American Way Head Start and Early Head Start

4207 American Way, Memphis, TN 38118 
901-795-7544

Opening in 2002, American Way Head Start and Early Head Start serves 200 Head Start and 32 Early Head Start children each school year. The center is NAEYC accredited and maintains a 3-star quality rating from the Tennessee Department of Human Services. 

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All children enjoy a USDA-approved breakfast, lunch and snack each day at American Way Head Start and Early Head Start that is prepared on site. Within the first 45 school days, all children enrolled receive a health, vision, dental and developmental screening at the center. Porter-Leath Preschool uses evidence-based curricula to ensure children enter kindergarten ready to learn. All classrooms at American Way Head Start and Early Head Start are led by two teachers and children also greatly benefit from interactions with Foster Grandparent and AmeriCorps members at the site. Volunteers are welcome in our classrooms, as they help our students build upon their socialization skills. To sign up, complete our volunteer application, or contact us. 

As shown below, over 70% of students at American Way Head Start and Early Head Start live in the ZIP codes surrounding the center: 38118, 38116, and 38115.

Shirley Floyd

Shirley Floyd,
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