PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This month is being recognized as Head Start Awareness month. Earlier this month, First Lady Linda Daugaard visited Oahe Child Development Center in Pierre to read to children and learn more about the local Head Start program. Oahe Child Development Center Director Sue Glodt says Oahe Child Development Center serves pregnant women and kids up to age five. She says home visits are arranged for pregnant mothers and children aged birth to three and the center serves youngsters from age three to five-years-old who attend morning or afternoon classes there. Glodt says the center’s Head Start program helps children to prepare for school in a number of different ways.
Glodt says children in the program receive health and developmental screenings and there are services for pregnant women too.
Glodt says the Oahe Child Development Center was started years ago by a local group of parents.
During the 2012-2013 program year; Glodt says 216 children were enrolled in the center’s Head Start program and the average attendance rate in the classrooms was 91%. Of 82 surveys completed by the parents of children in the program, 92% said they rated the overall quality of services through the program as excellent or above average. For more information, visit http://www.oahechild.com/
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