July 28th, 2016

Council on Rural Services (CORS) is pleased announce that three of our Head Start parents have been named to the Ohio Head Start Parent Ambassador program.  Chosen are Dana Gwinn and Jodi Helmandollar from Miami County/Piqua and Felicia Watson from Miami County/Troy. Liz Schoonover, Early Childhood Director said, “I am beyond proud to have three […]

July 25th, 2016

The Council on Rural Services announced the newly elected Board of Trustees for the 2016-2017 term. The Board of Trustees election was held during the regular July meeting at the CORS Administration Building in Piqua, Ohio. The new officers of the Board of Trustees are: Chairperson – Randy Fisher, Vice Chairperson – Dustin Davis, Secretary […]

July 13th, 2016

The Kids Learning Place is continuing enrollment for the Head Start preschool program for Fall of 2016, call before it is too late. Head Start is a comprehensive early childhood development program that serves low-income children from ages birth to five years and their families at NO COST. It is a federally funded program operated […]

June 13th, 2016

Since 1965, Head Start has served millions of children and families by promoting school readiness, by providing comprehensive services, and by emphasizing the role of parents as their child’s first and most important teacher. There are stories of how Head Start has impacted the lives of the children, parents, neighbors, and staff that have been […]

May 10th, 2016

What is Head Start and why can it be important to my child? Head Start is a comprehensive early childhood development program that serves low-income children from ages birth to five years and their families at no cost. It is a federally funded program that is operated by Council on Rural Services / Kids Learning […]

March 21st, 2016

Council on Rural Services is proud to announce that the Kids Learning Place located in Union City has earned their “FIVE Star Rating” in the Step Up to Quality program from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.  Kids Learning Place is the only Five Star Award program in Darke County. Congratulations go to […]

March 21st, 2016

The Council on Rural Services wants to take this opportunity to thank Emerson Brewer for serving on our Board of Trustees over the past 16 years.  Emerson joined our board in 2000 and has continued to serve as a client representative from Darke County. As a non-profit, we rely on our Board of Trustees to […]

January 20th, 2016

Kroger Community Rewards program is a great opportunity to do just that. If you sign up in this program 4% of all you spend on groceries from Kroger will be donated back to Council on Rural Services and used to support our programs for children. DO IT RIGHT NOW while you are on your computer […]

January 4th, 2016

Council on Rural Services would like to recognize those employees that have been fixtures within our organization for 15 years or better,  Thanks for your continued service and being a part of the CORS family.

December 23rd, 2015

Teaching staff and Child Advocates enjoyed a training opportunity on Monday, Dec 21 around STEM provided by Patti Jo Wilson, a trainer from Lakeshore.  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  Discussion began with how people learn/retain best with retention being highest when learning is experienced and when we teach others. Providing materials and […]