"We are encouraging parents and families to come and visit," LEAAP Center Coordinator Mary Yelton told The Brazil Times. "It allows children and families the opportunity to come to the center and become more accustomed to the teachers. The idea is that the children will be able to make the transition on the first day of classes."
Classes at the LEAAP Center start on Sept. 2, and will be every Monday-Thursday, 8:45-11 a.m., and from noon-2:15 p.m.
"We are also encouraging families in the Family Literacy Program to stop by for a visit," Yelton said.
If the time is a conflict, Yelton said not to worry and just call the center and an appointment can be set.
"We want to make sure that everyone is ready for a productive year," Yelton said.
With the start of a new year, stress of the economy is weighing in and Yelton is asking the community for help.
"We ask for volunteers that enjoy working with children and can pass a criminal history check," Yelton said.
If time is an issue then the center accepts donations in the form of clothing items, diapers, soaps and baby wipes.
"We use these items, and sometimes it's hard with funding to make the money stretch," Yelton said.
To make a monetary donation to the Center, contact the Clay County Community Foundation.
For more information on the LEAAP Center call 446-2536.