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John F. Kennedy Family Service Center - Moulton Street Site

Moulton Street Site

Since the early 1960s the Kennedy Center has been providing quality early education services in Charlestown. Our Old Kent School site is our largest site providing Full Day, Half Day, Head Start and After School services. It is located at 23 A Moulton Street in Charlestown. This site is licensed to serve 134 preschool children between the ages of 2.9 and 5 years. You can apply for this program here.

Our developmentally age appropriate educational services offer the right combination of instructive play and academic focus for each age group served. The Kennedy Center uses Creative Curriculum, a child centered educational program that is designed to offer growing young minds integrated math, science and social study themes, literacy instruction, predictable classroom routines, time tested instructional formats, and progressive skill training modules. TS Gold, the assessment tool used to track each child’s progress has a proven track record of providing reliable progress data that allows teachers to track each child’s developmental growth, share this critical information with parents and define progressive classroom activities that build on skills already learned. The Kennedy Center’s educational service design provides each child the opportunity to develop the skills needed to enter kindergarten fully prepared to succeed.

Some of the key growth areas addressed are:

Deductive Reasoning and Problem Solving
Team Work/Sharing and Working Independently
Positive Social Interactions and Effective Verbal Communication
Following Multistage Instructions and Task Completion

Listening Skills and Impulse Control

Full Day services are offered at this site for children between the ages of 2.9 and 5 years. Children receive ten (10) hours of preschool educational services Monday through Friday from the hours of 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. This program operates year around. This service can be funded either privately or by EEC when the family meets the income eligibility.

Half Day services are offered at this site for children between the ages of 2.9 and 5 years. Children receive five (5) hours of preschool educational services Monday through Friday from the hours of 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This program operates year around. This service can be funded either privately or by EEC when the family meets the income eligibility.

Head Start is a government funded program for children whose families meet the income and residency requirements. Children receive six (6) hours of preschool educational services Monday through Friday from the hours of 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Head Start’s school year is September through June. 

Head Start Supportive Services Provides:

Developmental Needs and Social/Emotional Needs Assessments
Speech, Developmental, Vision, Hearing and Dental Screenings
Play Therapy for Children That Have Experienced Trauma
Meaningful Social Interaction With Children/Adults

Nutritious Meals Served Daily

Department of Children and Family Supportive (DCF) services are provided for children that have an open case with the DCF.  Children receive five (9) hours of preschool educational services Monday through Friday from the hours of 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. This program operates year around. This service is funded by EEC and DCF.

 

The Kennedy Center’s Parent Handbooks will provide more detailed information about the our early educational services and program policies and procedures.

 

 


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