SEVCA’s Head Start program, with classrooms in Springfield, Chester, White River Junction, and Windsor, is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year. Head Start offers a free, high quality early education program to families with children ages 3 to 5, along with parenting education and family support services. Children must turn age 3 by September 1, and families must be income-eligible to enroll.
Head Start is excited to offer expanded hours of classroom instruction in the coming year! Previously, children were in the classroom for four hours/day, four days/week (a total of 16 hours of instruction). Now, 15 Head Start children at the Chester Community Preschool and all children at the Windsor and White River Junction centers will have 6 hours of classroom time, 5 days/week (30 hours). This will make it easier for children with working parents to attend, and help them achieve even better developmental and educational outcomes.