October is Head Start Awareness month and children enrolled in Luzerne County Head Start (LCHS) welcomed a guest reader to their classrooms to celebrate. LCHS’s Edwardsville center held a special guest reader day to support this month-long initiative, where State Rep. Aaron Kaufer was invited to visit the children. He spent some time in each of the three Head Start classrooms reading the book, “Peanut Butter and Jelly” to the boys and girls.
Head Start is an income-based program that was created in 1965 to provide comprehensive health, nutrition, and educational opportunities for America’s most vulnerable children and their families. President Reagan first proclaimed October as Head Start Awareness Month on Oct. 22, 1982. LCHS provides Head Start, Early Head Start and Pre-K Counts services to more than 1,200 children birth to age five, their families, and women who are pregnant in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties.