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NWC News Desk

NWC preschool open again with TANF options for free schooling

Posted August 15, 2013
By NWC News Desk

POWELL, Wyo. - The Children’s Learning and Care Center at Northwest College is once again offering preschool for children ages 3-5, with free preschool available to income-eligible families.

Preschool services are available to NWC students plus employees of NWC, Powell Valley Health Care, State of Wyoming and School District No. 1.

The NWC center also provides free preschool to any parent, regardless of employment, who meets WIC (Women, Infants and Children) income-eligibility guidelines. Maximum income levels vary according to the household size, from $20,036 annually for a one-person household to $68,469 for an eight-person household.

 “I encourage parents to call me to talk about free preschool options for their children,” said Autourina Mains, the center’s manager. “Many may be surprised how easy it is to qualify for a first-rate preschool experience.”

Two sessions are offered: Three-year-old children attend class from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; four- and 5-year-olds are in school from 1-4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Mains said the NWC center strives to provide a warm and loving environment where the individuality, uniqueness, and creativity of each child are encouraged. Diverse opportunities are nurtured for growth and development in the cognitive, social/emotional, physical and adaptive domains. Parent participation is encouraged.

Children who attend the Children’s Learning and Care Center are required to be potty-trained.

The NWC preschool program is underwritten by a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) grant from the Wyoming State Department of Education. NWC is the only college in the state to receive a TANF grant.

The NWC Children’s Learning and Care Center also accepts Department of Family Services Child Care Subsidy for its services.

For more information, email or call Autourina Mains at 307-754-6188.