Dr. Gilleland says goodbye. At the June 2017 all-staff meeting, LACOE Head Start-State Preschool recognized retiring Chief Academic Officer Dr. Dayton Gilleland for his service.

And the winner is… Executive Director Keesha Woods challenged the division to be creative with their headgear at this year’s all-staff meeting, and the winner was… Delegate Liaison Team Leader Hazel Naal (right). Fiscal Liaison Camille Donnell (left) finished in a close second.


Every child deserves a champion. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (40th District) presents LACOE Superintendent Debra Duardo a Certificate of Congressional Recognition during the Columbia Head Start Center Open House on May 31, 2017.


Young thespians. Plaza de la Raza students perform at the Columbia Head Start Center Open House.


A fresh start. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard is given a tour of the new Columbia Head Start facility by Plaza de la Raza’s April Smith.


Any time is a good time to read. As their parents attend an August 8 meeting in preparation for September’s Parents as Leaders training, these children enjoy a story read by Executive Director Keesha Woods.