Chinese Delegation Visits P.S. 152 Early Head Start

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It is the year of the Dragon and along with the rest of New York City; the Children’s Aid Society’s Early Childhood programs is celebrating with fun and educational activities to teach little ones about the Chinese New Year. Earlier this month the Early Head Start Program at P.S. 152, a Children’s Aid Society Community School in Washington Heights, hosted a visit for a group of Chinese government officials. 

The 18 member delegation from the National Population and Family Planning Commission of China (NPFPC) came with the purpose of learning from The Children’s Aid Society’s Early Head Start program which serves pregnant women, infants and toddlers, ages 0-3, in a home visiting model. 

CAS staff from Early Childhood, Community Schools and the National Center for Community Schools were in attendance to meet with the delegates from China who were especially interested in learning about ways Early Head Start screens infants and toddlers for special needs as well as how the program integrates and coordinates social services around prenatal care, health services and educational support. 

The group discussed the need for early intervention and shares the same beliefs as The Children’s Aid Society that early childhood education is important in fostering school readiness for children and families.