Frayser Head Start and Early Head Start

3274 Rangeline, Memphis, TN 38127
(901) 358-6555

Frayser Head Start and Early Head Start serves 100 Head Start and 48 Early Head Start children each 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 Frayser 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 Frayser 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.

Maria Lozano,
Site Manager

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As shown below, over 80% of students at Frayser Head Start and Early Head Start live in the ZIP codes surrounding the center: 38127 and 38128.

Outcomes are measured using the Brigance assessment. Porter-Leath measures child-level progress, based upon age, across seven domains: Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Language Development, Literacy, Math, Self-Help, and Social-Emotional. For the 2017-2018 school year, children at Frayser Head Start and Early Head Start achieved increases in all domains.

Scores for four year old children at this site showed increases of 60% in Gross Motor, 57% in Fine Motor, 29% in Language Development, 79% in Literacy, 126% in Math, 50% in Self-Help, and 20% in Social-Emotional between beginning and year-end assessments. Three year old children achieved increases of 78% in Gross Motor, 94% in Fine Motor, 40% in Language Development, 171% in Literacy, 236% in Math, 89% in Self-Help, and 56% in Social-Emotional.

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 Frayser Head Start and Early Head Start showed increases in all domains: 10% in Gross Motor, 20% in Fine Motor, 24% in Cognition, 26% in Language, 35% in Self-Help, and 16% in Social-Emotional.