Head Start Coming to LaGrange

posted 5/29/19 -- A new Head Start classroom will open in LaGrange this fall thanks to an additional federal grant received by Lorain County Community Action Agency.

The full-day classroom will serve 20 children ages 3 to 5 and be housed inside the Lorain County Early Learning Center, at 12079 LaGrange Road. The ELC is a preschool program operated by the Lorain County Educational Service Center. LCCAA Head Start @ LaGrange will become the agency's sixth directly operated Head Start center.

"We are thrilled to be able to serve this portion of the county," said Head Start Director Shauna Matelski, Ed.D. "Full-day enrollment gives us more instruction time with the children and tremendous opportunities to prepare them for Kindergarten and lifelong learning."

Also thanks to the grant, all classrooms at Hopkins Locke - the program's largest center - will be full day beginning this fall, Matelski added. The capacity of the Head Start program remains at 891 children.

Additional staff are needed for the new center and LCCAA is hiring now. Click here for openings. Enrollment for fall is also now open. Click here for an application.

LCCAA's Head Start program was recentlycelebrated a "quality-affirming" federal review handed down by a team from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration on Children and Families. LCCAA has operated Head Start in Lorain County since 1966.