Head Start's mission promotes the school readiness of young children from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development.
Head Start and Early Head Start give children and their families the tools to be successful in school and later in life. At Le Jardin, infants and toddlers have safe, nurturing, and stimulating classrooms that prepare them for pre-school. Le Jardin HS pre-school children enter kindergarten with advanced knowledge in reading and math. The Head Start program takes an innovative approach to school readiness by forming healthy nutritional habits and encouraging children to develop their social and emotional skills.
Le Jardin understands the importance of parent involvement and encourages families to become hands-on through regular volunteering opportunities and special activities. Head Start and Early Head Start programs also link children and families to other services in the community to improve their quality of life. Our goal is to continue improving the quality of life for children and families in our community while providing the tools for them to become our future doctors, scientists, business men and women.
Le Jardin aspires to improve the quality of life for our children and families, as well as the quality of our School Centers and ongoing engagement with our community stakeholders, through a Culture of Community Support.
Enriched by the diversity of our community, Le Jardin Community Center, Inc. is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and families. We provide high-quality educational, recreational, and cultural activities as well as comprehensive services in a safe, caring, and nurturing environment. As a private not-for-profit corporation, Le Jardin seeks opportunities, partnerships, and resources to meet changing community needs.
As an organization, Le Jardin promotes the following values as our guide in all relationships:
Honesty through integrity, trust, and accountability
Respect and sensitivity to diversity
Open and clear communications
Caring and understanding
Head Start Pledge
I believe every child can succeed;
I believe my work in Head Start helps children and families succeed;
I believe every vulnerable child should be served by Head Start.
I pledge to work together with the families I serve, my community partners, and my colleagues;
I pledge to work together to ensure this nation honors its commitment to vulnerable children;
I pledge to be part of the untiring voice that will not be quiet until every vulnerable child is served by Head Start.
Le Jardin has been empowering children and families to overcome the challenges of poverty for nearly three decades. While our mission is demanding, we take pride in advancing and finding strength in the face of adversity. Le Jardin Community Center is able to further enhance the lives of the most vulnerable children and families of Homestead and Florida City with donations from generous contributors in our community. If you'd like to learn more about how your donations and volunteerism help Le Jardin please click here for more information.