From staff reports
Children at the Winston County Head Start Complex sang, recited learned lessons and entertained parents, staff and community members in observance of October as National Head Start Awareness Month.
During October, the Head Start center finds many different ways to focus attention on what they do and involve the community. The October 24 program themed engaging a village of families and communities committed to school readiness opened with Kimmie Jones, Center Administrator, welcoming the community to the event.
The children at the head start also welcomed the crowd and performed several songs. The students also recited several of their school lessons representing some of what they had learned at the center.
The mission of the Winston County Head Start program, said Jones, is to provide comprehensive early childhood, human services and economic development activities to enhance the quality of life of low-income children and families throughout the communities of Winston County.
Head Start is a federally-funded program and students must meet specific income criteria to attend.