Head Starts open doors for first time
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — On this day, 40 years ago, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation helped with the education of young citizens by opening the doors to two Head Start facilities in Eufaula and Yeager, which is near Holdenville, Oklahoma.
Taken from the Mvskoke Media’s archive, we go to Vol. 7 No. 1., headline title: ‘Head Start to Begin, Feb. 12.’
Applications for children ages three, four and five were accepted and the two buildings opened its doors February 12, 1979.
MCN Head Start Manager Cora Camren said after four decades, the Eufaula Head Start is still thriving.
“We have a long waiting list,” she said. “They continue to provide opportunities for the children to succeed in life and school.”
Mvskoke News has been covering MCN for decades on the newest development of the Nation.
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