Join Us For Food & Fun This Summer
Fun activities and delicious healthy meals are included in this year's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The program will begin on June 6th and end in August.
The program provides free nutritious meals for all area children ages 1-18. An adult should accompany children under 5 years old.
NOCAC is sponsoring twelve locations this year: Bryan, Defiance (3), Edgerton, Hicksville, Holgate, Napoleon (2), Paulding, Pioneer, and Wauseon. For additional information including dates, times and exact program locations, please click here.
It takes the help of the community to make the program successful. Community members including individuals, families, and staff from businesses/organizations volunteer at each site. They help serve food, clean-up, assist with the sign-in procedure, and/or provide fun, recreational and educational activities. If you would like to volunteer, please call Heidi at 419-784-2150 ext. 1110.
Need Summer Child Care?
School will soon to be over for the year and many parents will find themselves in need of quality child care services. NOCAC can help! We operate the Publicly Funded Child Care (PFCC) program in Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Van Wert and Williams counties. The program can assist eligible parents with child care costs and works to ensure that children stay safe.
Eligibility is based on gross income and family size. Children must be under the age of 13 or under 18 if they have special needs. Children must meet citizenship requirements.
Click here for more information or contact our office at 419-784-2150 and speak with our PFCC staff.
TO A NEW SCHOOL YEAR!
Interested in a no-cost preschool program for your child? What if we tell you it includes free breakfast/lunch and snacks? How about if we add the fact that you (and your family) are always welcome to join us in the classroom and at special kid-friendly events? We even include networking for parents so everyone can share current information such as nutrition, literacy, safety, and behavior issues/emotion regulations. Don’t let your child be left out – give them a “Head Start”!
The Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission Head Start and Early Childhood Education programs are recruiting preschool age children for the 2016-2017 school-year.
Tools for Financial Success
Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month? It was created to stress the importance of teaching Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits.
NOCAC offers programs to help build financial literacy skills and obtain your goals.
*Getting Ahead in a Just Getting’ By World classes – use self-assessment tools to examine the effects of poverty and build skills using available resources to set and reach life goals
*My Budget Coach program – learn to create and achieve financial goals using a personal budget plan
*Individual Development Accounts program – offers working families the opportunity to establish long-term financial goals, save money and accumulate assets to enhance their standard of living
If you would like more information on any of these exciting programs, please call our office at 419-784-2150. We would love to help you start getting ahead!
Teamwork Makes The Dream Work!
"Our Caps Your Cause" is a campaign by Prairie Farms Dairy. Each dairy cap has a code that can be entered on the Prairie Farms Dairy website. Every cap code entered will raise $0.05 for a non-profit agency.
Hilaree Carlise, a NOCAC Pre-School parent, works for a local coffee house. She noticed that the milk they used, Prairie Farms, was advertising a fundraising initiative. She called NOCAC to see if she could raise money for something nice for the kids in the classroom. Her daughter Skielynn is currently enrolled in NOCAC’s Early Childhood Education at NOCAC’s Pulaski Head Start Center located on State Route 127 outside of Bryan.