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Morgan County Information

Head Start/Pre-K

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         IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

 

 Health Care and Insurance Information

 

Please read this important information about Health Care and Insurance coverage. Changes are coming your way due to the new health care law that was passed in Congress called the Affordable Health Care Act. Beginning January 1, 2014, Medicaid health coverage will be available for low-income families and other adults. Eligibility is based on income and family size. Your assets are no longer counted. The application process will be through a web site, by telephone, or mail. Personal assistance will be available in your community to help assist you in signing up.

If your GROSS INCOME is at or below the following levels, you may qualify.

Family size

Monthly income

Yearly

1

$1,321

$15,856

2

$1,783

$21,404

3

$2,246

$26,951

4

$2,708

$32,499

For each additional person add $462 dollars.

Note if your income is too high for Medicaid, you may be eligible for low-cost insurance, see options below. Enrollment into these programs begins 10/1/2013. Contact your local community health center, family resource network, CAP agencies and other community based organizations may be able to help you enroll. You can also visit the web site for more information: www.healthcare.gov/marketplace or call them 1-800-318-2596.  

If you answer NO to the following questions you may qualify for private health insurance if you do not qualify for Medicaid under the new, “Affordable Health Care Act.” 

1.     Does your employer offer health insurance?

2.     Do you receive Medicare?  

3.     Does your family make more than the yearly income below?

 

Family size

Monthly income

Yearly income

1

$3,830

$45,960

2

$5,170

$62,040

3

$6,510

$78,120

4

$7,850

$94,200

For each additional person add $1,340 or $16,080 per year. You can also visit West Virginian’s for Affordable Health Care @ www.wvahc.org. If you have any questions about this information you may also call your center and ask to speak with the Family Service staff or call me Abigail Kerns Family Service Specialist at 304-671-7926 and leave a message if you get voice mail.

 www.healthcare.gov/marketplace

 www.wvahc.org

 


 

 

EARLY HEAD START NEWS

 

On July 15 Morgan Early Head Start had a socialization / parent meeting about water safety held at the Great Cacapon site.  Parents learned how to put on a life jacket and the importance of wearing one when boating.  (1st picture)  Then on July 19th another socialization was held at the Berkeley Springs State Park and children and parents waded in the warm spring, looked for crayfish and minnows, then had a nutritious snack.  Carrie Boone, who is a certified life guard, was there to keep everyone safe while playing in the water. 

                                              

 

                     
                      

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 Head Start News

Morgan County Head Start / Pre-K hosted a Family Literacy event November 18th. Families were treated to a story by Morgan County Superintendent Mr. David Banks. Mr. Banks also shared the story of how he developed his love for reading. In addition to our guest reader, families enjoyed literacy games, read alouds, and a spaghetti dinner. Books donated by our friends at Starting Points ensure that the reading fun will continue at home. Thank you to everyone that made our evening such a success.

 

                             

 

Lowe’s Field Trip

On November 14th Great Cacapon Head Start / Pre-K student spent the day exploring the Martinsburg Lowe’s. Assisted by Mr. Don, students built a small wooden box to store their treasures. Then they visited the carpet, tile, door, and window areas. There so much to experience. Students finished their field trip with lunch at the nearby Chick-fil-a. They enjoyed a meal with their families and a little playtime at the indoor playground.

                               


 

Cupcake and Lovey, our pet Hermit Crabs, are back to start a new year. They have a new home and lots of new things to share with new students.   The new home uses coconut husk for the bedding so we spent a whole day and all our senses to explore fresh coconuts. Friday is still bath day and always a favorite event. Lovey is a good sport and often volunteers to help students practice their gentle hands.

 

                            

 

Great Cacapon Grandparent’s Day

 

                                       

                  

September 10th Great Cacapon Head Start/ Universal Pre-K celebrated Grandparent’s Day by inviting our families to visit. Thank you to all the Grandmas, Pappies, Nanas and Paw Paws who took the time to come to the school to play with us. The children truly enjoyed having you in our classroom and it looked like you had a good time also. We look forward to the next time you can visit.