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Alphabet Alley Preschool

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Alphabet Alley serves children ages 3-5 whose families live in temporary accommodations and offers:

  • 4 full days of preschool services, with meals and snacks provided
  • Activities exposing youngsters to important early learning experiences
  • A traditional school year schedule
  • Transportation to and from the program
  • Instruction by a certified teacher and experienced educational assistants
  • Enrollment support for other preschool programs as families find long-term housing

The Alphabet Alley Preschool program has been in place for the past ten years. This year, the preschool will be offered four days a week. Transportation will be provided to and from Alphabet Alley, and breakfast and lunch will be served.

The philosophy of the program gives homeless preschool children and their families the opportunity to participate in a positive learning experience, free from outside stress, where they are able to find success through encouragement, interaction, commitment, and support. The program offers a hands-on, interactive, integrated  curriculum where young children are able to learn best through play. equally important, the children have the time and opportunity to relax and have fun in a safe and nurturing environment.

Community involvement is an integral part of the program and field trips offer an important and exciting educational experience for the children.