Daily Reporter staff reports

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Head Start recently went on a field trip to the Hancock County Public Library. The whole day was bird-themed, with stories about birds read by children’s librarians, and a bird craft made of toilet paper roll and feathers. Afterward, the children experienced the interactive items in the children’s department.

Head Start programs promote school readiness of children up to age 5 from low-income families by supporting their development in a comprehensive way, according to the Office of Head Start website.

Head Start and Early Head Start programs offer a variety of service models, depending on the needs of the local community. Many Head Start and Early Head Start programs are based in centers and schools. Other programs are located in child care centers and family child care homes.

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