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Bumper stickers are a unique and powerful way for friends, family, and community members to share parenting wisdom. At stoplights drivers and passengers point, smile, and nod. Conversations begin and often a phone is used to take a photo of the sticker right at the stoplight. Presumably, they are being shared on social media. It's wonderful to see!
Sets of the stickers can be given away at events and/or put in holders and placed on counters and tables so folks can select one or more for their cars. Visit www.advancingparenting.org
to request this free resource. Use a computer...our website is not optimized for phones. Please share.
I'd like to share a rather unusual and free resource for promoting positive childhood experiences and preventing adverse childhood experiences...parenting norms bumper stickers. Advancing Parenting, a Camarillo CA nonprofit, produces parenting norms bumper stickers and makes them available at no cost to schools, businesses, organizations, and clinics. There are fifty-two in a set and each bumper sticker communicates a parenting behavior or practice generally recognized as supporting the healthy development of children. Just one will be read thousands of times!
Staff and Policy Council parents are participating in the Idaho Head Start Association annual conference virtually this year. Check out the video of Governor Brad Little proclaiming February as Head Start Awareness Month
Also, School District 25’s Head Start program is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year! Refer to the flyer below or call (208) 233-6606 for more information.
We want to congratulate the Idaho Head Start Association on its 55 year anniversary!
Head Start gives young children living in poverty backgrounds the skills they need to be successful in school and life. Learn more: go.nhsa.org/state-investments
One of our grantees, Idaho Head Start Association, is mentioned in National Head Start Association's latest brief!
Please join Decoding Dyslexia Idaho at our public signing with Governor Little of our Proclamation declaring October as Dyslexia Awareness Month. Friday, October 4th at 2:00 at the Rotunda in our State Capitol. Bring your kiddos, those 1 in 5 who struggle in our schools across this state and support this important moment in bringing awareness and change.
Dyslexia Awareness & Educational Summit
Saturday, October 5th, 8:30-4:30
St. Luke’s Washington Group Plaza
720 Park Blvd. Boise, ID 83729
This summit is designed with educators, therapists, and parents in mind, bringing you resources and tools from specialist in our community. You’ll walk away with a clear understanding of what Dyslexia is, why early screening is so important and what signs you can watch for in the children you work with. Tips & tricks will be presented for teaching these students in the classroom and tools to help you coach these students through therapy sessions. Learn how to write effective IEP goals and how to better advocate for your student/child. Individuals who should attend this one-day Summit include general education teachers, special education teachers, reading specialists, paraprofessionals, school counselors, OT/PT/SLP therapists, principals, and parents. The $40 price covers lunch and a day packed full of community leaders sharing and providing resources to support individuals with dyslexia. This is truly a day you won’t want to miss! Educators can earn 1 CE Credit through NNU. More CE Credit information will be given at the Summit.
• Connie Risser, Adult Dyslexic/NILD Educational Therapist
• What is Dyslexia
• Dyslexia Simulation
• Dr. Deb Glaser, National Trainer of distinguished teacher curriculum authored by Louisa Moats Ed.D
• The Reading Teachers Top Ten Tools
• Evelyn Johnson, CEO Lee Pesky Learning Center
• Early Screening and tools educators, therapists and parents can use to help identify these kids early
• Sherry Black, Dyslexia Consultant/Rise Above Dyslexia
• Answers to common questions about Dyslexia
• Karyn Kilpatrick, SPED Teacher/Coopalo Learning Center
• How to write an effective IEP
• Rachel Berger, Founder of Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota/Microsoft Assistive Technology Trainer
• Introduction to Microsoft AT support for the classroom
• Nick Stallings, Idaho Assistive Technology Project and our State Department of Education, Shannon Dunstan, how they work together creating change and the literacy projects the state is working on.
• Panel Discussion
• An opportunity to ask your questions and interact with our guest speakers
Visit eventbrite.com to get your tickets today
Please join Decoding Dyslexia Idaho for our first
Idaho Head Start Association helps struggling families create more stability, prevent family separation, and build stronger communities and is one of the American Heart Association's Voices for Healthy Kids grant recipients. The goal of the grant opportunities is to make effective strategic investments in ongoing state, local, and tribal public policy issue campaigns in order to increase public policy impact on healthy weight and living among children. Read more about how Idaho Head Start is helping families.
“We stand ready as a state to continue investing in upstream solutions. Foster care is really expensive, it’s devastating, it’s hard and it’s our last resort.” - State Senator Abby Lee.
We're at Idaho Head Start Association this morning to support their work to help struggling families create more stability, prevent family separation, and build stronger communities. The Idaho Head Start Association is a Voices for Healthy Kids grant recipient. Voices for Healthy Kids is an initiative by the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aimed at creating a culture of health.
Ricardo Luna, the Education Coordinator at Felipe Cabral was honored as Teacher of the Year!
Russ Newbold, the Transportation Services Manager was honored as Support Staff of the Year!
We are so lucky to have you both at CC Idaho! You're both truly making a difference and we couldn't be more proud!!! Thank you for going above and beyond in your roles.
Congratulations to our staff for the recognition at this year's Idaho Head Start Association Annual Awards Banquet!
We sure are lucky to have such a committed and caring individual on our team! Russ, congrats on being named the 2018 Head Start Support Staff of the Year!!!
Thank you for your recognition Idaho Head Start Association