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Head Start conducting two enrollment sessions

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Clay County Head Start is conducting two enrollment opportunities for children ages 0-5.

The locations and times are:

* Brazil -- The Brazil Resource Center, 800 W. Jackson St., Brazil, May 24, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and

* Clay City -- The Clay City Resource Center, 710 Front St., Clay City, May 26, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

There are four types of Head Start programs offered -- at centers and in homes -- depending on the age and needs of families and their children.

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

The full day-full year program is in session from 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. The program services children 3-5-years-old and is located in Brazil. There is a $45 charge per week for the program and CASY assistance is accepted.

There are 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 age 3. In both programs, the home visitor will make weekly home visits to the home and arrange two socialization opportunities each month.

Parents should bring proof of income with them. In addition, they should bring their 2010 W-2 or a recent paycheck stub. If a family receives T.A.N.F., or food stamps, parents should bring their award letter with them as well.

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.

Healthy Families programs are also offered. They provide support services for prenatal mothers.

Families with questions about programming or eligibility should call Tina French or Heather Squires at 446-1103 Ext. 626 or 628.

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