Head Start Preschool is taking applications for September 2010 enrollment. The program enrolls children who will be three or four years old on or before December 1.
Head Startâ€™s primary goal is promoting kindergarten readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through hands-on experiences. Classes are taught by teachers with degrees and experience in early childhood education. Additional center staff includes family advocates, teaching assistants, classroom aides, cooks, and nurses. The program provides meals and snacks, encourages parent involvement, and provides family support. With centers throughout the county, children living in all school districts of Oswego County may apply for Head Start.
Families who would like to be considered for initial class placement are encouraged to apply early. Waiting lists are maintained for openings that may occur throughout the school year.
Head Start Preschool is provided at no cost and is available to families with incomes at or below federally set guidelines. Head Start is the longest running national school-readiness program in the United States. Since 1999, more than 4,400 children have been students of Head Start Preschool in Oswego County. For more information or to complete an application please call 598-4711.
Oswego County Opportunities, Inc operates the Head Start program. OCO is a non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966. www.oco.org. OCO is a United Way of Greater Oswego County member agency.