LESSIE BATES DAVIS

NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE

Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House is in a covenant relationship with the United Methodist Women National Office.

1200 NORTH 13TH STREET

EAST ST LOUIS, IL 62205

TELEPHONE: 618 874 0777
FAX: 618 874 0511

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me” — Mat. 25:35

EARLY CHILDHOOD PREVENTION & EDUCATION

Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House provides services in Early Childhood Prevention and Education in five primary areas:

HEADSTART/CHILD CARE SERVICES   

Provides childcare for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Children are cared for in a warm, safe and nurturing environment. Teachers work with the children to improve their cognitive, social and physical abilities. In order to be eligible for services, parents must be working or in school. The program is designed to serve children who are at-risk of abuse or neglect. Serves more than 160 children, 6 weeks to 6 years of age.


  • Funded by Department of Human Services, Department of Children & Family Services, the United Methodist Church. Located at the East St. Louis Family Development Center.

PRE-KINDERGARTEN

Provides early childhood education for children age 3-4. The Pre-K classrooms provide a foundation for children in learning to help them be better prepared for kindergarten. Serves more than 40 children each year.


  • Funded by the Illinois State Board of Education and the United Methodist Church. Located at the East St. Louis Family Development Center.

PROVIDING A SURE START (PASS)

Provides Early Childhood Prevention Services for parents with children birth to five years. PASS is an early intervention/prevention program designed to significantly better prepare children and parents to assist their children in assuring “A Sure Start” and a successful school experience. The program provides Parent Training, Child Development and Life Skills Classes in conjunction with comprehensive Case Coordination to children birth to 3 years of age and their parents. Activities and services are provided in the homes of the parents and at the Center. PASS is a certified Parents as Teachers Program. Serves more than 200 families with children.


  • Funded by the Illinois State Board of Education and the United Methodist Church. Located at the East St. Louis Family Development Center.

HEALTHY FAMILIES OF ILLINOIS

Provides Comprehensive Case Management to low-income families to prevent child abuse. The goal of the Healthy Families Program is to promote positive parent-child interaction; promote healthy childhood growth and development; and to enhance functional families by building trusting relationships, teaching problem solving skills and improving the family’s support system. Participants in the program must be new parents with a child birth to 2 weeks of age, a first-time pregnant woman or teenage parents. Serves more than 65 families with very young children.


  • Funded by Department of Human Services and the United Methodist Church. Located at the East St. Louis Family Development Center.

MIGRANT HEAD START PROGRAM

This program is a certified Head Start education program that serves families who work in agriculture i.e.: nurseries, farms, produce, and factories. The eight week summer program provides education, field trips, and family social assistance to families that migrate from state to state or work seasonal jobs.