CESA #11 Head Start’s philosophy is that children learn best when fully involved and self-directed in their learning. This child-centered philosophy supports our belief that children are unique individuals who learn at different rates and in their own ways. It is our responsibility to allow each child the opportunity to grow and develop to his/her fullest potential in the most nurturing environment possible. In a child-centered classroom, children are encouraged to direct themselves among a variety of child initiated activities, arranged by the teaching staff. Children learn by observing, exploring and interacting with materials and other people. In this environment teaching staff function as facilitators, participators and observers of children. CESA #11 Head Start employs highly qualified teachers who enjoy working with young children and their families. All teachers have an early childhood background with either an AA or BS degree. Many of our centers collaborate with local school districts to provide 4K education and teachers in those classrooms are all DPI licensed by the state of Wisconsin.