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On March 21, 2024, HS/EHS of Fayette County hosted our annual registration day at four of our centers in Fayette County. The event was open to pregnant moms and families with children ages 0-5 that were interested in our program and gave them the option to apply for services on the spot. Families enjoyed light refreshments, while the children engaged in different activities and listening to stories. Children also stayed engaged by using our smartboard, they played Five Little Speckled Frogs, which was very enjoyable to all the children. The children ages 0-3 played in our sensory bins as well.

Hosted in four centers throughout Fayette County, we had 70 attendees from all over the county. Families had the opportunity to come to one of our centers, complete an application on site, meet the staff, and to tour classrooms and buses. It also gave the families an opportunity to ask questions and gain knowledge of our program.  The parents were able to see their children interact with other children in a classroom setting and see how important socialization is to children at this age. By the time the families had to leave, the children were asking to stay.

Registration day brought in 44 applications completed at the centers. The Masontown site had 16 attendees and 12 applications completed. The Redstone site had 16 attendees and 8 applications were completed. Connellsville site had 15 attendees and 18 applications completed. Lastly, our Lemont Furnace site had 23 attendees and 16 applications were completed. In addition to the applications that were completed on site, we had 10 applications completed via phone with families that were unable to attend. This is 54 applications completed in one day! 181 applications were completed since they were assigned for our next program year.

Overall, this event was very successful. Events such are this, helps us to begin to create a large waitlist for our 2024-2025 program year. We will be having another registration day in June. We are in hopes that we can continue to make this an even bigger and more successful event.

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