Heartland Early Education of Dickinson County

Heartland Programs is a comprehensive early education program serving children and families

Mission: "Learning for all, Whatever it takes"

[02/07/19]   No school tomorrow for Enterprise Head Start!

[02/07/19]   Due to USD 435 closing school tomorrow, Abilene Head Start will not be having Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday. If you had a conference scheduled for Thursday your Teacher will reschedule with you soon. Please share this so we can reach as many parents as possible.


Heartland Early Education / Overview

Do you know someone who would like to work in our preschool classrooms? Check out our job opening at www.usd305.com/headstart.


Abilene Head Start! Conference time is very near. We are having Parent Teacher Conferences this Thursday February 7th and Friday February 8th. Don't remember your date and time? Call your Teacher 263-3430 or call your FC 263-0210. This fun book will be given to each family that attends their conference date and time!


Recognizing the signs of postpartum depression

todaysparent.com I knew all about postpartum depression, but surely I didn’t have it. I just needed to smile more. Try harder. That didn’t work.

Neighbor To Neighbor - Abilene

APB: Neighbor to Neighbor Abilene will be gifted with multiple boxes of fresh oranges come tomorrow a.m.--Wed., 1/30. Free!
Tell your friends and neighbors to stop by 803 N. Cedar St. between 11:00 a.m. and 4 p.m. tomorrow; and,
between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thurs.
These oranges will be great for making fresh squeezed orange juice and for eating fresh from the rind. Once squeezed into juice, it will also work to freeze the juice for later use.
This is a great source of Vitamin C during this season of colds, flu and such.

Early Childhood Inspirations

[01/29/19]   Happy Tuesday! Please make sure if your kiddo is sick that you are calling the classroom to let the Teacher know. Abilene Head Starts number is 263-3430 and Enterprise's number is 263-8188. Both Classrooms have answering machines. If staff do not answer please leave a message! Thank you!

Salina Public Library

Your FC can always bring you out new ones!! Just let your FC know!!

Just a friendly reminder! 😊 #discoverdentalcenter #salinadentist

Neighbor To Neighbor - Abilene

Schools are closed today!
Plan to bring kiddos/custodial caregiver. The house is warm. If you need a bus voucher to get to 803 N. Cedar St. today: call 785.200.6750; today, we will provide vouchers without 24 hr. notice.
Chili and cornbread--a great comfort lunch on a
c-o-l-d day
pickles, jams,
Neighbor to Neighbor Abilene is open:
M to F; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

[01/22/19]   No school tomorrow for Abilene or Enterprise Head Start. Stay warm!

[01/22/19]   No PM class today for Abilene Head Start.

Connect the dots to ACEs

Reminder... ❤️

********Food Stamp Info*********
If you are receiving food stamps, please read!!!!!


Heartland Early Education / Overview

Are you interested in earning some extra cash during the school year? We are looking to hire a position in our Abilene Head Start Classroom! Check out the Abilene Nutrition Teacher Assistant position we have listed on our website at www.usd305.com/headstart.


Conscious Discipline®

This week our focus is on is the "Power of Attention" which states: "What I focus on I get more of." With that in mind, our "Conscious Commitment" is: "When I am upset, I will take a deep breath and switch my focus from what I DON'T want to what I DO want children to do. I will tell children what I want them to do and why. My 'why' will be related to safety." (Read more on pg. 123 of Conscious Discipline: Building Resilient Classrooms book.)

Are you willing to commit? If so post "ImWillingRU" in the comments! ⭐️ As always, we wish you well! #iHeartCD #consciousdisipline #consciouscommitment #mondaymotivation #powerofattention

LIEAP Application Assistance Dates and Locations

A very special Christmas surprise for one of our Heartland families! The KS Highway Patrol "adopted" a family this season. Give a big shout out to our State Troopers and office staff this Christmas!

Happy Birthday to our Family Consultant Specialist, Mandy!! ❤️🎂🎉🎈🍀

We appreciate our volunteers! Parents and community members provide In-Kind donations by volunteering at Heartland! Thank you Policy Council members for your dedication to our Head Start program!

Thank you Officer Kobiskie from the Abilene Police Department for coming to our Classroom today and reading us a book! Officer Kobiskie is our reader of the month!

Dickinson County Health Department

Every Monday in Abilene!

Society for Research into Empathy, Cruelty and Sociopathy

[11/26/18]   No school tomorrow Monday the 26th for Enterprise or Abilene Head Start!

It was a Fantastic Thursday! Ms. Dawn had so much fun today with this kiddo and family at a home visit!


Don't have a Thanksgiving meltdown: Thaw your bird safely [Infographic]

osfhealthcare.org Even though you may have never gotten sick, grandma’s method of defrosting a turkey in the sink is not safe!

Abilene Head Start has been learning all about families. This Head Start Kiddo had fun making her family picture with her Mom and Family Consultant!

Conscious Discipline®

Conscious Commitment of the Week: "I am willing to use my assertive voice and tone when giving directions to children this week.” Assertiveness is clear communication that focuses children's attention on what we want them to do. Clear communication is essential for children to meet our expectations and for setting limits respectfully.

Are you willing to commit? If so post "ImWillingRU" in the comments! ⭐️ As always, we wish you well! #iHeartCD #consciousdiscipline
#consciouscommitment #mondaymotivation

Southern Styles

Dickinson County Health Department

There is still time to get in to the FREE PRENATAL CLASS! GIFTS for attending! Call 785-263-4179 or message us to register!

Dickinson County Emergency Communications

****ANGEL TREE APPLICATIONS****.......................

Parents with Confidence

This is what happens when you respond to your child with criticism and shame ➡️https://parentswithconfidence.com/this-is-what-happens-when-you-respond-to-your-child-with-criticism-and-shame/

Conscious Discipline®

Our “I Love You Ritual of the Week” comes to us from Certified Instructor Jen Arndt of Texas, singing “There Was a Little Mouse” that she did with her one-year-old son. If you enjoyed this video, give us a

National Head Start Association

With more than 50 years of history, Head Start continues to gain 1 million alumni each year. Learn more: www.headstartawareness.org #HeadStartAwareness

Neighbor To Neighbor - Abilene

Remember: If you do not have health insurance you are able to get a Mammogram at no cost at Memorial Health.
Call: 785.263.2100 Imaging and Radiology Dept. for appointment.
Consider this as your step in Prevention!
Sponsors: Hope Lives and Impact the Cure

The Abilene Head Start PM Classroom also had a lot of fun at the Moose Creek Pumpkin Patch this week!


As the weather continues to drop, please remember that winter coats shouldn't be worn under the harness of a car seat.

Keep your little ones safe and warm as you travel by using some of the tips below.

Abilene Head Start went to the Moose Creek Pumpkin Patch today! The morning class had so much fun!

[10/10/18]   How can we improve health in Dickinson County?? Take the survey and let them know!! https://tinyurl.com/DKPathways2018

[10/09/18]   Description: Preschool Teacher

Location: Abilene

Job Summary: Duties include providing direction and guidance to 3-5 year old children, lesson planning and supervising classroom staff.

Qualifications: Proper Kansas Licensure in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education Special Ed, or Elementary Education.

Salary: Head Start Teacher Salary Placement Schedule - based on years of experience and education.

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