Updated on March 10, 2014
Phenix City Head Start Center
5 of which are Alabama State First Class Pre-K
2013 - 2014 school year
1014 Ingersoll Drive
Phenix City, AL 36867
Click here to see our School Readiness Goals!
Click here to see pictures from the
first days of school and Open House!
proud participants in the
Reading is Fundamental
Program (RIF)! We are soliciting sponsors for
this program which provides three high-quality books to
each of our 215 children (3 times per year).
grateful to our current sponsors:
A-1 Postage Meters & Shipping Systems
The American Legion, Post 135
If you are
interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Dr.
Keasal, Director at: Phenix City Head Start Center, 1014
Ingersoll Drive, Phenix City, AL 36867; Phone:
334-298-1418 or by email:
Dr. Keasal. For
more information, click here:
During the year we are accepting
applications from 9:00 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m. on Thursdays by appointment. Call
334-298-1418 for an appointment.
Come, get registered and get in the
Children need to be 3 or 4 by
September 1, 2013 to be considered for enrollment this year.
Enrollment for the 2014 - 2015 school year began in January.
the following with you:
Certified Birth Certificate
Current Immunization form (blue form from the Russell County Health
Medicaid card or proof of insurance if applicable
of residency (ex.- utility bill, water bill, copy of your lease - if
you live with someone else, you will need to ask for a Third Party
form for that person to complete and to be notarized.
(The proof of
residency can NOT be a phone or cable bill.)
ALL income for the
check stubs with
that show 2013 year-to-date and 2012 year-to-date total, child
support, Social Security Benefits letters, tax returns,
documentation of yearly wages from the Department of Labor, etc.)
Approved Transfer form from the Phenix City Board of Education if
you live outside the Phenix City School District. Lee County
residents are ineligible.
child enrolled needs a
completed physical exam
LEAD SCREENING AND HEMATOCRIT/HEMOGLOBIN SCREENING),
AND a completed dental exam.
forms for those can be picked up in our office and are part of the
registration packet. Please make your appointments for the summer before school begins.
Click here for a list of the
supplies your child needs to bring:
Every child will be ready cognitively, socially, and
emotionally to excel in school and in life. Every family
will be prepared to support that child – cognitively, socially, and
A parent is a
child’s first teacher.
When we identify
families’ needs and goals, connecting families with
resources to address those needs and goals, the life of
the child, family and community is improved.
Our program must
reflect the needs and goals of children and families.
take an active role in their children’s education, the
learning is enhanced.
children can learn at high levels regardless of
background, experiences, or circumstances.
We must create a
nurturing environment that enhances each child’s
individuality, creativity, self-expression, and
We are all
learners: staff, children, and families. We must provide
high-quality, on-going, job-embedded professional
development/coaching for staff to effectively accomplish
Learning together, striving for excellence,
exceeding expectations. . .
The Phenix City Head Start program is guided by the
principle of recognizing the wealth of learning that a
child brings to our center. We are committed to building
upon that foundation in ways that are developmentally
appropriate. Our staff embraces the view that each
child is a unique person with an individual pattern and
time of social, emotional, physical and intellectual
Our center offers a “hands-on” approach to
learning. This style of early childhood education is
designed to foster creativity and expanded
self-expression. Teachers manifest their respect for
children by encouraging them to think for themselves,
make decisions, work toward their own solutions,
expressing their own ideas and feelings.
Because Head Start is a comprehensive program,
we also recognize that families are unique. We work with
parents, through the individualized Family Partnership
process. In this process we assist parents to meet goals
they have identified by providing ongoing
support, referrals (as needed), training and volunteer
opportunities. We provide assistance in seeking
employment, obtaining housing, helping through crisis
intervention, accessing community resources, or simply
by making sure their children are healthy and prepared
We commit to:
Learning from the children and families we serve
Building relationships and partnering with families and
community members to support families
Using multiple forms of data to inform and improve our
work with children and families
Purposefully planning our work so that it is
intentional, productive, and effective
Using our time wisely and intentionally to increase
learning and school readiness in children and families
Supporting and encouraging each other to do everything
in our power to make Head Start work for children,
families and the community – improving the quality of
life, here and in the world.
The Phenix City Head
Start Center is committed to a comprehensive vision of
preparing our children and families for transition to
school. This comprehensive vision includes all aspects of
school readiness. The services we provide address the health
and safety aspects as well as mental wellness and
The Phenix City School
System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and
activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person(s)
has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the
non-discrimination policies: Lynn Herman.
Dr. Carolyn Keasal
Part of the Phenix
P. O. Box 460
Phenix City, AL 36868-0460