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September 21, 2018

Head Start Recruitment Under Way


Head Start, a program under Oswego County Opportunities, will be accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year.

Pictured are two of Head Start’s family services specialists, Tina Eusepi-Bennett  (top at right) and Heidi Ziervogel (bottom at left), taking applications for enrollment.

Pictured are two of Head Start’s family services specialists, Tina Eusepi-Bennett (top at right) and Heidi Ziervogel (bottom at left), taking applications for enrollment.

Head Start serves children from ages 3 to 4 in 7 center based locations throughout the county and one home-based program in Mexico.

The program has a dedicated staff that includes teachers with masters or bachelor’s degrees in education, teaching assistants, classroom aides, family services specialists, cooks and nurses.

Head Start is a high quality federally funded pre-k program with the goal of promoting school readiness by developing social, emotional, physical and intellectual skills.

Children are provided an active learning environment with hands on learning activities in language literacy, math, science and technology.

Children are also provided nutritious meals and snacks throughout the day.

Head Start is a family centered program that partners with families and encourages family engagement in their child’s education.

Families who meet income guidelines and have children that are 3 or 4 years old are eligible to apply.

Head Start also serves children with disabilities.

Parents/guardians interested in enrolling their children in Head Start may contact the main office at 315-598-4711 to obtain the dates, times, and locations to complete an application for the fall enrollment.
Or, they can schedule an appointment if they are unable to make it to an application day.

Parent/guardians will need to bring proof of their 2015 income, the child’s birth certificate and the child’s shot record will be needed for enrollment.

Did you know … Oswego County Opportunities is celebrating 50 years of service to the Oswego County community in 2016?

To learn more about OCO’s past, present and future, visit www.oco.org

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