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POSTED: February 7, 2008 5:02 a.m.
Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority is accepting applications for its Head Start centers next school year.
The authority operates 11 centers in nine area counties, including Long and Liberty. It is funded to serve 917 preschoolers.
Children for Head Start must be at least 3 years old, and not older than 5 years old, on or before Sept. 1.
The program provides individualized and group activities helping children fulfill their developmental potential. In addition, the program offers two meals and a snack daily, parent involvement activities; health, dental, and social services; as well as speech and language screenings. There is no cost to parents for this program.
Applications for eligibility may be completed at the centers. Liberty's is in Riceboro and Long's is in Ludowici.
The following documents are required: birth certificate, proof of income (2007 W-2 or tax forms, three consecutive pay stubs, Social Security or DFCS letter, letter from employer, etc.) State of GA Pre-School Immunization Record (Form 3231), and a physician's letter for any child with special needs. For enrollment, the following documents will be requested: Social Security numbers for each family member, a physical examination, a dental exam, and a current Medicaid, PeachCare or private insurance card if applicable.
For more information, call (912) 545-2273.

 

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