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Free Preschool For Children At Head Start

MOUNTAIN AREA — Got little ones? The Madera/Mariposa Regional Head Start preschool program is currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year.

Beginning this year, Mountain Head Start in North Fork will offer a full day program of six hours. Oakhurst Head Start continues with a three-and-a-half hour afternoon program. Services include early childhood education, medical and dental screening and follow up, services to children with disabilities, social skills, nutrition and family services.

For the 2017-18 program year, your child must turn 3 years old by September 1, 2017. For more information or to schedule an appointment to apply, please call Oakhurst Head Start at (559) 658-8171 or Mountain Head Start, North Fork (559) 877-2352.

You will need to provide the following documents:

  • your child’s birth certificate
  • immunization records (must be up-to-date)
  • Medi-Cal or other insurance card, and family income verification for twelve months (tax return, W-2’s, Passport to Services, Social Security, TANF, etc.).
  • Income eligibility is based on the 2017 Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Head Start provides a free, comprehensive, high quality preschool program designed to foster healthy development for income eligible children and families. The program focuses on increasing the social competence of young children three-to-four-years of age in Madera and Mariposa counties.

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