For the past four summers, WCAP’s Early Childhood programs have been collaborating with Midcoast Maine Community Action’s Women’s Infants and Children (WIC) program to bring families to the farmers’ market. From July to October, WIC provides eligible pregnant women and children from 9 months to 5 years Farmers’ Market benefits, in addition to the monthly foods they already receive as a benefit of WIC. The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is a part of USDA’s Food and Nutrition Services with a focus to increase the use of fresh, unprocessed, locally grown fruits and vegetables by WIC participants. Families who qualify for Head [...]
Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) Early Childhood Program will partner with RSU 71 for the upcoming school year to provide multiple pre-k classrooms in Waldo County. Following the recent closure of a local nonprofit, WCAP and RSU 71 entered into partnership agreement to preserve early childhood education services in the community. There will be four classrooms; two located at East Belfast Elementary School and two located at Gladys Weymouth Elementary School in Morrill. The classrooms will blend public school and Head Start services to ensure an efficient delivery of programming for all families. In addition to public pre-k services through collaborations [...]
The Waldo County Child Abuse Prevention Council will offer 1-2-3 Magic, a free parenting class for parents or caretakers of children ages 2 to 12, that teaches evidence-based tools in a fun, supportive environment. This program keeps parents in charge and is proven to be effective. Parents and caregivers will strengthen their relationships with their children, learn how to control negative behavior while encouraging good behavior. In collaboration with Waldo Community Action Partners, 1-2-3 Magic will be presented in two 2-hour classes. The first class will be held Monday, Jan. 7, and the second on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Classes will [...]
POSTPONED: The Morse & Memorial (M&M) Head Start Parent Group meeting scheduled for March 14 from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. has been postponed until a later date. We will keep you posted once it has been rescheduled.
The Head Start Policy Council meeting scheduled for February 8, 2017 has been cancelled. It has been rescheduled for February 15 at 5 p.m. Please stay warm and stay safe if you have to drive tonight!
"I have cart number 5,000 in my shop," said 91-year old U.S. war vet Bill while he waited for a pint-sized representative of WCAP's Belfast Head Start Center to arrive and accept some of his hand-made little red wagons for her classmates. Bill has been making the wagons for orphans and other young children all over the U.S. for years and calls what he does Carts for Kids. WCAP was lucky enough to receive some of these wagons and to meet Bill, who was full of heartwarming stories. "The best thing that ever happened to me was getting a call from [...]
Head Start alumni both young and old gathered together Thursday, July 23, 2015 to commemorate 50 years of Head Start in Waldo County. The event opened with a welcome from Waldo Community Action Partners' Executive Director, Keith Small, and a word from Rep. Erin Herbig. "I got into politics to work on economic development opportunities for young Mainers because I grew up around here and know how challenging things can be at times," she shared. "I've been in office for five years and I know more and more now the best way to improve your own economic situation is always education... [...]
Waldo Community Action Partners’ Head Start program has set the bar high for themselves with the arrival of the new year. This is because not one but two individuals tied to Waldo Community Action Partners’ (WCAP) Head Start program were recognized nationally in 2012. The first was Jason Moody, a Head Start father who serves on the program’s Policy Council, Belfast Parent Group, and holds a seat on the WCAP Board of Directors representing Head Start. He now also sits on the National Center for Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Advisory Board. Selection for the board, which meets in Boston, [...]