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Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
Family vacations can lead to fun learning experiences
Posted Friday, July 4, at 4:02 PM
No matter where you and your family travel for vacation, time away from the everyday routine will lead to new learning adventures for your young children. Visiting new places, meeting new people and trying new things away from home are all part of the learning process for children, especially for those under the age of five. ...

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Family Engagement/Involvement and your child's Early Childhood Education
Posted Monday, January 27, at 5:35 PM

It's been a busy first half of the Head Start school year. We have been very blessed to have great community involvement within the programs at Linton and Eastern. Community volunteers have dropped by to share their talents, and give of their time to become involved with the children...

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What Can I learn about my Child's Progress From an Assessment?
Posted Tuesday, October 22, at 11:11 AM

Families often wonder: What are the most important skills my child needs to have to be ready for school? How do the teachers find out what my child knows and can do? How will the teachers ensure that my child is developing and learning as expected? How can I find out about my child's progress?...

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Off to Another Great Head Start Year
Posted Thursday, September 19, at 2:37 PM

Both the Linton and Eastern Head Starts are off to another fun-filled year of learning for both the children and their families. We feel so blessed that so many families put their trust in our program that we will provide a safe, healthy, and nurturing learning environment for their children...

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Get Kids Mentally Ready for Preschool
Posted Thursday, August 8, at 2:50 PM

Take a moment and summon up how you felt on your first day of middle school. The building was huge, teeming with strange faces and voices. You were scared to death you were going to get lost on the way to homeroom -- or made fun of about your squeaky new sneakers. For your 3-5 year-old, the first day of preschool feels pretty much the same -- minus the hormones, of course. But in many ways, it can be even tougher...

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The Importance of Being a Role Model:
Posted Tuesday, June 18, at 3:41 PM

A certain educator was once asked at what point should a parent begin to prepare for child raising. "How old are you?" the educator inquired. "Twenty-three." "You should begin twenty-three years ago." What is the message? The single most important thing a parent can do to educate a child is to provide the child with a good role model. A parent has to work a whole lifetime becoming the type of person that he wants his child to become...

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What to Look for in a Quality Preschool:
Posted Friday, May 24, at 8:03 AM

If your child is between the ages of 3 and 5 and attends a child care center, or preschool, here are 10 signs to make sure your child is in a good classroom. 1.Children spend most of their time playing and working with materials or other children. They do not wander aimlessly, and they are not expected to sit quietly for long periods of time...

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Busy end to the year at Head Start
Posted Tuesday, May 14, at 11:12 AM

Both the Eastern and Linton Head Start programs have been very busy wrapping up the end of the year activities with their children and families. The Eastern High School Early Childhood Development Class invited the children to their classrooms where they worked with each child on individualized activities. The Linton High School Child Development Class visited the Head Start classroom to finalize their last round of activities with the children...

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Smooth Transition to Kindergarten:
Posted Thursday, March 14, at 3:53 PM

Children's earliest experience with school, including preschool, can be a critical determinant of their success in school. Specifically, research has suggest that strong positive relationships between children and teachers, children and peers, parents and teachers, and preschool teachers and kindergarten teachers help to build competencies in young children and ease the transition into kindergarten...

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A M.A.G.I.C week
Posted Monday, February 25, at 9:44 AM

The Linton and Eastern Head Starts recently hosted M.A.G.I.C. week at their perspective sites. M.A.G.I.C. stands for Mothers, Aunts, Grandmothers, Inspirational Women, and Caregivers. This is a time we specifically invite women to participate in the classroom happenings...

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Head Start history lesson
Posted Wednesday, January 23, at 9:59 AM

Before our blog gets under way I thought I should explain to everyone how Head Start began. In January 964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared "The War on Poverty" in his State of the Union speech. The War on Poverty program was led by Sargent Shriver, who Johnson appointed personally. In November 1964, Lyndon Johnson was elected President, and him and Shriver assembled a committee of academic and civil rights activists (Kagan, 2002)...

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