Pascagoula Head Start program celebrates Hispanic Heritage month

Students take part in Hispanic Heritage Month. (Photo source: WLOX News)
Students take part in Hispanic Heritage Month. (Photo source: WLOX News)
Students dressing up in traditional Hispanic clothing. (Photo source: WLOX News)
Students dressing up in traditional Hispanic clothing. (Photo source: WLOX News)
HIspanic Heritage month is celebrated at Pascagoula Head Start. (Photo source: WLOX News)
HIspanic Heritage month is celebrated at Pascagoula Head Start. (Photo source: WLOX News)

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - Pascagoula Head Start put on a program on Friday as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Officials say when they first began having this program years ago it included only the Latino students, but then they decided to get all the students involved.

They teach the 3 and 4-year-olds words and songs in Spanish. Officials say they hope by introducing young children to other cultures they'll learn to be more tolerant as they grow older.

"I think it's important for them especially since they are young. They'll learn to accept different people that are not the same as them. I would hope that parents would want to enforce their children to learn to be able to learn a different language, be it Spanish or be it another different languages. I think it's good for them to be able to learn more languages than one," said program organizer Rosa Delgado.

The festivities also included the children parading costumes in their native countries and plenty of food.

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