WINNEBAGO, Minn., Apr 9, 2012 — Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. is set to open the South Central Area Learning Center in the education building at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Between June and September the center will serve approximately 35 children, ages six weeks to kindergarten age, whose parents work in agriculture.
Migrant and Seasonal Head Start is an early childhood education program with the goal of preparing children for kindergarten nationwide. The program serves children of farm workers who move to seek agricultural work or who earn the majority of their income from agriculture.
The Winnebago center will primarily serve families working at Seneca Foods in Blue Earth and will also be open to other eligible families. The South Central Area Learning Center will hire approximately 20 local employees including teaching, health, family service and transportation staff. Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. funds Migrant and Seasonal Head Start through grants from the state and federal government.
Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. is a Community Action Agency based in Crookston, Minn., that provides Migrant and Seasonal Head Start services across Minnesota and North Dakota. Additional locations in southern Minnesota include Elysian, Owatonna and Sleepy Eye.
To learn more about Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. or to learn about employment opportunities, visit www.tvoc.org or call 1-800-569-1379.