Children Services

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Helping Children Learn & Grow

KAC provides a supportive and enriching environment that fosters each child’s social, emotional, cognitive, language and physical development. Based on the assumption that all children have strengths, we promote the positive accomplishments of each child and believe that parents and primary caregivers have the most influence on a child’s success.

Early Childhood Services offers programing in three areas:
Early Head Start (EHS)

Early Head Start provides weekly home visits for income eligible families who are pregnant or have children under the age of three.  During the home visits, parents are taught educational strategies to insure their child builds a strong foundation for school readiness.  Home visits also focus on parents’ goals to move their family closer to financial self-sufficiency.  This federally funded program serves nearly 100 families who reside within the Kenosha Unified School District boundaries.  Services facilitate child development, support parental roles, and promote self-sufficiency, and are provided at no cost to the family.

What can parents expect?
  • Parent Participation in their Child’s Personalized Learning Program through the Parents as Teachers & Growing Birth to Three Curriculum
  • Weekly Home Visits
  • Help in Accessing Community Resources
  • Assistance in Obtaining Prenatal, Health & Dental Care
  • Fun Family Events
  • Guidance in Setting & Reaching Family Goals
Who is eligible?
  • Income Eligible Children Ages Birth to Three Years and/or Pregnant Women
  • Living in the Early Head Start Service Area
  • Programming for Children with Disabilities is Provided
download pdfEHS Annual Report download pdfEHS July Calendar

 

If you’d like more information, contact Jill Sorenson, Early Head Start Coordinator at 262-658-9580 or contact us.

Early Intervention Birth to Three Program (EIP)

The Early Intervention Program (EIP) provides service coordination, special education, physical, occupational and speech therapies for children ages birth to three years, who exhibit developmental delays.

Eligibility

The KAC Early Intervention Program serves all children living in Kenosha County who:

  • Are between the ages of birth to 3 years
  • Display a minimum 25% developmental delay OR have a diagnosed condition known to cause a developmental delay
  • Third party insurance is NOT necessary, however, families may be asked to contribute toward the cost of services.

Anyone can call Kenosha Achievement Center’s Early Intervention Program to make a referral. Referrals should be made whenever a child is at risk or is exhibiting delays in development.

Developmental Check Up

A developmental check up in the following areas will assist you in looking at your child’s development.

  • Fine motor skills – hand & arm coordination
  • Gross motor skills – movement, balance & large muscle coordination
  • Speech & language skills – hear & understand sounds & words
  • Talking – say words and use them to communicate
  • Self-care skills – learning to care for oneself independently
  • Social / Emotional skills – appropriate interaction in the home & community
Click below to view age appropriate milestones

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Try these fun & easy activities to encourage your child’s development!

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Ensure you child’s future in 15 minutes…..IT’s FREE!

Click HERE for a quick interactive questionnaire to help you keep track of your child’s development.

For more information contact Suzi Wolf, Early Intervention Program Coordinator at 262-658-9570 or contact us.

SPROUTS Playgroups

Weekly playgroups are a fun way for families with children under the age of five to connect and engage in developmentally appropriate activities. These playgroups offer an opportunity for parents to socialize and children to learn from each other. Playgroups are led by parents and often include freeplay, story time, music, art, large motor play and a snack. Sprouts Playgroups are offered at multiple locations throughout Kenosha County.

Playgroup Locations

Kenosha Achievement Center – 7405 30th Avenue

Cesar-Chavez Learning Center – 6300 27th Avenue

St. John’s Lutheran Church –  3833 8th Avenue

Bose Elementary School – 1900 15th Avenue

Attendance is limited to one 90 minute session each week. Consistent attendance enables the group to get to know one another. Registration is required. Group size is limited and is determined by the size of the location.

Playgroup Schedule
download pdfJuly Calendar

The following is intended as a guideline only. We strive to be flexible in an effort to meet everyone’s needs.

First 30 minutes Sign in & free play
Next 15 minutes Bathroom & snack
Next 15 minutes Story & song
Next 15 minutes Table activity
Last 15 minutes Large muscle play

It is important that you arrive promptly to enable the children to stay on schedule.

Volunteers

Volunteers are always needed. There are many tasks that volunteers can help out with, from emptying trash to assisting in the table activity. Please volunteer to help out in whatever way that you can. Our Parent Committee is made up of parents from each of our playgroups that discuss ways to improve how SPROUTS functions. The committee meets once a month.

If you would like more information contact Melissa Ollila, SPROUTS Playgroup Coordinator, at 262-658-9586 or contact us.

Know & Go! App

Know & Go! has been designed to help identify Early Childhood resources in the Kenosha Area. This can be as simple as knowing where organizations are located, to finding professionals to help you with your child. Having a connection with community resources provides an added level of support that guarantees satisfactory learning and developmental programs. Know & Go! is dedicated to helping you and your family.

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My twin boys just had their last day of Sprouts today. We have been attending weekly since they were 1 1/2 yrs old (now 3 yrs old). We absolutely LOVE Melissa and the program that she runs. My boys have grown so much individual and in a group setting because of the Sprouts program. Being a stay at home mom it got the boys out into a group environment with other children their age as well as gave me the opportunity to socialize and build relationships with other parents! Both the boys and I have built relationships that have extended outside of the program and I am grateful for that. The Sprouts program has given my boys the stepping stones they need to succeed in their next adventure of 3K!

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