HHS Assistant Secretary Nazario to Visit Children's Aid Society Early Childhood Program at Public Community School

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Wants to View Early Head Start and Head Start Integration in Public School

Contact:
Ellen Lubell, The Children’s Aid Society, (w) 212-949-4938, (c) 917-854-6864
Emily Crossan, The Children’s Aid Society, (w) 917-286-1548, (c) 201-344-5742

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When:
MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2009
10:30 – 11:30 am

Where:
The Children’s Aid Society PS 5 Community School
3703 Tenth Avenue at Dyckman Street
Washington Heights

What:
Carmen Nazario, the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will visit The Children’s Aid Society’s early childhood programs at PS 5, a public school in Washington Heights.

Nazario is responsible for an array of federal programs including Head Start, child care and child welfare. She has chosen to visit this specific school to observe the integration of The Children’s Aid Society’s Early Head Start and Head Start programs into a New York City Department of Education public school.

Assistant Secretary Nazario will:
- meet with parents and staff
- tour The Children’s Aid Society’s school-based health clinic and Early Head Start and Head Start classrooms and
- read with children.

The Children’s Aid Society partners with the NYC Department of Education in public schools called community schools. PS 5 is one of Children’s Aid’s 22 community schools in New York City. Children’s Aid provides a range of services for children and families, directly in the schools, making the school the centerpiece of the community.

The Children’s Aid Society was founded in 1853. It is one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving New York’s neediest children and their families with a network of services that includes community schools, neighborhood centers, camps, adoption and foster care services, teen pregnancy prevention, education, health and recreation. For additional information please call 212-949-4938 or visit www.childrensaidsociety.org.

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