Apple Country Head Start looking towards the future

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In December, the Winchester Star visited the Apple Country Head Start program in the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, and spoke with staff and families. It was part of a 50 years of Head Start reflection — both looking back and looking forward.




Head Start Looks to the Future after 50 Years

Posted: December 5, 2015
The Winchester Star

Walking LineWINCHESTER — Cindy Draucker doesn’t remember stepping into a Head Start classroom as a preschooler in 1968 — but she remembers her most recent visit. It was when she reported to work Friday.

More than 45 years after first participating in Head Start, a federal program for low-income preschool-age students, Draucker continues to be involved with the program, currently serving as Apple Country Head Start’s health and nutrition coordinator.

“I believe in the program,” Draucker, 52, said in a recent interview.

So do many others. Read the full article »

(Photos by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star; Article reprint courtesy of The Winchester Star)