The parents attending this year’s March 3-7 Parent Leadership Project Trip to D.C. will be Kayla Budd, Emily Knorp-Brown-Stone, and Dianne Whitney. We look forward to their pictures and reactions as they travel to D.C. to tell their stories of parenting, early childhood education, and more to Kansas’ federal legislators! Follow us on Facebook to see pictures and read more about the trip.
A big thank you to DaVita Lawrence Dialysis for stopping by to present a Way of Giving donation. The generous amount helped us reach and exceed our $1000 goal to help fund the Dollar-Per-Child Parent Leadership Project. This year’s PLP trip to Washington, DC will be March 3-7. Follow us on Facebook to see pictures of the trip!
The Office of Head Start Early Learning and Knowledge Center has a number of easy-to-read and printable tip sheets on health topics for families. Topics include healthy breathing, health literacy, healthy eating, active play, and oral health. Read or print the tip sheets here: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/physical-health/article/health-tips-families-series
KHSA's office hours the next two weeks:
December 18 & 19: Office closed as staff will be at KHF's Health Equity Partnership meetings.
December 20: Normal hours
December 21-25: Closed
December 26-31: Normal hours
January 1: Closed
January 2: Normal hours resume
January 21: Closed
Editorial from National Head Start Association'sYasmina Vinci
Washington Can't Seem to Agree on Anything--Except Kids
"The intensity of this fall’s midterm election campaigns could make it easy to forget that there is one priority both political parties have consistently come together to support: early childhood education." Read the article>>
From the article: “Because families are children’s first teachers, and because many families hold strong cultural and religious perspectives about how their children should be cared for, clear communication that begins before the child joins the program is critical. When a child faces significant medical issues, the family often experiences considerable stress about the child’s health and the family’s finances. Parents may also struggle with strong protective urges that make the transition to an educational setting more difficult than usual.” Read the Article>>
From KHSA Executive Director Peggy Kelly:
Advance voting began on October 17. Skip the lines and vote early! Your location for early voting is usually not the same place you would vote on the actual election day. To find your early voting spot in your county, see this PDF document. http://www.kssos.org/elections/18elec/2018_General_Election_Advance_Voting_Times_Locations.pdf