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September 18, 2018

Community Literacy Night Scheduled


FULTON – Oswego County Opportunities Head Start Program will host its annual Community Literacy Night featuring the author Eric Carle.

This event will take place at Head Start centers throughout the county on April 27.

Parents encouraged to read to their child every day. Pictured reading Eric Carle books are Michelle Mulholland with her son, Chase, and Janna Weisbrod  with her daughter, Harper.

Parents encouraged to read to their child every day. Pictured reading Eric Carle books are Michelle Mulholland with her son, Chase, and Janna Weisbrod with her daughter, Harper.

Hands-on literacy activities are planned for children ages three to seven.

These exciting activities are based on Eric Carle books, such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Grouchy Lady Bug, The Very Busy Spider and more.

“Reading is one of the most important early literacy activities that you can engage in with your child,” said Jennifer Pellett, a Head Start/UPK teacher at Discovery Learning Center in Phoenix. “Eric Carle books are excellent! Not only are they colorful and bright, they are also very descriptive, unusual and exciting. We hope that many families will be able to join us for this event. Please come and help us celebrate the joys of reading Eric Carle books.”

Carle is an American author/illustrator of many popular children’s books such as Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? written in 1967.

He has illustrated more than 70 books, most of which he also wrote.

His roots are tied to central New York, as he was born in Syracuse in 1929.

All families will receive one Eric Carle book (while supplies last) and each child will enjoy a theme related snack.

Come join the fun at one of our Head Start locations:

Discovery Learning Center, 80 County Route 59, Phoenix – 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Williamstown Center, 2910A County Route 17, North, Building A, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Oswego Center, Fort Ontario, Building 31, 45 Schuyler St., 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Fulton Center, All Saints Church, 153 S. First St., 5:30 – 7 p.m.

North Shore Center, Life Church, 2363 State Route 49, Central Square, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Pinewoods Center, 2798 County Route 57, Fulton, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

The Head Start program was established in 1965.

It is the oldest running school readiness program in the United States.

OCO Head Start serves 3- and 4-year-old children at eight centers throughout Oswego County.

The program is provided at no cost to families that meet the federal income guidelines.

Head Start provides comprehensive services which promotes school readiness through hands-on learning experiences.

The children receive nutritious meals and snacks as well.

Staff includes teachers with Master’s or Bachelor’s degrees in education, teaching assistants, classroom aides, family specialists, cooks and nurses.

We accept applications throughout the year.

Waiting lists are maintained for openings that may occur during the school year.

Those interested in learning more about Head Start for enrollment, please call 315-598-4711 and toll free at-1-800-359-1171 or visit www.oco.org.

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