First AME Child Development
Address: 1522 14th Ave, Seattle, WA
Phone: (206) 328-3884
Neighborhood: South Capitol Hill
Ages: Infant to 5
Hours: Part Day / Full Day
First A.M.E. Child Development Center (FAME CDC) offers free center- and Home-Based Early Head Start and Head Start educational programs, as well as child care at our Seattle Vocational Institute site only.
Services are available to prenatal mothers and children ages birth to 5 years. We offer part-day and full-day options for qualifying families that reside in our service boundaries in central and southeast Seattle (Capitol Hill, the Central District, and the Rainier Valley).
Head Start programs promote school-readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutrition, social and other services to enrolled children and their families. In addition to providing a healthful and safe learning environment for children, our staff assist families in providing health and nutritional counseling, collaborate with parents in developing individual and family strengths, and partner with other community services to better meet the needs of families.
FAME CDC realizes the importance of a child’s first six years of life and the differences that prevention and early intervention can make. We are devoted to setting a firm foundation for each child and to help each family apply what they have formed with us to the later years of their child.
The objective is to individualize our program services to meet each child and family’s unique characteristics, culture, home language, strengths, and needs as determined in consultation and screenings with the families. FAME CDC has systems in place ot conduct a cycle of screening, evaluation, planning and assessment to support individualization. We also encourage the staff to use a variety of strategies to get to know and plan for children, build partnerships with families, and assess children’s progress. We will continue to follow the Reggio Emilia philosophy and approach and build a strong foundation of environments, child initiated projects, and parent involvement. Readiness for kindergarten is prioritized developing social emotional outcomes and the whole child with the foundation of the child outcome’s eight domains by always using a comprehensive approach to early childhood development.