Preschool & Head Start

Let the Discussions Begin

Hello to everyone who did and did not attend the recent STN EXPO in Reno last week. During the Head Start Forum — one of my favorite parts of the conference — we discussed this blog and how we can use it as another forum to discuss Head Start-related issues. We also realized we had a total of 520 years worth of Head Start experience in the room!! We were able to come up with the following list of common concerns:

Head Start Agencies Getting Stimulated

A number of Head Start programs in the suburbs of Boulder and the Denver, Colo., will be receiving almost $700,000 from federal stimulus funds. The money will help the agencies with cost-of-living increases and also improve the overall quality of the programs, including (possibly) transportation.

C.A.N.D.Y. for All the Kids

The Mississippi Press reported on a program that is visiting schools (including Head Start agencies) in the southeast part of the state that is teaching kids safety on numerous levels. Citizens Against Needless Death in Youth (C.A.N.D.Y.) representatives have been giving presentations each month on seat belt safety, handling bullies and water safety.

C.A.N.D.Y. is a program funded through a local chapter of the United Way.