Funds awarded to Head Start programs

Friday, March 2, 2012

The OACAC Head Start centers in Barry and Lawrence counties were recently awarded up to $750 from the Barry-Lawrence Area United Fund. The money will be used to purchase new materials for the classrooms and centers.

"These funds are very important to each center, because it allows them to replace old broken toys as well as bring in new items that support the educational environment in each center," said Michelle Brinley, area supervisor. "It is with the greatest appreciation we feel to be consistently selected by the Barry-Lawrence Area United Fund."

Funds will be awarded to Head Start programs located in Cassville, Butterfield, Shell Knob, Aurora, Monett and Mt. Vernon.

OACAC Head Start's early childhood program provides high-quality education, health services, social service support and other opportunities for income-eligible families. The program helps children gain social competence, school readiness skills and confidence to succeed in preschool, school and life.

For more information, call 417-864-3430 or visit

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