TORII STATION, OKINAWA , JAPAN — May 27, 2005 — Pacific Elementary Schools are accepting applications for the Sure Start program. Sure Start is a preschool program based on the successful Head Start program and is designed to serve those children who may need additional experiences before entering kindergarten.
Sure Start is made up of four equally important components:
All Sure Start students must be command sponsored. In order to keep this program consistent with DoDDS kindergarten enrollment dates, 4 year-old children who are considered for Sure Start must have a birth date on or before October 31, 2005. Four year olds whose sponsor is equivalent of E-4/GS-4 and below have first priority for enrollment in Sure Start. Considerations for enrollment may include one or more of the following criteria:
Students enrolled in the Sure Start Program are selected by the Sure Start Selection Committee, which includes school and base services personnel. Sure Start Applications are available at the following DoDDS Pacific Elementary schools. Please check with the school in your community for application deadlines and start date for the program.