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Head Start Pre-K to hold Community Awareness Days

Head Start Pre-K will be holding Community Awareness Day at each of its centers in early March.

The program invites prospective parents, families, community members, public leaders, and schools to visit one of the eight centers throughout Oswego County.

Gracelynn Loy practices writing her name. School readiness is a primary goal of Head Start Pre-K.
Gracelynn Loy practices writing her name. School readiness is a primary goal of Head Start Pre-K.

“Community Awareness Day is an opportunity for anyone who wants to know more about Head Start Pre-K to tour a center, meet our staff, and learn about a typical day for children and families enrolled in our program,” states Liz Liberti, Community Awareness Day coordinator.

Head Start is a federally funded pre-k program with the goal of increasing the school readiness of 3- and 4-year-old children.  The program is provided at no cost to families who meet set income guidelines.

Classrooms offer a variety of learning materials and developmentally appropriate opportunities.

Classes have a maximum of 17 children with each class having a teacher, teaching assistant, and classroom aide. Additionally, nutritious meals and snacks, family involvement, and vision and hearing screenings are a part of Head Start Pre-K.

For families interested, applications for September 2013 enrollment will be taken during Community Awareness Day.

Applications are also accepted year round as the program maintains a waiting list for each center.

For more information, please call 598-4711.

Head Start is operated by Oswego County Opportunities.

OCO is a non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966.

OCO is a United Way of Greater Oswego County member agency.