AUGLAIZE COUNTY — Early Childhood Education openings for children ages birth to 5 are available free to qualifying families in St. Mary’s and Wapakoneta. Head Start programs are based in centers and schools, and also offer home-based services that assign dedicated staff who conduct weekly visits to children in their own home and work with the parent as the child’s primary teacher. Home Based programs provide in-home instruction as well as a group socialization experiences to parents and children which will enhance the parents’ ability to fill the role of the primary nurturer of their child.
Eligible families include those below the 130% Federal Poverty Level. Regardless of income, Head Start also accepts at no cost, families who are homeless, foster families, and those with special needs children. CORS, the grantee for Head Start, operates the Early Childhood Programs in Auglaize County. All CORS Head Start classrooms are licensed by Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, all are 5-Star SUTQ rated, the highest rating for early learning and development. Teachers, Home Visitors, and Family Advocates are credentialed professionals who have met rigorous education and training guidelines and they are dedicated to the mission of empowering individuals and families to achieve stability, hope, and confidence.
To enroll your child in Head Start or learn more visit www.kidslearningplace.org.