Category: Preschool

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Junior League of Memphis Shares What They Love about Memphis with Porter-Leath Preschoolers

The Junior League of Memphis recently partnered with Porter-Leath to promote and increase literacy skills in Porter-Leath Preschools throughout the Mid-South.  Several Junior League members each visited all of Porter-Leath’s Preschools to read We Live in Memphis!, give each child a copy of the book, and lead a fun activity to highlight each child’s four favorite things about Memphis.To set up a volunteer day in a Porter-Leath classroom to share what you love about Memphis, or to order yo... Read More

University of Memphis Holds Family Literacy Nights at Porter-Leath

University of Memphis, led by Dr. Lauren Burrow, created family literacy nights at Porter-Leath Head Starts to provide university students, Porter-Leath teachers, and Porter-Leath families to explore effective ways to create daily literacy activities for young children. University students and Porter-Leath teachers were able to work together to practice classroom topics in a real-world setting and share activities with parents that they can use at home to promote literacy skills. The project ... Read More

Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club Volunteers at American Way Head Start

The Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club and its members shared their time with our children at American Way Head Start. As you can see, our children really enjoyed making some new friends and the volunteers had a blast going back to Preschool for a few hours! Read More

Latonya Taylor Loves Kids, Invests in Others

Latonya Taylor loves kids. And she loves her job. As the site manager of one South Memphis' Early Head Start centers, she takes her job very seriously. Inspiring people along the way.This is a story about Latonya Taylor. Actually, it is a story about playing with toy blocks.  More specifically, it is a story of how the blocks represent Latonya's journey to this point. Before she climbed the managerial ladder to site manager and family service coordinator at the Renaissance Early Head Sta... Read More

Children and Parents Learn Together

What a way to start a life! My son Robert graduated from Porter-Leath's Head Start program and is now excelling in MCS. I remember when I first walked into the Center and was greeted with a huge smile and kind staff. I'll admit, when I first met my child's teacher, I had the thought "she looks like the mean teacher of the bunch," but that instantly changed. Mrs. Lisa was exactly what my son needed. She was not only the best teacher Robert has ever had, but she was the best teacher I've e... Read More