Preschool applications sought


GREENVILLE — The Kids Learning Place – Head Start program in Darke County is currently seeking 3 AND 4 year-old preschool children for the upcoming 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.

Head Start’s main objective is to organize and provide educational activities for children so 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 work 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 may call for application information at 866-627-4557 visti the website at www.kidslearningplace.org for a local center contact number.

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 a nine-county service area.