocacy. We respect all individuals and believe they deserve a chance to reach their full potential.

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MISSION STATEMENT

C. CITY CENTERS
101 W. Hardin (Church)

115 W. Hardin (House)
Centralia, IL  62801
C: 618-545-0182/H: 618-545-0180

Fax: 618-532-1573

SALEM CENTER
Salem Business Center South #30
Salem, IL  62881

618-548-1020/Fax: 618-548-3011

W. FRANKFORT CENTER
104 N. Short St.
W. Frankfort, IL  62896
618-937-2375/Fax: 618-937-4825


BENTON CENTER
510 Joplin
Benton,  IL  61812
SS: 618-439-6550/DS: 438-0609
Fax:  618-439-0213

CHRISTOPHER CENTER
4877 State Highway 148, Room 107
Mulkeytown, IL  62865
618-596-2121, Ext. 3107

Fax: 618-596-2075

CENTER BASE OPTION: provides a half day classroom experience for 17 - 20 children, 4 days (Monday through Thursday) per week or a full day classroom for 15 - 20 children, 5 days (Monday through Friday).  Each half day Double Session classroom is staffed with a Teacher, Assistant Teacher and Classroom Aide; Full day Single Session classroom is staffed with a Teacher, Assistant Teacher and Classroom Aide. In addition, Bus Monitors are assigned to each bus. Two home visits and two parent-teacher conferences are held each school year.  The daily schedule provides for meals and snacks, outdoor activities, circle, group, naps and individual times, as well as a balance between child choices and teacher directed activities.  Planned field trips add to the opportunities provided.  Parents/Guardians are encouraged to take part as volunteers in the classroom and to contribute to the curriculum through ideas for themes/activities and field trips.  In addition, Parents/Guardians are offered the opportunity for governing their child's early childhood experiences by participating in Parent Meetings and Policy Council.

BREESE CENTER
25 North Main
Breese, IL  62230
618-526-2419/Fax: 618-526-2419

CENTRALIA CENTER
909 E. Rexford, P.O. Box 729
Centralia, IL  62801
618-532-4890/Fax: 618-532-1573