Registration for EIS Head Start begins Thursday

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Registration for Eminence Head Start and Preschool will take place from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday April 7, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, April 8, at Eminence Elementary School.

If you have an infant or toddler, or if you are expecting a baby, he/she may qualify for the Early Head Start program.

If your child will be three years old by Oct. 1, he or she can be registered for the Head Start program. Children may be accepted into Head Start after the deadline as long as they turn 3 based on the eligibility guidelines.

If your child will be four years old by Oct. 1, he or she can be registered for the EIS Preschool program. Screening is necessary for placement, so it is important that you bring your child with you.

Everyone must register their child even if the child has attended the Head Start Program. Head Start children will not need to be screened, but you will need to come to registration, fill out a packet and turn in all required records.

If your child will be five years old by Oct. 1, your child is ready to start Kindergarten! If your child already is attending our Preschool program with Mrs. Jamison, you do not need to register your child; he or she will be automatically enrolled for the 2011-2012 school year.

What should I bring to registration?
Please be ready to present the following documents at registration. These documents must be provided in order for your child to register:
• Social Security card
• Birth Certificate
• Valid Kentucky immunization certificate
• Income information (for Head Start and Preschool only)
• Emergency Contact information

All students registering for Head Start, Preschool and kindergarten also are required to have an intial entry physical and eye exam on the proper forms before the first day of school. Please make appointments and plan for these during the summer, as Eminence Elementary School will not allow students to start without them.

For more information about kindergarten registration, please call 845-5427, ext. 2250, and Wendy Spies will assist you. For more information about preschool, please contact Phyllis Jamison at 845-5427, ext. 2301. And for more information about Early Head Start or Head Start, please contact Lisa Hardy or Susan Diaz at 845-5503.