There have been many exciting activities and events throughout all our Head Start and Early Head Start Centers in 2019. On Thursday, May 2, 2019, our Loretto Head Start participated in a Community Clean Up Day. In all, 39 children and 10 adults worked diligently to gather trash and debris from essential community locations. The children and adults helped to clean their school, the Loretto Daycare, the Loretto Community Center, the Loretto City Ball Park, the St. Francis Activity Center and the Loretto City Hall. The children worked while learning about Community Service and how vital it is to play a part in keeping your community safe and clean. It was a wonderful day where the children had hand on experience in making a difference for their community.
Other family activities and events include Family Game Night at our Meade Center, building and ribbon cutting of the Little Free Library at our Larue Center, kindergarten field trips with those children who will be transitioning into kindergarten, reading and sing along from local attorneys at our St. Catharine Center and participation in a “flower shop” at our Stithon Center! Our Head Start centers pride themselves on being innovative and are always finding new learning activities for their children.
Also, as we are wrapping up the 2018/2019 school year, all six counties have been hosting and participating in Field Day and Graduations. The teachers have truly gone above and beyond with their events hosted for families and friends at their centers. It has been a special time around Head Start, as we hear the little feet walk across the stage and grab their diplomas to seeing the smiles of parents, friends and family, knowing their children have the school readiness skills to embark on their new kindergarten adventures. We throw our hats off to the graduating Head Start classes of 2019!