890 N. Manassas, Memphis, TN 38107
(901) 577-2500 ext. 1187
Early Head Start - Manassas, located on Porter-Leath's historic main campus, serves 56 Early Head Start students each year in the center as well as 40 home-based children. The center is NAEYC accredited and maintains a 3-star quality rating from the Tennessee Department of Human Services.
All children enjoy a USDA-approved breakfast, lunch and snack each day at Early Head Start - Manassas 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 Early Head Start - Manassas 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.
Over 50% of children enrolled at Early Head Start - Manassas live in the surrounding 38107 and 38127 ZIP codes.
For children ages birth to three years old, the E-LAP assessment is used and measures the following domains: Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Cognition, Language, Self-Help, and Social-Emotional. During the 2017-2018 school year, children ages birth to three years old at Manassas Early Head Start showed increases in all domains: 16% in Gross Motor, 24% in Fine Motor, 30% in Cognition, 41% in Language, 53% in Self-Help, and 27% in Social-Emotional.