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RECEIVED GRANT

Warren Weekly of Warren, Indiana

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Pathfinder Kids Kampus, the child services division of Pathfinder Services, Inc. received a grant for over $1.2 million over 18 months to provide Early Head Start Services in Huntington County. These funds were made available through the American Recovery and Investment Act. Beginning April 1st Pathfinder Kids Kampus will be providing three inclusive FREE program options, home based, combination (partday program) and center based care for 76 new children birth to three (3) years and expectant mothers who meet the eligibility requirements.

"Early Head Start programs enhance young children's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development; assist pregnant women to access comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care; support parents' efforts to fulfill their parental roles; and help parents move toward self-sufficiency," stated, Lisa Mettler, Administratorat Pathfinder Kids Kampus. "We are extremely excited to be able to provide critical services for Huntington County children and families"

Mettler added.

"The Early Head Start Grant is also an outstanding opportunity for Pathfinder Kids Kampus to create at least ten new professional jobs for Huntington County within the next four months," stated John Niederman, President of Pathfinder Services. "Through the Early Head Start Grant we will have the opportunity to employ an Assistant Center Director/Early Childhood Specialist, Child/Family

Educator, Health Coordinator, Home Visitor, and various other positions," Niederman added. For more information or for eligibility requirementsto enroll in Early Head Start at Pathfinder Kids Kampus, please contact Lisa Mettler at (260) 356-0123 or at lmettler@pathfinderservices.org. For more information regarding employment opportunities within this 18 month grant please contact Patty Brodbeck at (260) 356-0500 or at pbrodbec@pathfinder services.org. Job openings can also be found online at www.pathfinderservices.org.

Pathfinder Kids Kampus, Huntington, offers early intervention services along with child care and preschool services for children from infancy to age 12. Pathfinder Kids Kampus is a Paths to QUALITY Providerand isthe only licensed child care center in Huntington County. Pathfinder Kids Kampus can be found on the web at

www.kidskampus.org and is a division of Pathfinder Services, a not-for-profit human and community development agency based in Huntington and serving Northeast Indiana.



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Original Publication Date: January 22, 2010



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