Quantcast

Inaugural Noel Early Head Start Program Ribbon Cutting - KOAM TV 7

Inaugural Noel Early Head Start Program Ribbon Cutting

Updated:
NOEL, MISSOURI -

Catarina is a mother of four, and for the first time as parent, she gets to send her youngest child to an Early Head Start program.
"I'm attending school, and with my kids being here and getting an education. I can go take English classes too" says Catarina Torres.
This is the first ever Early Head Start program in Noel. A recent assessment showed that it was needed around the area.
"That's really what was identified, that zero to three years of age. So the young children, there just wasn't enough opportunities for families" says Debbie Markman from the Economic Security Corporation.
The Early Head Start program supervisor says she makes sure there's a teacher in the classroom at all times who can speak English and Spanish, to teach kids to be bilingual.
The Early Head Start program is for kids ages six weeks to three years old, and one of the Head Start leaders explains the importance of this age.
"A lot of social emotional growth takes place. When you see children play, that's really how they learn. Their brains are making the connections. They're learning about colors, numbers, even at this little bitty age. They're learning to wash their hands. It's just a whole classroom of wonder" says Becky Briggs, one of the facility's supervisors.
Parents who apply for this program should be low to moderate income and need to either be working or enrolled in school.
As kids join the Early Head Start leaders in cutting a ribbon to their new classroom, parents like Catarina get to look forward to having her child in safe hands as she works on bettering her families future.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • McDonald County Jail Construction Taking Longer Than Expected

    McDonald County Jail Construction Taking Longer Than Expected

    Monday, November 20 2017 7:42 PM EST2017-11-21 00:42:50 GMT
    Commissioners gave me tour the new part of the jail that's budget has been in the works for around eight years now. "It was actually started by a commissioner before I ever arrived in McDonald County. He had the idea of setting some funds aside for this" says McDonald County Commissioner John Bunch.   Bunch describes the funding for the project as 'in house' funded. "We ask all the office holders in the county to try to restrain themselves from any r...More >>
    Commissioners gave me tour the new part of the jail that's budget has been in the works for around eight years now. "It was actually started by a commissioner before I ever arrived in McDonald County. He had the idea of setting some funds aside for this" says McDonald County Commissioner John Bunch.   Bunch describes the funding for the project as 'in house' funded. "We ask all the office holders in the county to try to restrain themselves from any r...More >>
  • MO 2018 Minimum Wage Set

    Monday, November 20 2017 8:15 PM EST2017-11-21 01:15:53 GMT

    The minimum wage rate will be $7.85 next year. The Missouri Department of Labor today (11/20/2017) announced that the wage rate for 2018 has been set. It will take effect January 1st. According to the Department of Labor, all businesses will be required to pay at minimum, the $7.85 hourly rate, except retail and service businesses whose annual gross sales are less than $500,000. They say according to Missouri law, the minimum wage rate is calculated once a year and can increase or d...

    More >>

    The minimum wage rate will be $7.85 next year. The Missouri Department of Labor today (11/20/2017) announced that the wage rate for 2018 has been set. It will take effect January 1st. According to the Department of Labor, all businesses will be required to pay at minimum, the $7.85 hourly rate, except retail and service businesses whose annual gross sales are less than $500,000. They say according to Missouri law, the minimum wage rate is calculated once a year and can increase or d...

    More >>
  • Missouri Statewide Numbers Show Opioid Overdose Deaths Could Exceed Traffic Fatalities; Local Officials Expect Situation to Worsen

    Missouri Statewide Numbers Show Opioid Overdose Deaths Could Exceed Traffic Fatalities; Local Officials Expect Situation to Worsen

    Monday, November 20 2017 7:11 PM EST2017-11-21 00:11:18 GMT

    Local coroners and emergency responders say they believe the opioid epidemic is making its way from the Springfield area to extreme Southwest Missouri.  

    More >>

    Local coroners and emergency responders say they believe the opioid epidemic is making its way from the Springfield area to extreme Southwest Missouri.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.