FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2009

Media Contact:
Michelle D. Bowen
518-463-3175 ext 101
mbowen@albanycap.org

ACAP’S Head Start and Daycare Programs Currently Enrolling

Albany, New York – March 11, 2009 - Albany Community Action Partnership (ACAP) is currently enrolling children and families for its free preschool and infant/toddler programs, including Head Start and its daycare program at the Early Learning Center in downtown Albany. Families with children under the age of five, including expectant parents, who live throughout Albany County may be eligible for enrollment. Children with special needs are welcome and will receive special services as part of the daily classroom curriculum. All programs and services are geared toward helping to prepare young children for success in school.

ACAP offers 14 convenient classroom locations throughout Albany County. Free or affordable after-school child care is also available at some locations. Transportation may also be available, but space is limited.  Families must qualify to enroll; priority is given to families with incomes at the poverty level or below. Please call 518-463-3175 ext.117 for enrollment information or visit www.albanycap.org.

About Albany Community Action Partnership (ACAP)
Albany Community Action Partnership, started in 1966, is an organization that works in partnership with families and communities to empower people to achieve economic self-sufficiency and an improved quality of life. In addition to Head Start and Child Care programs, ACAP currently runs 14 programs and services in 17 locations throughout Albany County.  Visit www.albanycap.org to learn more.

About Head Start
Created in 1965, Head Start is the most successful, longest-running, national school readiness program in the United States. It provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. More than 22 million pre-school aged children have benefited from Head Start.

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