January 4, 2002

Free Child Literacy Classes Offered by Head Start Program, Increased Child Literacy is the Goal

Neighborhood House Association - Head Start Program is hosting a free HeadsUp! Reading program. This is a 42-hour college-level course designed to educate adults on children's literacy skills. Classes will begin January 10th and 12th, 2002 and will be held at five sites throughout San Diego County. The program is ideal for working with children up to age 6. The HeadsUp! Reading program draws upon the latest research-proven teaching techniques available. Classes will be held in English and in Spanish, child-care professionals, parents and interested community members are invited to enroll in this 21-week series. Call the Neighborhood House - Head Start Administration Office at (858) 715-2642 ext. 219 to find a location near you.

Scholarships, Continuing Education Units and UCLA Extension College Credit art available. Free books will be given to participants upon their completion of each of the three quarter sessions. Upon com-pletion of the HeadsUp series, participants will be eligible for financial compensation in the form of stipends when they hold trainings and workshops in the community. "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." --Lao Tzu.

This series meets weekly on Thursday afternoons or Saturday mornings. Come to an orientation meeting on Thursday, January 10th or Saturday, January 12th. HeadsUp! Reading is sponsored by Neighborhood House Association - Head Start Program, California Association for the Education of Young Children and the National Head Start Association).

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