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Head Start families celebrate ‘Friendship Day’

February 14, 2014

Aubrey Chavis, 5, and her mom read a “friendship card” that was given to her by one of the students in her Head Start classroom at the ESC building as part of “Friendship Day” on Thursday. (Staff photo/John Bush)

Valentine’s Day is once again upon us, and with the holiday comes the customary classroom parties where students exchange valentine’s cards and candy.

For preschoolers in the Head Start program at the Educational Service Center, however, Valentine’s Day was celebrated a bit differently this year.

Head Start is an early childhood development program for kids up to age 5 from low-income families. The program is home and classroom-based, and its goal is to get children ready for kindergarten. It is implemented through the Council on Rural Services, a non-profit organization that seeks to “provide comprehensive education and support services to individuals and families,” according to its website.

On Thursday, students who attended one of the four Head Start classes in the ESC building were treated to a “Friendship Day,” where they could exchange personal notes to each other.

For the full story, see the Friday, Feb. 14 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.


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