November 24 will be a lucky day for 171 more local children chosen to attend the nationally acclaimed, no cost, Head Start pre-school program, beginning in January.
Southern Oregon Head Start recently announced that 171 more children and families in Jackson and Josephine Counties will be able to attend pre-school, at no cost to their parents. Head Start provides a great education to children 3-5 years of age, as well as many kinds of help for their family members.
Currently, 842 low-income or disabled children already attend Head
Start in Jackson and Josephine counties. Three new classes will be
opening mid-January in Josephine County – two at the Family Resource
Center, and one at Riverside School in Grants Pass. Six more classes
are opening their doors in White City and Medford. Make sure your child
is in line for one of them.
Drop by one of the existing
centers, or fill out an application at www.socfc.org or pick up the
phone and call 734 5150 or 472 4851 to get started. Applications, with
12 months income verification and proof of your child’s date of birth,
are due at the So. Ore. Head Start, P.O Box 3697, Central Point OR
97502 by Nov. 24 for the best chance of getting in. They are located at
1001 Beall Lane in Central Point. They can help you fill out forms,
make copies, and find documentation. Southern Oregon Head Start changes