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Media Advisory: Mayor Dean to greet Children and Families at new Head Start center on Monday

2/7/2014

Metro Action Head Start Center Re-opens after Historic Flood Destroys Center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –On Monday, February 10, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, Metro Action Commission Executive Director Cynthia Croom and Metro General Services Executive Director Nancy Whittemore will greet the children and families of the newly built Frederick Douglass Head Start Center.

In the historic 2010 Flood of Nashville, the original Frederick Douglass center, initially located on North 7th, was completed submerged in water at the highest flood stage. The new center now sits approximately two blocks away from the original site.

The unique features of this center are the outdoor learning areas attached to each classroom, its design to conserve water and energy and the building is tracking LEED-NC Silver certification.

The Frederick Douglass Head Start Center has 188 children ages 3-5 years old enrolled. The addition of two Early Head Start Classrooms will allow Metro Action to serve 16 infants and toddlers beginning this fall.

Metro Action administers the Head Start and Early Head Start program, an early childhood education program for children from birth to five, for Davidson County. The agency has 1,485 pre-school children and 72 infants, toddlers and pregnant mothers enrolled in seven locations and three partner locations throughout the city of Nashville.

WHO: Metropolitan Action Commission and Metro General Services

WHAT: Opening Day of the Metropolitan Action Commission
Frederick Douglass Head Start Center

WHEN: Monday, February 10, 2014
8:00a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: Frederick Douglass Head Start Center , 621 Howerton Street (37206)

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