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Monday, Mar 17, 2014

Museums Collaborate with Head Start

Now through May 17, 2014, The Chapman Museum, The Hyde Collection, and go! The World Awareness Children’s Museum are welcoming children and their parents from the Warren County Head Start Program to participate in a Preschool Passport Museum program.   

Organized by Chapman educator Kim Harvish, Hyde educator Evi Fisher, and go! educator Sheileen Landry, the programs consists of outreach visits to Head Start classes as well as encouraging the kids and their parents to visit each of the museums via a Passport Program. As part of the fun, every time they make a visit, their “passport” will get stamped.

The schedule of events is as follows:
Chapman Historical Museum:

March 4 and 11: Educator visited Head Start for an outreach program
March 19 and 20, 2014: Head Start classes go on a field trip to the museum
April 13: Family event at the museum

go! World Awareness Children’s Museum:
March 24:  Educator visits Head Start for an outreach program
April 2 and 3: Head Start classes go on a field trip to the museum
April 5: Family event at the museum                                                  

The Hyde Collection:
May 1: Educator visits Head Start for an outreach program
May 6 and 7: Head Start classes go on a field trip to the museum
May 17: Family event at the museum

Warren County Head Start is a federally funded program for pregnant women, children from birth through 5 years old and their families. Eligibility is based upon income guidelines. There is no cost to attend Early Head Start (pregnant women and children from birth to 3 years old) or Head Start (children ages 3 to 5 years old).

All families who are enrolled in our programs receive services in the areas of education, health, nutrition, disabilities, and family services. In Warren County over 280 children and families benefit from the comprehensive services offered in 7 centers and a home based option.

For more information about this program contact museum educator Evi Fisher at The Hyde Collection, 518-792-1761, ext. 340 or efisher@hydecollection.org or Alice Grether, director of communications and visitor services, 518-792-1761, ext. 328 or agrether@hydecollection.org.



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