Early Steps to School Success Program will provide early childhood education services to children birth to five years of age, education services to their parents, and ongoing staff training to the community early childhood educators are involved with the program.

The program is designed to assist children with early language development, social and emotional development, and equip parents with the skills and knowledge to successfully support their child’s growth. The result will be a strong foundation of learning for the child which will prepare him/her for success in school.

How will this program help your child be ready for school?

*Your child will have the skills he/she needs to succeed in school.
*The parent/child support and education groups will build your child’s social, emotional and language development skills which are essential for success in school.

*As a parent, you will learn how to support your child’s language development and pre-literacy education.
Transition to school activities will help you and your child connect to the pre-school or kindergarten he/she will attend.

Program Activities: Home visits from a trained early childhood educator. Parent/child education groups in school and community settings. Child play groups and storybook hours. A book bag lending program for children.

Who can participate in the program?

The program is open to all families in Calhoun County, WV with children ages birth to five years of age. There is no charge for services. Spaces are limited so we encourage you to enroll today.

How can I enroll in the program?

To enroll in the Early Steps to School Success Program or to find out more information about this exciting new program in your community, contact: Suzanne Allen at Arnoldsburg Elementary School (304)655-8616 and Michele Hipp at Pleasant Hill Elementary School (304)354-6022.