Head Start enrollment begins in Phoenix

Head Start Pre-K is accepting enrollment applications for the 2012-2013 school year.

In the Phoenix School District, Head Start Pre-K is held at Discovery Day Care and offers four- and six-hour class sessions.

The program’s goal is promoting school readiness through hands-on learning experiences, active play, and nutritious meals and snacks.

Classes are taught by teachers with degrees and experience in early childhood education. Centers are also staffed by family advocates, teaching assistants, classroom aides, cooks, and nurses.

Head Start looks to partner with families and encourages parent involvement.

Families may apply for enrollment by attending “Application Day” on either Wednesday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. or Friday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Phoenix Head Start located at Discovery Day Care, 80 Co. Rte. 59, Phoenix.

Families may also call 695-3549 or 598-4711 to schedule an application time.Head Start Pre-K enrolls three- and four-year-old children and is provided at no cost to families with incomes at or below federally set guidelines.

Head Start is the longest running national school-readiness program in the United States.

In Oswego County, Head Start Pre-K enrolls 248 children at 8 centers located throughout the county.

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