Family Development Services

Prepare them to fill your shoes. We can help provide the foundation our children need to become future role models. Because we believe “a seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible.”

(Welsh Proverb)


Have you started the Head Start intake process and have items to turn in?  Come by on Saturday July 24th between 9am-12pm to turn in your paperwork.  We will be collecting forms at 3637 N. Meridian St. 46208.  School starts August 11th!


¿Ha iniciado el proceso de admisión de Head Start y tiene documentos que entregar?  Pase el sábado 24 de julio entre las 9 a.m.-12 p.m. para entregar sus documentos. Vamos a recoger sus papeles en el 3637 N. Meridian St. 46208.  ¡La escuela comienza el 11 de agosto!


Every Wednesday from 12pm - 2pm the Avondale Meadows YMCA in partnership with Gleaners will be hosting a Mobile Food Pantry. They  will be distributing 500 up to 1800 30lb boxes of food each week that will include dairy, meat, vegetables, and canned goods. 


Head Start Virtual Enrollment Fair

Time:  9:00am-12:30pm Saturday, July 17th


Head Start Feria de Inscripción Virtual
Hora: 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sábado, 17 de julio


Learning Genie

Hello Families! 

Family Development Services is excited to announce that we will begin using Learning Genie to share special moments and reminders about your Early Head Start child with you daily starting April 12, 2021.
Please download the Learning Genie Parent App to your cell phone, IPAD or tablet (make sure that you select the Learning Genie Parent App) and sign up with the special code your Child’s teacher will give you. Use your personal email address to register on the app; this should be an email address that you check regularly to see your child’s daily report in an email which your child’s teachers will send to you daily. You can watch the Youtube video below to learn how to use this app; the video is available in English and Spanish.  If you experience any concerns with accessing this app, please call your child’s center and we will make arrangements to assist you with accessing this new app.

English Version

Spanish Version

Once you’re signed up, you will also be able to receive updates on your child daily through the app. These updates can include photos, activities, books, songs, videos, updates on potty, naps, meals and more!

Family Development Services is really excited to enhance our connection with families, which will also enhance your child’s learning experience!

See you on the Learning Genie app!

Education Resources

Peer Card Video

Moving & Learning Through the Rainforest

Family Activitiy

Family Activity - Spanish

Wolf Trap

Wolf Trap - Spanish

Learning Genie Webinar Training

Learning Genie Webinar Training - Spanish

Additional Resources for Families






**Family Development Services**
**COVID-19 Health and Safety Re-opening Plan**

**Plan de Reapertura de Salud y Seguridad de COVID-19**

Head Start and Early Head Start Families,

 We wanted to reach out to you to let you know that we are in our last stage of planning for reopening.  Please be on the lookout for a letter in your mail with our fill reopening plan as well and dates and detail about the first day of school for children.  You can also check our website and our Facebook page for more reopening and first day of school details.  Thank you and we are very excited about having children back in school.

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Lesson Plan - English (Hyperlinks Included)Lesson Plan - Spanish (Hyperlinks Included)


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Please review the safety resources below!


Coronavirus Parent Letter - English    Coronavirus Parent Letter - English

Coronavirus Parent Letter - Spanish   Coronavirus Parent Letter - Spanish

Coronavirus Resources                       Coronavirus Resources


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