Head Start now enrolling preschoolers

Greene County News

GREENE COUNTY — Head Start program now enrolling in Greene County.

Head Start is a comprehensive early childhood development program that serves low-income children from ages birth to five years and their families at no cost. It is a federally funded program that is operated by Council on Rural Services/Kids Learning Place in Greene County.

Children who attend Head Start programs are involved in school readiness that includes literacy, language, science, mathematics, and social-emotional development. They also receive medical and dental services, are served healthy meals and snacks, and enjoy playing safely indoors and outdoors.

Families are involved and are the center of Head Start’s success, Families can take part in the classroom as volunteers, help with class projects and even serve on the Policy Council, a board that partners with staff in decision-making for the program.

What is available and how do you enroll your children for the fall of 2016-17?

This fall, full day services (6 hours) will be available in Fairborn and Jamestown, with part day classes (3 ½ hours) in Fairborn and Xenia.

Another option is home based learning which serves all parts of the county. Staff visits families ( 1 ½ hours) each week and periodic group socializations. Kids Learning Place participates in the “Step Up to Quality” program that rates licensed programs in Ohio.

Kids Learning Place is NOW taking applications for the 2016-17 school year. Call today for information about eligibility for the program which provides services to children that are income eligible, in foster care or homeless. The program also allocates 10% of the slots for children with diagnosed special needs. To secure your child’s spot in the no cost program call our toll free local number at 866-627-4557 today.

Council on Rural Services provides education and support services through Kids Learning Place, Head Start, Early Head Start, Gateway Youth Programs, Achievement Center for Educational Success (ACES) and Community Connectors in their nine county service area.


Story courtesy of Head Start.

Story courtesy of Head Start.