Head Start preschool program enrollment open

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[July 31, 2007]  The CIEDC Head Start program is currently accepting applications for the 2007-2008 program year. Head Start is a free preschool program for children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old. When you complete an application, receive a free book while supplies last.

Head Start is designed to provide a variety of opportunities to help children develop socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally in an age-appropriate manner. Children with disabilities are welcome. Dual enrollment with the school district is accommodated.

The program operates in Lincoln with double sessions Monday through Thursday, 8:30-noon or noon-3:30, and a single session Monday through Thursday, five hours a day, on a school year basis.

Transportation (for the double sessions only), nutritious snacks and lunches are provided. Children will also receive hearing, vision, speech and dental screenings.

To complete an application, contact the CIEDC Community Action office, 1800 Fifth St. in Lincoln, 217-732-2159, ext. 250; or the classrooms at 421 Wyatt Ave, 217-732-3448, or 200 Centennial Court, 217-735-2398.

[Text from file received from Central Illinois Economic Development Corp.]

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