staff attend Region V Head Start Conference
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Last week, five employees of the Central
Illinois Economic Development Corp. attended the
Head Start Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Executive Director
Angela Stoltzenburg attended the conference with the CIEDC Head
Start director, Sarah Puls of Lincoln; the assistant director,
Lindsay Wilken of Petersburg; and two area supervisors, Michelle
Schulte and Sandy Wommack of Havana.
The Head Start program is administered by the Head Start Bureau of
the Administration on Children, Youth and Families of the
Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services. In 2004, 905,851 children were enrolled
in Head Start programs throughout the United States.
CIEDC has 15
Head Start sites in its six-county service area. Head Start serves
over 330 children annually throughout Fulton, Mason, Menard, Logan,
DeWitt and Piatt counties. Head Start provides children with health
and dental screenings, family services, and a curriculum to prepare
them for kindergarten.
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"I'm glad that our staff was able to attend such a great
conference," Stoltzenburg said. "Head Start is celebrating its 40th
anniversary, so it is an exciting time to be a part of Head Start.
The Head Start program works as intended to get America's poorest
and most at-risk children ready to learn in kindergarten and later
in school. Our Head Start staff is dedicated to keeping a high level
of services available to the children in our community. Attending
conferences like this one is part of staying ahead of the curve."
CIEDC is a nonprofit Community Action agency headquartered at
1800 Fifth St. in Lincoln. Any parents interested in learning more
about enrolling their children in Head Start should contact CIEDC at
[Central Illinois Economic Development
Corp. news release]