TCAP looking to boost enrollment in free preschool program

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There's new management and supervision, along with other changes

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Across the Trumbull Community Action Program (TCAP)’s building in Trumbull County, transformation is happening.

There’s new management and supervision, along with other changes.

That’s because the program is trying to get more kids to enroll for the upcoming school year.

The Head Start offers free preschool to families in Trumbull County, offering everything from gym to STEM classes.

Interim Head Start Director Toni Heller enrollment is low for this time of year, so the school is ramping up efforts to sign kids up.

Donna Shields, a manager of Family Community Engagement at TCAP, thinks most people aren’t aware that the program is offered throughout the community — in Newton Falls, Hartford, Kinsman, Niles and Warren, Hubbard and Cortland.

There are very few restrictions for the school. It even allows kids that aren’t potty trained yet.

The preschool program is open to children ages 3 to 5 years old.

To register, call 330-393-2507, ext. 222 or 271.

To enroll a child, each family needs to bring the child’s birth certificate, Social Security cards for the household, a shot record, income verification, insurance card and identification for the parent.

An event will be held July 10 and July 11 at TCAP’s Niles location, 309 N. Rhodes Ave. It will include raffles for families that complete applications for the upcoming school year. Lunch will be provided.

Editor’s note: Interim Head Start Director Toni Heller clarified an earlier interview in reference to losing federal funding for the Head Start program. She said although enrollment numbers are low for the time of year, the program isn’t in jeopardy of losing funding at this time.

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