06/27/17  Cleveland County School District Hires 18 For Early Head Start


Cleveland County School Board, at their regular meeting last week, approved the hiring of 18 people to fill jobs associated with the new Early Head Start program that will begin with the new school year.  Early Head Start provides services to pregnant women, infants and toddlers up to age 3. It's an extension of the traditional Head Start program which is for pre-school ages 3 to 5.

Earlier this year, Cleveland County Head Start received right at a million dollars in federal grant money to bring the Early Head Start program to Cleveland County. Cleveland County Head Start serves the entire county with centers at Kingsland, Rison and Woodlawn school campuses. Early Head Start will be available at the Rison and Woodlawn campuses.

Cleveland County Head Start Director Pam Draper said the new hires will undergo immediate training and be put to work.