County seeking students for Head Start program at Lloyd Keaser center


August 16, 1998|By Cynthia Kammann | Cynthia Kammann,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE NORTH county office of the Head Start program, in the Lloyd Keaser Community Center on Belle Grove Road in Pumphrey, is accepting applications for the 1998-1999 school year. The preschool program offers morning and afternoon sessions Monday through Thursday from September through June.

The program, using two classrooms in what was a school building before it became a community center seven years ago, took 68 children into preschool last year.

Transportation to and from day care is provided, as are snacks and meals.

Head Start is a development program for young children and their families. It helps poor and special-needs children ages 3 and 4.

The project began as a federally funded summer program in 1965 as part of the Johnson administration's War on Poverty. The program has evolved since then, said Tina Outten, the family support worker at the Keaser Head Start Center.

"In my seven years here, I have never had a parent not comfortable with the program," Outten said. One of her co-workers is a former client.

If you think the program may have something to offer you or a child you know, call Outten at 410-636-6587.

AIA to sponsor crab feast

The Arundel Improvement Association plans a crab feast from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 30. Frances Jones, president of the association, said M&M Diversified will provide music. "They're back by popular demand," she said. The event will be at the AIA building, 705 Cross St., and participants can dine indoors or out. Corn and homemade crab soup will be available.

Tickets are $22 in advance or $25 at the door. Information: 410-789-2192.

District 31 candidates speak

The AIA is holding a Meet the Candidates Night at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at its Cross Street building. Jones said all District 31 candidates have been invited to speak and answer questions. The public is welcome.

Information: 410-789-2192.

Pub Date: 8/16/98

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