The HOST program provides students in grades K-8 with a balanced of academic support and enrichment activities. The program operates out of Good Shepherd Catholic School and is rated Star 4 by the Keystone STARS Program. Children enrolled in HOST are provided with before and after school care during the academic year, and a summer camp program when school is not in session.
Improving both the aesthetic and functional aspects of the 4 Kids Early Learning Center’s building has been a priority since Heritage gained ownership through the donation of the facility from UPMC Braddock in 2010. The improvements through this grant include projects such as building a ramp to replace the staircase leading to the playground, continuing wooden flooring throughout the building, a security system, a sprinkler system and new restroom equipment. In addition, this grant will provide portable sinks for three classrooms at the HOST program.
With these improvements, Heritage 4 Kids Early Learning Center and HOST will continue to grow as two of the area’s most effective learning centers. As a grant recipient, Heritage Community Initiatives extends their thanks to the Richard King Mellon Foundation and looks forward to the future of both the Heritage 4 Kids Early Learning Center and HOST program and the children we serve.