At the city schools’ fifth site, the Office of Student Services provides a full array of Special Education, Gifted Education, Alternative Education, and Health Services. The Office of Student Services assists in providing Special Education services for students, ages 2 through 22, who have a physical, mental, sensory, or learning disability. The school division’s Early Childhood Special Education program is housed there, and all of learning specialists have offices there. Student Services coordinates all of the assistance provided by the division’s psychologists, speech therapists, social workers and teachers of students with Limited English Proficiency. Housed at this site are also middle and high school alternative education classes, GED preparation class, and the Fredericksburg Regional Alternative Program which serves four school districts.
Also housed at the Original Walker-Grant site is the Walker-Grant Early Childhood Center which includes the Head Start and Virginia Preschool Initiative programs. The Head Start program offers comprehensive service to families in the Fredericksburg and King George school districts. This outstanding program is based on the premise that a parent is a child’s foremost teacher, primary mentor, and advocate. Our trained staff members believe that all children share certain needs that can benefit from a comprehensive developmental program. Through shared decision making, thorough planning, careful budgeting, and constant evaluation, the program begins to build the foundation for life-long learning. Children leave Head Start kindergarten- ready.
Head Start also partners with parents to address literacy concerns, Adult and Computer Education, as well as GED training. Health issues are addressed, and crisis intervention, information, and hands on support are all provided through Head Start. The Regional Head Start Program truly provides families with a real “head start” on education.
Original Walker-Grant200 Gunnery RoadFredericksburg, Virginia 22401Office of Student Services: (540) 372-1127Regional Head Start Program: (540) 372-1065
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