Getting it STARTed!

I often affectionately remark about our “buffet of services” available to all learners here at LME.  One of our unique and most endearing programs is the Head Start (PK) Program.  The Head Start Program is over 47 years old and has served an estimated 30 million children and families in its long US history.  While today’s classes look and sound very different from those of decades past, the concepts remain much the same.  It is abundantly clear the single most important factor in this primary educational setting is the quality of instruction and daily practices.  We are grateful to Danielle Schrodt, Rebekah Johnson, Laura Flores, Adrienne Mitchell, and Jurae Greiten…whew…what these extraordinary ladies accomplish in a day is nothing short of a miracle!  The patience required to keep up with 3/4 year-olds deserves its own accolades; we could not be more blessed to have the HS team we have here at Miller!

Head Start is a Pre-Kindergarten Program with additional services wrapped around it.  Family and community involvement, health services, disability services, parent involvement and ongoing education, nutrition, and early childhood best practices are all part of the support systems involved in this comprehensive program.  Our HS classes at Miller work collaboratively with our Region 10 Educational Service Center to provide a comprehensive early childhood program for income-eligible families with children ages 3 and 4.  Our team follows performance standards established by the federal government and our staff members are highly qualified to work with our learners.

Our beautiful learners though…they bring great smiles, sparkling eyes, and amazement to the halls of our campus every day!  From a family-style breakfast and lunch to Tricycle Town time to learning how to be an important part of a school family…they work smart and with great JOY each day.  As one little friend shared with me on her first day this year, “Let’s get this school started!”  🙂

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