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NKCAC establishes new Head Start location

The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission recently received a $75,000 grant from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF). The grant, which came from GCF’s Northern Kentucky Fund, will be used to remodel a former medical building at Scott Boulevard and Tenth Street in Covington into the new Eastside Child Development Center.
 
NKCAC serves all eight counties of Northern Kentucky, offering support to low-income families as well as individuals. The Eastside Child Development Center will be the home to a Head Start program, a pre-school program for young learners (ages three and four) that prepares them for transition into kindergarten. 
 
“Every child we can reach before kindergarten is a child who is more likely to be ready for school and more likely to become a life-long learner,” says Laurie Wolsing, NKCAC’s Head Start Director, “and to offer that service in places where working mothers and fathers can easily drop off their child on their way to work, like the new center in Covington, makes me very proud.”
 
The building will house Head Start classrooms as well as a daycare center. The program will also provide snacks and meals, health screenings, social services and many opportunities for parent involvement.
 
“This center, like all of our early childhood programs, is about creating community for the whole family,” says Florence Tandy, NKCAC Executive Director.  “We encourage parents to volunteer at our centers and to take an active role in their child’s education. We are proud to be partnering with the Greater Cincinnati Foundation toward this end.”
 
The development center is expected to be completed by the start of August enrollment.
 
Do Good:
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  • Volunteer with NKCAC.
  • Donate money for a child's meal or transportation. 

Read more articles by Jayna Morris.

Jayna Morris is a contributing writer and editor for Soapbox. Learn more about her at www.jaynabarker.weebly.com.
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