Catholic Charities Head Start

Catholic Charities: Head Start

ABOUT THE AGENCY
Catholic Charities Head Start Centers provide education, social services, and health screenings to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers (6 weeks to 5 years old) from low-income families.

WHAT YOU DO
Loyola service learning students can play with and read to Head Start children and assist classroom teachers.  Students volunteering at Head Start Centers must dress appropriately.  All Head Start locations are active work environments filled with preschool-aged children.  Volunteers should wear sensible shoes.  Flip-flops are not allowed.   In addition, short shorts, mini-skirts, and any other suggestive, revealing, or offensive clothing will not be permitted.

WHAT YOU LEARN
Students will learn about early childhood development, classroom and behavior management, and different approaches to early learning. They will also learn to interact with diverse groups of people.

INTERACTIONS
preschoolers

LOCATIONS
Louise Head Start • 1205 Louisiana Ave.
St. John the Baptist Head Start • 1920 Clio St.
Incarnate Word Head Start • 8326 Apricot St.

CONTACT
Shannon Murphy • Director of Volunteer Services
smurphy@ccano.org • 504.310.6962

DAYS & TIMES

All Head Start locations Mon - Thurs, 8:30am - 2:00pm

TRANSPORTATION
Louise
Map & directions
Biking• 15 min
Public transit• 25 min
Driving • 10 min

St. John the Baptist
Map & directions
Biking • 20 min
Public transit • 25 min
Driving • 20 min

Incarnate Word
Map & directions
Biking • 15 min
Public transit • 30 min
Driving • 10 min

PRESERVICE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Mandatory Safe Environment Training (must attend one of the trainings below) • Bring your government-issued photo ID and SSN for background check.
    Option 1: Tues, Jan. 21 • 4-5:30pm • Multimedia Rm. 2
    Option 2: Fri, Jan. 24 • 4-5:30pm • Multimedia Rm. 2
    Option 3: Tues, Jan. 28 • 12:30-2pm • Multimedia Rm. 1
    (All trainings held in Monroe Library).
  2. Pass the background check.