Explorers Academy

Explorer's Academy is using their Go Grant to fund a year-long campaign to increase parent participation and investment in their child's education through volunteerism. 

About Explorers Academy-Head Start

  • A non-profit preschool providing comprehensive services to low-income children and their families to achieve school readiness and life-long success.
  • Offerings
    • Academic Education
    • Social/Emotional Education
    • Nutrition
    • Health and Mental Health Services
    • Family Services
  • Explorers Academy serves 368 children and their families in Yellowstone County who are low-income, homeless, in foster care or have special needs. 
  • Four sites located in Billings, Lockwood and Laurel. 

School Readiness Starts with Family

  • Explorers Academy's year-long School Readiness Starts with Family campaign is designed to increase parent participation in school readiness and education
    • Parents are a child’s first and most important teacher.
    • A 2018 study showed low income parents are less likely to be involved in their child’s education making this campaign crucial to the children they serve.
    • Prepares children, and the whole family, for kindergarten.
    • School readiness is a crucial indicator of school success!
  • During the 2019-2020 school year, parents will earn tickets for prizes every time they participate in specified opportunities.
    • Working in classrooms 
    • Helping with teacher prep projects
    • Helping at events
    • Attending Policy Council and Parent Committee meetings
    • Attending educational classes provided by the program
      • Parenting
      • Budgeting
      • Cooking
    • Select educational activities at home
    • Parent/teacher conferences
    • Kindergarten tours

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