Morning hassles...nagging, prodding, lost socks, and spilled milk...all as we rush out the door to start our day.  You don’t have to feel rushed and irritated; get in control!  With a little problem solving and advanced planning, morning routines can become just the right start for a great day!

A strong partnership between parents and teachers make for a winning team!  Parents and teachers working together equal a child’s success in school.


As a parent you can strengthen the team by:

Say how much you enjoy reading together

Tell your child how much you enjoy reading with him or her. Talk about "story time" as the favorite part of your day. Snuggle up close as you read so your child will associate reading with a warm, loving feeling.

Experts believe that reading to your child every day is one of the most important things parents and other adults can do.  Here are ideas for using this reading time to build your young child’s literacy skills while keeping it fun for both of you.

Children establish eating habits as early as two years old!  At Head Start/Early Head Start programs, we partner with families to build healthy eating habits early; one way to do this is to serve meals family-style. Eating family-style meals is a great way to introduce healthy foods, model healthy behaviors and provide opportunities for nutrition education.

What is Family Style Eating?

As part of President Obama’s Early Learning Initiative, the state of Alabama is participating in Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships, which allows Early Head Start programs to partner with local child care centers, serving infants and toddlers from low-income families.

It is soon time to head back to school. In the whirl of excitement, stores offer back to school sales for clothes and supplies offered in preparation for that first day of school. In the midst of getting children ready for school, parents must also look at their role to help make this a great year. Leading experts all agree that the the home environment is the greatest predictor of a child’s success in school.  So, parents, how do you rate?

Now that summer is coming to a close, it's time to get back into the swing of school. If your child has been accepted into the Head Start/Early Head Start program in your community, the first day of school is approaching fast. 

Hot cars can be deadly. Here are some tips to help.

Always Look Before You Lock

  • Always check the back seats of your vehicle before you lock it and walk away.

It’s summer and for many, this means it’s the perfect time to buy a home. If you’re thinking about buying a new home, it’s important to know your numbers – and not just the numbers in your budget.

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