Spring reminds us of growth and this spring is providing us growth of new collaborations through Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships. In May, the Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership Orientation was held in Chicago. This event brought together Federal Leadership, State Leaders, and local programs representing Head Start/Early Head Start, Child […]
Discover the origins of Head Start in the Mountain State and how Head Start continues to evolve in an article written by Lydia Nuzum, Staff Writer, in the May 31, 2015 edition of the Charleston Gazette .
In preparation for the Campaign for Grade Level Reading, Greenbrier County Schools established a focus on reading called, ‘The Stories That We Share’. Led by Superintendent Sallie Dalton, this has been a Pre-K through Grade 12 focus in our county. We’ve created two brochures about the campaign and facts parents should know about reading. These […]
Community Action of South Eastern West Virginia is excited to announce a wonderful new partnership with the DHHR Office of Maternal, Child, and Family Health Home Visiting Program. The partnership will support the delivery of comprehensive child development services for thirty six additional families utilizing the Early Head Start model. Darlene Martin, Director of CASE […]
For the 2014-2015 program year, we created a series of three nutrition education lessons to be presented in each classroom. The Nutrition/Health Coordinator, Sarah Marcum, will be visiting both Head Start and collaborative Pre-K classrooms to present the lessons to the children. The lessons are inspired by the “Show Me Nutrition” curriculum from the University […]
As I reflected on what I would like to highlight about collaboration, my mind kept thinking of the 50 years of Head Start services that have touched the lives of children and families nationwide. In reviewing some information, I ran across a speech President Lyndon Johnson gave in 1965 about the Head Start Project. His […]
On May 21-22nd the WV Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health Home Visitation Program held the first state conference for home visitation programs. The theme of this initial conference was “Strengthening the Home Team” and was attended by approximately 300 participants. These participants represented numerous home visitation models including Maternal Infant Health Outreach Workers […]
Since North Central West Virginia Community Action Head Start and Early Head Start covers eight counties in WV, staff wanted to get a true reflection of how HS/EHS parents and stakeholders viewed school readiness. Therefore, School Readiness Surveys were created. These surveys focused on the Five Domains from the HS Child Development and Early Learning […]