Head Start/Good Start
A partnership between Providence Children’s Museum and Children's Friend Head Start serving all 1,200 Head Start children in greater Providence. Conducted by the Museum’s AmeriCorps members, the program includes enriched Museum visits for the children and teachers, curriculum-based Museum activities in all Head Start classrooms and professional development for Head Start teachers and teacher aides.
The Children’s Museum cooperates with Providence community centers to provide out of school learning opportunities for inner-city children. Conducted by the Museum’s AmeriCorps members, Learning Clubs are for elementary school-aged children involved in community center after-school and summer programs. In groups of 12 to 15, they visit the Museum twice a week for several weeks where they explore the exhibits, participate in exciting activities and discover that learning is fun and they are learners. Each year, approximately 300 children participate in at the Museum.