Community Action Head Start celebrates Week of the Young Child
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[April 14, 2012]
Community Action Head Start is asking
Lincoln to celebrate the Week of
the Young Child, April 22-28. The observance is sponsored by the
National Association for the Education of Young Children and
provides an opportunity for early childhood programs across the
country to bring awareness to the needs of young children.
As part of Week of the Young Child celebrations across the nation,
Community Action Head Start, a program for children from birth to
age 5, is honoring young children and individuals who make a
difference in children's lives.
"Young children are the future of our community, and there are
many ways that we can come together for our children. This week is
an opportunity to support early literacy initiatives, thank teachers
who work with our youngest learners and work toward public policies
that benefit all young children," said Beth Fleshman, Head Start
director for Community Action. "Everyone is encouraged to visit our
Head Start program to witness the wonderful learning experiences
happening each day in our classrooms and with our families."
Children in the Community Action Head Start program will have
special activities during the Week of the Young Child. Three
classrooms will attend a Zumba class led by Janell Woolard. The
Zumba experiences will be in the Laughlin Center at Lincoln
Christian University on April 23 at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Two
classrooms will paint their feet and put the paintings on a banner
entitled "I'll be walking in your shoes someday." Another classroom
will take a field trip to Sugar Grove Nature Center.
On April 27, Early Head Start will be at Scully Park for a
socialization from 11 a.m. to 12:30, and the program will take
Head Start is enrolling children now. Stop by one of the
classrooms or any scheduled event and staff members will assist you
with completing an application.
Applications are also available online at
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Community Action Head Start serves pregnant women, infants,
toddlers and 3- to 5-year- olds. The staff members are dedicated to
quality early childhood learning experiences and providing support
to the children and families enrolled. The program serves 418
children across a six-county service area including Piatt, DeWitt,
Logan, Menard, Mason and Fulton counties.
Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois is a
not-for-profit agency serving the low-income and senior populations
of six counties in central Illinois. For more information, visit
[Text from file received from
Community Action Partnership of