Preschool Now Enrolling for Fall
Head Start is a comprehensive early childhood development program that
serves low-income children from ages birth to five years and their
families at no cost. It is a federally funded program that is
operated by Council on Rural Services / Kids Learning Place in Darke
County. Children who attend Head Start programs are involved in
school readiness that includes literacy, language, science,
mathematics, and social-emotional development. They also receive
medical and dental services, are served healthy meals and snacks, and
enjoy playing safely indoors and outdoors.
Families are involved and are the center of Head Start’s success,
Families can take part in the classroom as volunteers, help with class
projects and even serve on the Policy Council, a board that partners
with staff in decision-making for the program.
What is available and how do you enroll your children for the fall of
This fall, full day preschool services (6 hours) will be available in
Greenville, Bradford and Union City, Another option is home based
learning with staff visiting families ( 1 ½ hours) each week and
periodic group socializations.
Kids Learning Place participates in the “Step Up to Quality” program
that rates licensed programs in Ohio. The Kids Learning Place centers
are the only education / child care centers in Darke County to earn a 4
and 5 star “Step Up To Quality” award from the State of Ohio.
Kids Learning Place is NOW taking applications for the 2016-17 school
year. Call today for information about the program that provides
services to children that are income eligible, in foster care or
homeless. The program also allocates 10% of the slots for
children with diagnosed special needs. To secure your child’s spot in
the NO COST program call our toll free local number at 1-866-627-4557
Council on Rural Services provides education and support services
through Kids Learning Place™, Head Start, Early Head Start, Gateway
Youth Programs, Achievement Center for Educational Success (ACES) and
Community Connectors in their nine county service area.