Join Us For Food & Fun This Summer
Fun activities and delicious healthy meals are included in this year's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The program will begin on June 6th and end in August. All sites will be closed on July 4th.
The program provides free nutritious meals for all area children ages 1-18. There are no income requirements, no identification is needed and no pre-registration is necessary. An adult should accompany children under 5 years old.
The program is sponsored by NOCAC and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, Ohio Department of Education and United Way.
Please check the chart below for detailed information about the program in your neighborhood and plan to attend!
Last spring, Head Start students helped create a pumpkin patch at our Pulaski site. Students had a short lesson that discussed how a pumpkin grows, what it needs to grow, the variety of pumpkins available and how long it takes a pumpkin to mature. The students helped dig, measure, plant and mark our pumpkin patch. There are several plants growing and we hope to have a full pumpkin patch in the fall when the students return!!
Need Summer Child Care?
School will soon to be over for the year and many parents will find themselves in need of quality child care services. NOCAC can help! We operate the Publicly Funded Child Care (PFCC) program in Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Van Wert and Williams counties. The program can assist eligible parents with child care costs and works to ensure that children stay safe.
TO PRESCHOOL THIS FALL!
Interested in a no-cost preschool program for your child? What if we tell you it includes free breakfast/lunch and snacks? How about if we add the fact that you (and your family) are always welcome to join us in the classroom and at special kid-friendly events? We even include networking for parents so everyone can share current information such as nutrition, literacy, safety, and behavior issues/emotion regulations. Don’t let your child be left out – give them a “Head Start”!
The Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission Head Start and Early Childhood Education programs are recruiting preschool age children for the 2016-2017 school-year.
NEED AN AIR CONDITIONER OR HELP WITH AN ELECTRIC BILL?
Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission will accept applications for the HEAP Summer Crisis program starting July 1, 2016 and will continue through August 31, 2016. The program will offer a one-time payment of an electric bill and/or air conditioner and/or central air unit repair up to the maximum benefit amount set by the guidelines.
To be eligible, the household must be within 175% of the federal poverty guidelines ($42,525 annual income for a family of four) and meet one of the qualifications below.