VAN WERT — Now is the time to call! The Head Start classrooms in Van Wert at Kids Learning Place in Van Wert County are now taking applications for three and four year old children for the 2014-2015 school year that starts in September. There are part-day preschool classrooms and home base visiting options available.

Head Start is a high-quality comprehensive preschool program that provides a kindergarten readiness education, health and social services, and nutritional programs. The no-cost program is for low-income families who meet eligibility requirements set by federal guidelines. The program may also provide services to children that are homeless, in foster homes, and children with special needs without income restrictions.

Kids Learning Place is committed to ensuring education excellence for all the children served. It strives for early childhood education excellence by including: teachers with degrees in every classroom a safe and nurturing learning environment a research-based curriculum that focuses on the child’s strengths and interests involvement with Ohio’s “Step Up to Quality” program that recognizes learning and development programs that exceed licensing, health, and safety standards. The centers in Van Wert County are recognized with four star awards.

Call today before it is too late! The application process is taking place in Van Wert County. For more information about Head Start and Kids Learning Place call the local toll free number 1-866-627-4557 and talk with a local person. Check out the website at or “like” the Facebook page at