Not only did the school welcome 217 students, there is excitement about new executive director Latoya Orr.
“Our children return Aug. 23,” Orr said. “We are so excited to see our three and four-year-olds back in school. We have a lot of new exciting things planned for them. We have new partnerships with different organizations within the community.”
Orr said one of the newest programs in called Success by Six.
“It’s a program United Way sponsors that encourages literacy in the classroom,” Orr said. “We are also working on getting a website up and running so we can have a better way of communicating with our parents and community. We are dedicated in providing services for our children and our families in order to empower them to succeed.”
Orr said there are 12 classrooms at Head Start. Each classroom has one teacher and teacher aide.
“We also have a management staff here that specializes in different areas,” she said. “Areas like family services, nutrition, transportation, heath and dental. We have many, many partners that help us in our program.”
Orr thanked the Imagination Library of the Pell City School District for being at registration and encouraging children to learn to read.
“The Imagination Library provides free books for children in our school system from birth to five-years-old,” Orr said. “Synithia Flowers, with the St. Clair County Extension Office provided parenting tips. It should be a wonderful year at St. Clair County Head Start.”
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