To build momentum nationally for investments in high-quality, affordable early learning programs like Head Start, we need families (like yours!) to share their experiences so we can show our leaders that Head Start is a success and we need investments to guarantee that all qualified children are able to reach their full education potential.
Marnie Kaplan: Sometimes Government IS the Solution — Reauthorizing Head Start, 10 Years Later
Americans are more skeptical than ever before of federal-level government action, a result of years of declining public approval of Congress and divisive partisan politics. In the House of Representatives, we have Speaker Paul Ryan saying “a better way” is to dismantle existing government interventions which “limit [Americans’] ability to get ahead.” In the domain […]
How to contact your representative
Do you have questions about school safety and other issues for your representative? Here is how to contact them: United States Senators:Charles Schumer (D): Syracuse Office: 315-423-5471Binghamton Office: 607-772-6792To email click hereKirsten Gillibrand (
Head Start: Paving the Way for Continued Education
In a recent New York Times article, Jamie Merisotis and Anne-Marie Slaughter wrote about
How Does Head Start Help Parents and Families?
When a child enrolls in our New Orleans Head Start programs, the whole family also benefits. Learn more about how Head Start helps parents and families.
Tips from a College Admissions Representative
To mark the time of year when high school seniors are emerged in college applications, Siena students and their families participated ...
State Representative brings advice of possible partnership to area Montessori school
Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | AURORA, IL ¿ State Representative Linda Chapa LaVia visited Fox Valley Montessori School on Tuesday, August 13th to meet with head of school, Denise Monnier and the school¿s teaching staff. As Representative Chapa LaVia was guided through the halls of Fox Valley Montessori there was one word she kept repeating, ¿collaboration.¿ Representative Chapa LaVia came to the local…
Staff Appreciation in Head Start: 14 Ways that We Can Do It!
So nobody really talks about it. We speak about big data, family engagement and school readiness all the time.
Head Start: Tips for Parents from I-LABS Research
Posted on 11/17/2015 under The top two tips are based on I-LABS research Tip #1, "Learn to Look!," cites I-LABS findings of how a social behavior called "gaze following" in infants helps them learn language. Learn more about gaze following as a building block in child development in an I-LABS news story . Tip #2, "Learn to Chat and Babble!," encourages parents to use the sing-song speech style "parentese" as a way to build language growth. A 2014 I-LABS study revealed that the…
Interview: What the Proposed Head Start Perfomance Standards Could Mean for DLLs
An interview with DLL early education experts Dr. Lisa Lopez and Dr. Marlene Zeped about the impact of proposed changes.
Head Start kids don't worm their way out of composting
Head Start classrooms partner with Cope Environmental Center to teach pre-K children a way to help the planet.
How rural families came to rely on Head Start for preschool and more
n 2015-16, 68 percent of rural families with a child enrolled in Head Start received a family service including job training, parenting education, and substance abuse prevention through the program.
'Head Start' program helping Central Pennsylvania families in need before school starts
With the school year underway, you may be feeling a pinch in your pocketbook with extra expense. Luckily a state program is here for those very situations. “Head Start” is a federally funded program for low-income and at-risk families in Pennsylvania. It provides education, health check-ups and food for both parents and children in need. It also helps kids grow mentally and physically, while connecting parents with housing and employment.
What does Dr. King's legacy mean to KIPPsters?
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, KIPP students celebrate the life and accomplishments of Dr. King and reflect on his messages of peace and justice. More than 50 years…
Why’s Elijah Cummings So Sad?
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What Elijah Cummings Meant to Baltimore
In his home town and on the national stage, the congressman, who died on Thursday, spoke like a concerned neighbor, a man who was devoutly a product of the communities he represented.
What Elijah Cummings meant to me
He fought hard for his hometown and the soul of this nation. He knew it wasn’t just about him, but about our collective future
What Is the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?
January 15, 2016 marks the 87th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who was assassinated in 1968. This year it will be celebrated on Monday January 1...
Elijah Cummings Showed How a Leader Engages with Adversaries
Great leaders often teach by example and bring out the best in people--and their opponents.
How Mass. politicians are remembering Congressman Elijah Cummings
"Good people everywhere will miss his rumbling voice, his kind heart, and his deep conviction that every human being has worth."