Red River Head Start is about to start their fourth year at Red River Elementary School. Head Start Director Christy Suggs said, “We have had such great success over the past few years. Our five classes are taught by certified teachers and each class has a paraprofessional to help with everything. Students receive nutritional breakfast, lunch and snacks through school food service at no charge.”
At the July School Board meeting on Monday morning, Superintendent Alison Strong told the board there are plenty of seats available in the Head Start program. “Send us your kids,” said Strong. She added, “If you child will be three by September 30th, they are eligible.”
Suggs said, “Our priority is a whole family approach. Families are assigned a family service worker to help them meet their goals. We offer services in mental health, healthcare, parenting and education. Social emotional development is a priority for 3 and 4 year olds and our programs work hard to develop these skills in our children by learning through play.”
The Red River Head Start program has openings for up to 100 children who are 3 or 4 years of age by September 30th. And they continue to enroll children as they reach 3 years old thought-out the year if openings are available.
Required documentation: birth certificate, social security card, immunization record, proof of residency in parish, parent identification, and 2 consecutive pay stubs for each adult in the household. Transportation is offered to a limited area. For more information feel free to contact RRES at 932-9290 and ask for the Head Start Department.