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Orange County Head Start Family Festival Celebrates Children and Families

Hundreds of families with young children are expected to attend Orange County Head Start’s fourth annual Family Festival on Saturday, April 16 from noon – 4:00 p.m. at Maxwell Park in Anaheim.

In support of one of the organization’s major goals of preventing childhood obesity, the American Culinary Federation’s Chef and Child Foundation will feature healthy food demonstrations for children with Orange County’s top chefs including nutrition tips to prevent childhood obesity and healthy food give-a-ways.

Held in conjunction with the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s ‘Week of the Young Child’ (April 10-16), this free community event also aims to assist parents with education opportunities including workforce development resources.

Over 100 community-based organizations will present information booths, carnival games, interactive parent-child activities and give-a-ways geared towards families with young children. Participating organizations and sponsors include the Orange County Association for the Education of Young Children, Help Me Grow Orange County, Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove, City of Anaheim, Anaheim Public Library-Haskett Branch and The National Children’s Study.

Maxwell Park is located at 2655 West Orange in Anaheim between Magnolia and Dale Avenues. For more information about OCHS or the Family Festival, call 714.241.8920 or visit

About Orange County Head Start

OCHS is a comprehensive educational program offering half and full-day early childhood development programs to low income families. Incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1979, Orange County Head Start, Inc. receives grants to service approximately 4000 children in Orange County and Hawaiian Gardens. Founded in 1964 nationally, Head Start began as a federally sponsored preschool program for low-income children and has since grown to service the diverse education, health and social service needs of families and children from birth to age five.