With collaborative partners, we are developing an evidenced-based, trauma and bereavement informed, social-emotional educational model for early childhood that addresses the effect of stress on a child’s ability to learn. This scalable model will benefit not only our students in the Third Ward, but will impact many more children across the city, the state, and the country.
For 13 years, we have served the children and families of the 3rd Ward, an under-resourced population living among high crime and poverty. The effects of this detrimental environment create deficits in development for children, age zero to five years, which cause greater problems later in education and in life. Working with families and children, early in the lives of the children, we are creating opportunities for these children to learn, to grow, and to thrive.
Generation One is located in the Third Ward, 3805 Burkett Street, Houston TX 77004.
The teacher-to-student ratio is 1-to-7.Some classrooms have two age groups in them i.e. 2's and 3's and 3's and 4's while kindergarten has their own classroom. The teaching team will be comprised of 1 teacher; 1 teacher aide and volunteers.
G1A will operate on a year-round schedule. The studends will have similar or the same major holidays off as public schools in the area, but they will only have a 2 week summer break.The summer session for the older children will be a combination of enrichment, leadership, Bible study, the arts and camps.
Generation One operated an After-School program for 3 years prior to the opening of the Academy and many of the children came from that program as well as siblings and relatives. Siblings and then relatives of current students have first priority in enrollment. Additional students are taken in from a waiting list generated in order of inquiry and based upon meeting the requirements set by G1A, including but not limited to living within boundaries set by G1A in Third Ward.
Yes, G1A will seek accreditation once the size of the school meets the requirements.