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Head Start Headlines
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.
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,