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Sacramento START LogoSTART Program Goals

  • Provide a safe and caring environment for children to learn and grow
  • Support the social and emotional development of the children in the program
  • Provide skill-building leadership opportunities through a variety of enrichment and recreation activities that allow children to experience success
  • Link the community resources through volunteerism and community support
  • Build a bridge to engage parents in their children’s education
  • Align school day and program curriculum
  • Support personal and professional growth opportunities for staff to enhance and build skills

START programs have the following activities incorporated into the daily or weekly schedule.

Homework Assistance
(Daily reinforcement of current school work is given to each child through homework assistance).

Group and individual reading opportunities emphasize accuracy and fluency.

  • Kidz Lit and Options reading Curriculum
  • Reading Partners

Literacy and Math Activities
These activities are to be presented at each grade level to support and reinforce the chosen school day curriculum (Open court, Scholastic, Success for All, Literacy Achievement Project, etc) at the school site. Activities should include but not be limited to:

   Project Based Learning

  • Daily Language Review (DLR)
  • Literacy and Math Centers (using file folder games and other literacy focused activities)
  • Center Stage Math/Science
  • Mobile Computer Lab

Enrichment/Recreation Activities
One of the overriding goals of the Sacramento START program is to provide children and youth the opportunity to experience a variety of skills as well as to develop in new areas.

  • Art
  • Crafts
  • STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics)
  • Poetry                          
  • Chess                                                                                               
  • Intramural Sports                                               
  • Cooperative Games
  • Group & Team Sports
  • Drama & Dance
  • Music, Choir & Movement
  • Cultural & Holiday Theme Activities                                        
  • Field Trips
  • PBL (Project Based Learning)
START kids playing sports
START kids learning cooking measurements
START Garden

Health & Physical Education                                

  • Cooking
  • Nutrition
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Education
  • Physical Fitness Training

Sacramento START Partnerships:
START offers programs to educate the students through community partners

  • Power Play Health Education Council
  • Youth Experiences in Science Project
    (4-H YES Program)
  • Water Wizards

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