Head Start students have a hoot with hoops

Head Start students have a hoot with hoops

A hula hoop may be a simple toy, but that’s what makes it ideal for creative play. That’s what Toledo-area performer Brittany Loren showed preschool students when she visited Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) Perrysburg/Rossford Early Childhood Center Head Start classes on Feb. 26. Loren has been performing professionally for more than three years at area events and also heads a group of professional performers called Glovation. She demonstrated to students the numerous ways in which they can use a hula hoop for play.…

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Students celebrate Afterschool program

Students celebrate Afterschool program

Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (formerly WSOS Community Action Commission) Afterschool program students from Clyde McPherson Middle School and Fremont Ross High School joined in the nationwide Lights On Afterschool event on Oct. 26.…

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Head Start parent finds support for daughter’s condition

Head Start parent finds support for daughter’s condition

If you look at Mayzie Sue Springer, you see a happy, playful, energetic child. But her mother, Makenzie, keeps an especially close eye on Mayzie Sue as she plays. You would not realize it as Mayzie Sue climbed on jungle gyms and played at her preschool’s year-end celebration, but only three months prior, she was in surgery to correct a neurological condition that she had since birth.…

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GLCAP Head Start programs expand full-day preschool

GLCAP Head Start programs expand full-day preschool

Children and families will have more preschool opportunities thanks to expanded hours and added classrooms at local Head Start early learning centers. Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (formerly WSOS Community Action Commission) Head Start programs in Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa, Seneca and Lucas counties will expand full-day preschool options during the 2017-2018 school year. GLCAP Head Start centers are located in Bowling Green, Clyde, Fremont, Fostoria, Genoa, Holland, Pemberville, Perrysburg/Rossford, Port Clinton, Tiffin and Toledo. All centers will offer full-day preschool options for children ages three through five.…

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