School Year 2015-2016 Head Start/Early Head Start Recruitment

Head Start/Early Head Start of Fayette County, a program of the Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc. (PIC), will be recruiting throughout Fayette County beginning in March. Staff will be taking applications for the 2015-2016 program year.

Head Start/Early Head Start of Fayette County provides comprehensive early childhood education services to low-income families with children from birth to age five and pregnant women including inclusive services to children with disabilities and other special needs.

Early Head Start provides free services to pregnant women and children up to three years of age and their families.

The Head Start program, which is also free, prepares preschoolers to make the transition into kindergarten. Children learn to get along well with other children. They explore and learn through play; they learn about numbers, letters, words and many other things!

Head Start services are offered through classroom- and home-based options. Through home-based programming, instructors visit families in their homes to work on children’s learning goals. They also help parents find ways to meet family needs through community resources and services.

Through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), children are served healthy and nutritious meals and snacks while attending Head Start classrooms and home based socials. Parents may participate in program planning and decision-making and volunteer in the classroom to learn more about how to help children learn and develop.

Research has consistently shown that children who enter school ready to learn succeed academically later in life. If you are interested in signing your child up for Head Start or Early Head Start, please call our office at 724-430-4818 or visit us at www.privateindustrycouncil.com.

Why Dads Matter: The Benefits of Father Involvement

Over the last few years, there has been a growing awareness of the important role that fathers play in supporting their young children's growth and development.

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PIC Employee Recognized

Courtney Venick, an account representative at the PA CareerLink® Fayette County, was recognized in November at the annual Fayette County Chamber of Commerce dinner.

Read more: PIC Employee Recognized

Community Resource Available for Gas and Electricity Assistance

The weatherman is predicting that this winter will be colder and we will see more snow than last season. Will you or someone you know have trouble heating your home this winter? There is assistance available for those who meet eligibility requirements.

Read more: Community Resource Available for Gas and Electricity Assistance

Take Your Child to School Month at Head Start of Beaver County

Calling all dads and significant male role models of Head Start of Beaver County children! We are holding a special activity for the entire month of December: Take Your Child to School Month! If you are interested, please contact your child's instructor to sign up for a day and time to volunteer in the classroom.

The classroom with the most volunteers will win a pizza party to be held after school.

If you have any questions or would like to join our Male Involvement Committee, please call Brandie Miltcheva at 724-610-8923.