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Head Start Headlines
Gear Up for Food Safety
Outreach All Stars: Reaching Families One Child at a Time
The LACOE Community Outreach team works year-round to support delegate agencies with enrollment and recruitment needs. This support includes (but is not limited to): Performing community outreach at local events; Distributing no-cost outreach materials to delegate agencies and community partners; and Providing outreach/communications-specific training and technical assistance to delegate agencies.
The Unseen Threat: Lead Poisoning
Parent Spotlight: Laisa “Chica” Caldwell, Children’s Institute, Inc. Parent and LACOE Head Start Policy Council Community Representative
Laisa “Chica” Caldwell first learned of Head Start in 2002 when she saw signs for a preschool at her neighborhood elementary school. She was initially attracted to the program for her eldest daughter, Angel, who was two and a half years old—but she soon realized the program could assist her with much more.
2016 Be a Hero: Take Your Child to Preschool Day
Executive Director’s Message: Serving Kids with CLASS
As you’ve certainly heard by now, Office of Head Start (OHS) will be sending Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) reviewers to assess teacher-child interactions in dozens of our classrooms this year. Before they arrive, our goal is to strengthen your interactions with children through professional development and coaching to reinforce and enhance the great practices you already employ.
Dollar per Child Campaign: One Dollar for Every Child
Millions of American children are in desperate need of the opportunity for success that Head Start and Early Head Start offer. National Head Start Association’s (NHSA) advocacy efforts raise awareness of their need and help to keep the window of opportunity open for more children. Not a single dollar of federal funds or NHSA membership dues is spent in support of advocacy work.
Financial Aid Resources for Teachers
LA County Parents Stand Up Against Unhealthy Food Marketing
Children today grow up seeing plenty of unhealthy food ads at home, on the road, and even at school. Even more troubling is that unhealthy food marketing has been shown to contribute to childhood obesity. Talk to your parents about why marketing matters and let them know how parents in their community are fighting back.