A comprehensive program that supports economically disadvantaged children and their families has opened a location in Piedmont. The Cheaha Regional Head Start Program has recently opened a learning facility where children three to five years of age can come get a head start on basic learning skills before they begin school.
Head Start also provides health screenings for children. The program allows for parents to drop their children off to get the proper attention and care they need so when school time rolls around their child is on track and soaring in the classroom. Director Kelly Mumper says she couldn’t imagine being anywhere else in her career.
The Bethune Head Start and Community Center is the programs 13th location in East Alabama. Mumper says the love and support the City of Piedmont has shown is overwhelming and she is excited to bring this program to them.