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Head Start Headlines
Promoting Oral Health in Head Start
Slow Down: Back to School Means Sharing the Road
School days bring congestion: Yellow school buses are picking up their charges, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings, harried parents are trying to drop their kids off before work. It’s never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are present—especially before and after school.
2017-18 Policy Council Executive Committee
Top row (left to right): Adriana Gomez (PTA President, Community Rep.—MAOF), Elizabeth Jimenez (Recording Secretary—Pomona USD), Mireya Segovia (Sergeant at Arms—Foundation), Mireya Velazquez (Corresponding Secretary—Mountain View SD). Bottom row (left to right): Sergio Morales (Treasurer—ABC USD), Sally Gutierrez (Vice Chair—Plaza de la Raza), Brenda Garcia (Chair—MAOF), Luis Tovar (Parliamentarian—Pomona USD).
Head Start: Inspired to Reach Higher
Policy Council Highlights
Parent Spotlight: Where Are They Now? Arturo Cornejo Norianueva, Former Policy Council Parent
Event Honors Dads and Male Figures in Mountain View School District
Mountain View School District’s Head Start/State Preschool/Children’s Center hosted its 2016-17 Be a Hero Day to honor the male figures who participate in preschool children’s education. The annual event—part of the male involvement program—welcomes fathers, grandfathers, uncles, cousins, friends, and neighbors who play a significant role in the lives of preschool students.
Executive Director’s Message: Inspire to Reach Higher
Congressman Castro Visits Head Start
LACOE Head Start-State Preschool Executive Director Keesha Woods (fourth from left), Community Outreach Program Manager Debi Anderson (left), and Communications Specialist Colin Legerton (fifth from left) meet with Congressman Joaquin Castro of Texas (fifth from right) and representatives of Children’s Bureau, First 5 LA, LAUP, and PACE to discuss early learning priorities on June 2, 2017.
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.