Enrollment underway for Head Start

The Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission (NOCAC) Head Start program is currently accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year. The program is for children ages 3 and 4 who meet the kindergarten cutoff date in their home district.

Eligible children need to reside in Fulton, Defiance, Henry, Paulding or Williams Counties and families need to meet the income guidelines to qualify. To qualify for Head Start, families must be at or below 100 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

NOCAC also offers reduced tuition Preschool Services through a grant from the Ohio Department of Education to families who are between 101 and 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. These centers are located in Defiance and Williams Counties.

To register your child or for more information, visit www.nocac.org, look up on the Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission on Facebook or call Carmen Coy at the central office at 419-784-5136 ext 1140.

Head Start promotes school readiness of preschool children by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development in a learning environment that supports children’s growth in language, literacy, mathematics, science, social and emotional functioning, creative arts, and physical skills. NOCAC classrooms offer Bachelor degreed teachers, nutritious meals and a learning curriculum that follows the Ohio Early Learning Pre-K Standards.

All Head Start Preschool sites are licensed by the Ohio Department Of Job and Family Services. Transportation is provided in most, but not all areas. Parents of children with disabilities are encouraged to apply.