Build and Grow was the theme for the evening as the Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Head Start program hosted its annual My Guy and Me Night.
Held at Discovery Day Care in Phoenix, My Guy and Me Night provided children in the Head Start and Discovery Day Care programs an opportunity to bring their dad, grandpa, uncle, or significant male with them for an evening of family fun.
“Our My Guy and Me Night is a great way to involve males in our program,” said Liz Liberti, family advocate with the Head Start program.
“As they are an important part of their child’s education, we encourage them to be active participants. Lowe’s Home Improvement centers donated a number of build and grow activity kits for the event. The children enjoyed working together with their guy as they built firetrucks, Kung Fu Panda figures, Shrek carriages and other children themed projects,” Liberti said.
Head Start, a pre-kindergarten program for three- and four-year-olds, focuses on school readiness.
In addition to a research-based curriculum, Head Start incorporates elements of family engagement, health, and nutrition.
Discovery Day Care, which houses the Phoenix Head Start classrooms, is a licensed center offering children a quality program focused on language, literacy, creativity, music, mathematics and social development.
Head Start serves all nine school districts with locations in Cleveland, Fulton, Oswego, Phoenix and Williamstown.
For more information on Head Start or Discovery Day Care, contact Director of Education Services, Beth Kazel at 598-4711, or visit oco.org.