2017 HART COUNTY, GEORGIA
Vivian A. Craft
500 N. Richardson St.,
The Hart County Head Start
Preschool Program is taking
new applications for children
for the 2016-2017 school year.
Head Start childrenmust be
3 or 4 years old by Sept. 1,
2016 in order to be eligible for
the Head Start Program. (Ap-
EARLY HEAD START
Children must be 6 weeks -
36months old. Parent(s) must
be working or enrolled in
school full time. We will be reg-
istering pregnant women as
well. (Appointment Only)
For Head Start/Early Head
Start, parents or guardians will
need to bring proof of birth,
child’s social security card,
proof of family income (2015
W-2 forms, current check
stubs, written statement from
employer, etc.), the child’s im-
munization certificate (Form
3231) from their physician or
the Health Department, and
medical insurance card (Med-
icaid, Peach Care or Private)
for the child.
Childrenmust be 4 years old
by Sept. 1, 2016 in order to be
eligible for the Pre-K program.
The child’s birth date must be
between Sept. 2, 2011 and
Sept. 1, 2012.
For Pre-K , parents or guard-
ians will need to bring proof of
birth, proof of residency
(power bills and water/gas bill,
or call for other acceptable
documents) child’s social secu-
rity card, the child immuniza-
tion certificate (Form 3231),
and medical insurance card
(Medicaid, Peach Care or Pri-
vate) for the child.
We also serve children with
Hart County Head Start
Bridge To Success
Bridge to Success is a program at Ath-
ens Technical College which focuses on
out-of-work individuals from ages 18-24.
The mission of the program is to link
these individuals to career opportunities
with local employers.
Bridge to Success provides academic
support, job training coursework, em-
ployability and soft skills courses, plus job
placement assistance. Qualified appli-
cants receive full tuition assistance,
books, tools, travel reimbursement, paid
internships, childcare stipends and career
The project is funded by the Georgia
Mountains Regional Commission under
the Workforce Innovative and Opportu-
nity Act (WIOA).
Phillip Cortese, Outreach Coordinator
for Hart County, said there are essentially
no out-of-pocket costs. “Just your com-
mitment of time and determination.”
Cortese said there is a wide range of
qualifying criteria, but the essentials are
•Ages 18-24 with or without a high
school diploma or GED.
•Not currently employed in full-time
•Not currently enrolled in a post-sec-
Cortese said even individuals with ar-
rests and convictions including felonies,
could be eligible.
After completing an orientation session
and an assessment participants take a
Georgia Best Class, which includes soft
skills such as resume writing, communi-
cation skills, and the basics for success at
Once that is complete, they can begin
taking classes at Athens Tech, either at
the Elberton campus or in Athens.
Classes are usually two to three semes-
ters in length.
Upon completion of coursework, stu-
dents receive a Technical Certificate of
Completion. Program areas include: Air
Conditioning Technology; Automotive
Collision Repair; Commercial Truck Driv-
ing; Diesel Equipment Technology;
Healthcare Access Representative; Ma-
chine Tool Technology; Manufacturing
Operations and Welding Technology.
For information, contact Cortese email@example.com. or
special needs from 9 a.m. - 4
Please call 706-376-9355 or
706-376-6907 for an appoint-
ment for Head Start and Early
Head Start The program offers
children the opportunity to
have a great start in education.
Don’t miss this opportunity.