FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2010

Media Contact:
Michelle D. Bowen
518.463.3175 ext 101
mbowen@albanycap.org

MEDIA ADVISORY: ACAP Spring Carnival

Albany Community Action Partnership (ACAP) will be holding a Spring Carnival at Van Schaick Park in Cohoes, NY on May 14-16.  The event will benefit ACAP’s Head Start Home-Based program.  Through ACAP's Head Start Home-Based program, trained educators work with low-income children, ages three to five, in their homes to help parents understand their children's growth and development needs; to equip parents with the skills to effectively teach their children; and to foster positive parent/child interaction and relationships.

WHAT:

Spring Carnival - complete with rides, food and games

   
WHERE: Van Schaick  Park, Cohoes NY
   
WHEN: Friday, May 14, 4pm-11pm
   
  Saturday, May 15, 12pm-11pm
   
 

Sunday, May 16, 12pm-5pm; Sunday Special: $10 All-Day Wrist Band

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. ACAP currently runs 14 programs and services in 17 locations around Albany County, including Head Start, child care, employment, weatherization and energy assistance.  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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