Northern Panhandle Head Start’s Annual Meeting Is Wednesday

WHEELING — The Board of Directors of Northern Panhandle Head Start Inc. will hold its annual corporation meeting Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Orchard Park, 1 Orchard Road, Suite 1, Wheeling, to recognize the accomplishments of the program over the last year.

Created in 1965, by President Johnson’s War on Poverty, Head Start is recognized as the premiere, early childhood program in the United States. Its comprehensive programming focuses on the early education, health and nutritional well-being of the young child as well as family advocacy support. A concentrated strength of the Head Start program is the collaborative partnerships formed in each community to better serve the children and families.

Executive Director Cathy Williams will present the annual report. Linda Myers, board vice president, will address the achievements of the program. The meeting is open to the public.

Northern Panhandle Head Start Inc. program provides comprehensive, early childhood development services for qualifying families with children age’s birth through 5 including services to pregnant women who reside in Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall or Wetzel counties of West Virginia. There is no fee for the program and transportation is provided in most areas.

For more information about the annual meeting or to locate a Head Start Center in your community, call 304-233-3290 or visit the agency’s website at www.npheadstart.org.

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