Head­start, Early Head­start now tak­ing ap­pli­ca­tions

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GRA­SONVILLE — At­ten­tion preg­nant women and par­ents of chil­dren from ages birth to 5 who live in Queen Anne’s, Dorch­ester, Kent, Som­er­set, Tal­bot, Wi­comico or Worces­ter coun­ties. Shore Up Inc. is tak­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for its Early Head Start and Head Start Pro­grams.

Preg­nant women and chil­dren ages birth to 3 are el­i­gi­ble for Early Head Start ser­vices. Head Start ser­vices are of­fered to chil­dren ages 3 to 5. Both pro­grams work with par­ents and chil­dren to pro­mote the child’s de­vel­op­ment, pre­pare chil­dren for kin­der­garten and help the family func­tion suc­cess­fully.

Head Start of­fers cen­ter­based ser­vices at 15 fa­cil­i­ties through­out the Eastern Shore. Early Head Start of­fers ser­vices through cen­ter-based and home-based op­tions. Chil­dren who at­tend Head Start/Early Head Start cen­ters are fed nu­tri­tious meals and snacks through the Child and Adult Care Food Pro­gram.

Trans­porta­tion may be avail­able. Call 410-749-1142, ext. 341.

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