Challenging and encouraging the community to become more involved with early education, Cheraw Mayor Andy Ingram has proclaimed Thursday, Oct. 24, as Cheraw Head Start Awareness Day.
“I encourage all citizens of Cheraw to recognize the positive impact of Head Start on the healthy development and educational success of our young people,” said Ingram.
Head Start is a comprehensive child development and school readiness program that has served children from ages 3-5, pregnant women, and their families since 1965. Cheraw Head Start currently serves 506 children in Chesterfield and Marlboro counties.
Ingram met recently with teachers and students from Cheraw Head Start to sign the official document. In part, the proclamation reads, “Because our children are the strength of our great state and the hope for a better tomorrow, we must do everything possible to ensure that they have the resources necessary to achieve their maximum potential.”