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Free Preschools in L.A. County Seek Students

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A free, quality preschool program for families with limited incomes is now taking applications to fill a select number of student enrollment slots in Los Angeles County for Fall 2012.

The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Head Start preschool program is seeking applications for children from infancy to age four, including those with disabilities. Applications are also being accepted from pregnant women.

LACOE's Head Start preschools are located at centers and sites throughout the county, including parts of the Antelope Valley, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley and the South Bay. In addition, preschools are located in the Bell-Cudahy-Maywood area, Central/South/East Los Angeles, Inglewood, Montebello, Norwalk, Pico Rivera, Santa Monica and Venice.

At no cost to families, Head Start is designed to help nurture and prepare children for success in school by providing services that include: early childhood education, health/dental assessments and referrals, healthy meals, mental health counseling and parent training.

Services are also available to meet the special needs of disabled and homeless children. Head Start offers half-day school programs ranging from 4 to 5 days a week. In some areas full-day school programs are available. Head Start preschools have certificated and experienced teachers and staff members.

Applications for the 2012-13 school year are being accepted continuously and vacancies will be filled according to space availability. Only households that meet certain income requirements are eligible to apply for Head Start. To locate a local Head Start/Early Head Start program, contact:

Los Angeles County Office of EducationHead Start-State Preschool Division10100 Pioneer Blvd., Suite 325, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670Phone (toll free): 877-PRE-K-KID (877-773-5543)

SOURCE Los Angeles County Office of Education



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