STARTing our engines…

It was a busy, busy, busy day all over our building today, but the group who gets extra credit belongs to our Head Start classes and their families.  Head Start families STARTed their engines by enJOYing a catered breakfast and what we affectionately call the “Fatherhood Event.”  After breakfast in the new Parent Room, dads (and moms too) joined us in the Head Start classrooms to read stories to young learners, interact in workstations, and learn what a child’s day entails at school.  Here are some dads eating breakfast, talking with their littlest ones, and interacting with one another while sharing laughs and stories in the new Parent Room.

                                                    Dads STARTed morning lessons in class by reading funny stories, sweet stories, and stories about sharing and caring to each learner (not just their own child).  They talked, laughed, and spent what I call “lap time” by being a reading role model to our youngest Miller learners.  When I talked with some Head Start friends later, their reactions and experiences were filled with smiles, excitement, and stories!

We are also indebted to the Midlothian Fire Department for STARTing their engines and teaching valuable life-saving lessons today as they visited with all our learners during Fire Safety Month.  These brave community leaders spent time demonstrating their equipment on the fire truck (when it wasn’t pouring down rain outside–not that we’re complaining because we need the rain), blasting the sirens for us, talking about what to do in case of fire at home, and showing us the equipment they wear when fighting fires.  Thanks, gentlemen, for giving your time, talents, and service to our learners!  Yes, our engines were started; here’s hoping yours was as well today!

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