Children and families who are involved in Logan County Help Me Grow and Early Head Start programs visited Marmon Valley Farms June 8th. The trip was sponsored by Kiwanis of Bellefontaine.
The event was part of an early literacy effort with Kiwanis’s Young Children Priority One Committee. Kiwanis handed out new books along with a tip sheet on “10 Important Things to Help Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten” to the 61 children in attendance. Hannah Kinckel (pictured left) was able to pick out a book for her son, John Titus (pictured left). This is the second year Kiwanis has partnered with Project Child agencies. The partnership has led to the distribution of more than 2,000 books to children.
More than 103 people attended the event, where they got to experience the petting barn, play area and pony rides. Loganview Pediatrics, Safe Kids Coalition and the Logan County Health District provided information to parents about keeping kids safe and healthy.
Help Me Grow Early Intervention services are provided by the Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities and Help Me Grow Home Visiting and Early Head Start Services are provided by Council on Rural Services.
If you are interested in connecting with the program you can contact the Central Coordination Site through Project Child at 937-292-3041.