Registration Has Begun For Head Start

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Editor:

Payson's Head Start is currently enrolling for the 2007-2008 school year. Head Start is a preschool and family referral program for families with low income and children with disabilities. Families need to meet income requirements, have a child with a disability or have extenuating family circumstances in order to be admitted into the program. We are a government program that serves 3- to 5-year-old children and do not charge any fees for our services. Head Start does not provide transportation. However, we have many families that volunteer to assist others.

First School Steps Preschool and Community Presbyterian Child Learning Center coordinate with us and provide transportation to their facilities after our a.m. class. Needed items for enrollment include: Complete and updated immunization records including a negative TB skin test and chicken pox vaccine, proof of birth and proof of income for the year 2006. Once these items are obtained, applicants may call the Head Start office to set up an appointment with a staff member.

Once the application process has been completed, the child will be put on a waiting list until an opening is available. We encourage you to get the needed items for enrollment and call for an appointment at (928) 474-2738, as classes are filling quickly for fall.

Lynne S. Winans, Site Manager/FCA, Payson Head Start

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