PACE Head Start is currently accepting applications for the upcoming school year which will begin in late August 2019.
Head Start provides a free family centered school readiness program for approximately 300 children ages 3-5 from income eligible families living in New Bedford, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, and Acushnet,
Head Start children benefit from an individualized early education curriculum which supports their growth in a variety of learning domains and prepares them for kindergarten, a news release notes. The program’s comprehensive approach to learning includes a creative education curriculum, comprehensive health services, parent education, meaningful family engagement and support services
Part and full day preschool options are available.
“Children are free to explore, experiment, socialize, problem solve, master new skills and gain self confidence while guided by qualified early childhood professionals in a classroom environment,” the release said.
All children enrolled at PACE Head Start receive nutritious meals and snacks. Free busing services are available to and from school. A small fee based on family income is charged to parents whose children are enrolled in the full day option. Child care vouchers are accepted for full day services.
Ten percent of enrollment opportunities are reserved for children with special needs.
For more information and an application, call PACE Head Start Family Services Office at 508-999-1286 or 508-984-3557, or visit us at www.paceheadstart.org.
South Coast Today – August 6, 2019