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Head Start schedules enrollment opportunities

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Clay County Head Start will conduct two enrollment opportunities for children ages 0-5.

The locations and times are:

* Brazil -- The Brazil Resource Center, 800 W. Jackson St., Brazil, April 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and

* Clay City -- The Clay City Resource Center, 710 Front St., Clay City, April 29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

There are four types of Head Start programs offered.

There are programs provided at centers and in homes -- depending on the age and needs of families and their children.

In the half-day center based programs, classes meet four half-days per week for three-and-a-half hours each day.

There are also two half-day center-base programs in Brazil and one in Clay City.

The full day-full year program is in session from 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

The program services children ages 3-5 and is located in Brazil. There is a $45 charge per week for the program.

There are also two home-based programs.

One program is for children ages 3-5 and the Early Head Start program is for prenatal mothers and children from birth to 3-years-old. In both programs, the home visitor will make weekly home visits to homes and arrange two socialization opportunities each month.

Parents should bring proof of income with them.

In addition, parents should bring their 2009 W-2 or a recent paycheck stub, etc. If a family receives T.A.N.F., parents should bring their award letter. If a family receives food stamps, bring a case number.

Head Start is a federally funded, income-based program that recognizes parents as the child's most important teachers.

Education, health services, social services and parent involvement are the major components of Head Start programming.

A Healthy Families program is also offered and provides support services for prenatal mothers.

For more information, call Tina French or Heather Squires at 446-1103 Ext. 626 or 628.

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