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VAN WERT — The Head Start classrooms in Van Wert at Kids Learning Place are now taking applications for three and four-year-old children for the 2014-2015 school year. There are part-day preschool classroom sessions 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 families and children it serves. 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 is structured to focus on the child’s strengths and interests and involvement with Ohio’s “Step up to Quality” program that recognizes learning and development programs that exceed licensing, health, and safety standards.

The application process is taking place in Van Wert County now. 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 the website at www.kidslearningplace.org or “like” the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kidslearningplace.