KINGMAN - Distinguished community leaders throughout Mohave County recognized the importance of early childhood learning opportunities for young children by celebrating "Week of the Young Child" in April.
Each year, this week is highlighted to honor young children, thank their teachers and all those who make a difference in young children's lives. City Councilwoman Janet Watson took part in the celebration. Watson is known throughout the community for her many years supporting children's education as a teacher for seven years and serving on the Kingman Board of Education for 18 years.
Watson currently represents Kingman serving on the WACOG Executive Board. WACOG is the grantee agency providing Head Start services to 1,060 families of preschool children in Mohave, La Paz and Yuma Counties. Preschool programs are among WACOG's many community programs, which include a wide variety of Human Services and Area Agency on Aging services.
WACOG Head Start centers are celebrating the "Week of the Young Child" with outreach to the community through a "Kids Feeding Kids" food drive to benefit the local Food Bank, numerous family activities at the centers, and encouraging community family literacy events throughout Western Arizona.
The Head Start Centers are currently enrolling 3- and 4-year-old children for next year's preschool program that begins classes in August. Applications are available at all Head Start sites or by calling 753-7713 for further information.