Renaissance Early Head Start

990 College Park Dr., Memphis, TN 38126
(901) 922-0886

Renaissance Early Head Start, housed on the Lemoyne Owen campus, serves 24 Early Head Start students 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 Renaissance 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 Renaissance 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.

Over 45% of children enrolled at Renaissance Early Head Start live in the 38126 and 38106 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 Renaissance Early Head Start showed increases in all domains: 19% in Gross Motor, 32% in Fine Motor, 30% in Cognition, 38% in Language, 51% in Self-Help, and 31% in Social-Emotional.