The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022

Head Start registration now underway

Council on Rural Services information

Summer is half over and school is coming soon!  The Kids Learning Place – Head Start program in Van Wert County is currently seeking 3- and 4-year-old preschool children for the 2015-16 school year. The school readiness program is open at no cost for income eligible families. Head Start also accepts children with special needs, in foster care or homeless

During May, the classroom project was studying farm animals. One parent brought in baby pigs so the children could experience them up close. (photo submitted)
During May, the classroom project was studying farm animals. One parent brought in baby pigs so the children could experience them up close. (photo submitted)

Head Start’s main objective is to organize and provide educational activities for children so that they will develop the necessary skills needed to make the transition to kindergarten. The program uses a curriculum and assessments for all aspects of a child’s development: socio-emotional, cognitive/language and physical.

Head Start services include education, health, dental and nutrition services. Also included are services that support positive parent-child relationships, family well-being and connections to peers and the community.

The experienced staff works to help children develop language skills, learn to classify objects, develop abstract thinking skills, develop the large muscles of their bodies, experience a sense of positive self-esteem, demonstrate cooperative social behavior, learn to solve problems, participate in make-believe play, develop beginning reading skills and acquire beginning writing skills.

Parents and guardians should call for application information today. The Head Start toll-free enrollment line is 866.627.4557, the local number is 419.238.0822 or check the Kids Learning Place website at www.kidslearningplace.org.

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

POSTED: 07/13/15 at 6:58 am. FILED UNDER: Youth