Focus on Education
Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, August 30, 2012 and The Weekly Packet, August 30, 2012
Head Start - Back to school information
Child and Family Opportunities, Inc., in Hancock County is still accepting applications for its 2012-13 programs. CFO’s Head Start programs for 3- to 5-year-olds are available in Sedgwick and Stonington. Programs are free to eligible families and include breakfast and lunch.
In Sedgwick, childcare services, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, are also available, and provide a nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack as part of the program. The extended hours of operation are developed to accommodate the needs of working families.
In addition to the quality child development programming, families are offered an array of other services including health screenings, nutrition assessment, parent education and outreach to other social service agencies.
Head Start runs Monday through Thursday, with some Fridays, in Sedgwick and Stonington. Sedgwick Head Start begins Tuesday, September 4, and its hours are 7:45 to 11:45 a.m. Stonington Head Start begins Tuesday, September 4, and its hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Families are invited to stop by or call any of the CFO centers and talk with the staff about the variety of services offered. Stonington 367-5179; Sedgwick 359-2462. Application and enrollment for the program is done through Child and Family Opportunities’ office in Ellsworth. Interested families may contact an enrollment specialist at 667-2995 or 1-800-834-4378 for more information.