(WICHITA, Kan.) — Teresa Rupp is excited about her program's new facility. "Be sure to get a picture of the playground," she said.
The playground, four new classrooms, a unit for babies and toddlers and meeting offices are all part of the newest Head Start Center in Northeast Wichita.
It opened at 2020 N. Oliver with a ribbon-cutting Wednesday. It will start providing services in August.
This is the second facility for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Head Start will provide parenting classes, home visits and half-day preschool. The goal is to give families affordable child development just as more of them need it.
"We have always had a waiting list of about 20% more of what we can enroll," said Rupp. "That waiting list has grown as the economy has gone south and more families are eligible."