Monday, Dec 19, 2016
Head Start Program earns top honor
Trumbull Community Action Program (TCAP) announced that 4 of its 6 Head Start Centers earned the 5-Star Step Up to Quality Award from the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. A 5-Star rating is the highest that can be achieved. TCAP operates Head Start Centers in Warren, Niles, Newton Falls, Kinsman, Hubbard and Hartford.
The TCAP Head Start is a comprehensive preschool program designed to help children from ages 3 to 5 to prepare them with the skills that will help them in kindergarten. Services offered include education, nutrition, health, disabilities, mental health, social services family development and parent involvement.
A math and science lab is also available for Head Start students. The lab expands learning in math and science
with two 35-minute sessions per week for four and five-year-old students attending TCAP.
Classes focus on different math and science subjects taken from Ohio State Standards, the Creative Curriculum and the Head Start Outcomes Framework. Subjects such as magnets, light and reflection, patterns, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) are taught by using modern technology and developmentally appropriate materials. The lab opened in 2012 and is continually growing.
Enrollment is open all year around. Contact 330-393-2507 to learn more about the Head Start program.