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Head Start Headlines
Regular exercise changes the brain to improve memory, thinking skills
There are plenty of good reasons to be physically active. Maybe you want to lose weight, lower your blood pressure, prevent depression, or just look better. Here’s another one, which especially applies to those of us (including me) experiencing the brain fog that comes with age: exercise changes the brain in ways that protect memory and thinking skills.
Head Start: A Program of Services and Family Support
Ahraya and I’lah Bennett’s pediatrician told their mother the children’s delayed speech was likely because twins often develop their own language to speak to each other. Guadalupe Bennett was skeptical. She says the girls were barely communicating with each other and did not socialize with children during their frequent park visits.
Outsmart Summer Danger
LACOE Immigration Resources
LACOE has created a web page that provides resources regarding immigration issues that affect our school communities. These resources include information from advocacy groups, education agencies, and government agencies, as well as civic education and related news articles. Information will be updated regularly.
Stop the Itch: How to Prevent Lice!
Head lice is a common community problem causing at least six to 12 million infestations a year, primarily within children 3 to 11 years of age. Head lice are not dangerous and do not transmit disease, but are spread easily and difficult to get rid of. Head lice are most commonly spread through head-to-head contact: for example, during play at home or school, slumber parties,
Parent Spotlight: Brenda Garcia, MAOF, Parent and LACOE Head Start Policy Council Executive Chairperson
May 2017 Policy Council Highlights
2016 Golden Apple Awards: Celebrating Teaching Excellence
On January 10, 2017, the Los Angeles County Board of Education awarded the Third Annual Golden Apple awards for teaching excellence to Bertha Blanco and Irma Delgado. This annual honor recognizes teachers’ dedication and commitment to educating our youngest and most vulnerable children and families in Los Angeles County.
Executive Director’s Message: Our Children’s Ambassadors
We completed another federal review, and the results were tremendous! Sixty-nine classrooms across all of our Head Start delegate agencies were reviewed using the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) from February 6 to 10, 2017, and our scores not only exceeded the projected national average in all domains, but also demonstrated significant growth over the past few months.
Improving Teacher-Child Interactions: Classroom Organization
The benefits of being organized range from reducing stress to making us happier. For LACOE Head Start teaching staff, classroom organization helps children learn and become ready for school. That’s why LACOE has adopted it as a goal for a series of interactive simulated professional development (SPD) trainings.