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Posted on: April 4, 2018

HEAD START STUDENTS VISIT COMMISSIONERS COURT FOR WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD

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Dressed as characters from the Toy Story series of animated films, 10 children enrolled in the Hidalgo County Head Start program visited Commissioners Court to commemorate the Week of the Young Child, which will be celebrated April 16-19.

There are 3,690 children ages three- to five-years-old enrolled in the Hidalgo County Head Start program. Students Brandon Noriega and Renata Ramos lead the court in the Pledge of Allegiance prior to the proclamation.

"These are the children that make the program so great; we're excited to be here," said Head Start Executive Director Teresa Flores.

The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

The Hidalgo County Head Start Program, under the leadership of the County Commissioners and Policy Council, shares a vision of dedicated services to the economic and social well-being of children and families and are committed to their safety, education and healthy development, with strong community support.

"We are happy that the county provides much-needed services that focus attention on early childhood education," Flores said.

In addition to the children who performed the Pledge of Allegiance, other children present included Sophia Garza, Iker De Luna, Jorge Garza, Sofia Tamez, Nailea Alamos, Valentyn Avina, Kelly Morales, Miles Hernandez, Kevin Gonzalez, and Madeleine Berman.

Flores also acknowledged McAllen Center VI Manager Irma Garza-Acuna, Teacher Assistants Angeles Ortiz and Monica Vasquez, Administrator for Education Becky Villarreal, and Staff Development Director Sylvia Garza.

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