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Region 19 Head Start Offers Free Adult Education Classes

Region 19 Head Start Offers Free Adult Education Classes

Family well-being is vital to children’s learning and school success. The Head Start Family Development Centers (FDC’s) help support families as learners by offering free adult education classes in English and Spanish...

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ESC Region 19 Head Start Launches School Bus Stop Arm Camera Program

ESC Region 19 Head Start Launches School Bus Stop Arm Camera Program

Children on board an ESC Region 19 Head Start School bus will have an added measure to keep them safe. Today, ESC Region 19 Head Start announced it has joined other area school districts in adding the BusGuard Stop Arm Camera system to all 43 of its buses...

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Head Start Staff Earn Autism Specialist Certification

Head Start Staff Earn Autism Specialist Certification

ESC Region 19 Head Start disabilities staff recently earned Autism Certificates from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to enhance services for children with autism and other developmental disabilities...

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ESC Region 19 Head Start Launches School Bus Stop Arm Camera Program

Poison Control Teaches Kids Safety With El Paso’s Insects and Wildlife

Salvador Quintanilla from West Texas Regional Poison Center visited the students at Cesar Chavez Head Start to share with them the habits and lives of insects and creatures indigenous to El Paso and the Chihuahuan Desert...

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EPISD’s Traveling Safari Visits Head Start

Head Start Children learn how to take care of their teeth and eat properly

Texas Kids Dental and its mascot Tina the Tooth visited Cesar Chavez Head Start to teach children and parents about oral hygiene and healthy eating habits...

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EPISD’s Traveling Safari Visits Head Start

Head Start Children learn “Safety First” about Electricity

Children at Cesar Chavez Head Start learned how to use electricity safely during a presentation by the El Paso Electric company and its bulbous yellow mascot, Ernie G. Watts...

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EPISD’s Traveling Safari Visits Head Start

Barcelona Head Start Families Join in Literacy Event

It was a day of fun family literacy at Barcelona Head Start as parents and grandparents joined the children of Barcelona’s classroom #1 in a celebration of the 112th birthday of the late Theodor Geisel- better known as Dr. Seuss, a world renowned children’s author and early literacy advocate...

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EPISD’s Traveling Safari Visits Head Start

EPISD’s Traveling Safari Visits Head Start

Head Start Children got a chance to be up close and personal with animals and creepy-crawlies from the El Paso Traveling Safari, an interactive mobile learning event sponsored by El Paso Independent School District...

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El Paso Border Patrol and Agent Santos Visit Head Start Children

El Paso Border Patrol and Agent Santos Visit Head Start Children

The El Paso Border Patrol visited Lyndon B. Johnson Head Start children to talk about safety in the community, at home, and in a vehicle...

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El Paso Playhouse Actor Reads Dr. Seuss to Head Start Children

El Paso Playhouse Actor Reads Dr. Seuss to Head Start Children

As elementary schools and Head Start Centers around the country celebrate Dr. Seuss month, children at the John Uxer II Head Start enjoyed a special reading of the renowned children’s author’s popular book, Green Eggs and Ham, presented by El Paso Playhouse actor, Dominic “Dom” Valdespino...

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Head Start Teacher Represents Finest Among El Paso Area Educators

Head Start Teacher Represents Finest Among El Paso Area Educators

Esther Monarrez, a teacher of three year-olds at James R. Vasquez Head Start, was selected as a top finalist for the 2016 University of Texas at El Paso ABC Schwartz Novice Teacher Award...

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Head Start Father Makes Family Fitness Fun

Head Start Father Makes Family Fitness Fun

Children at the Child Development Center Head Start (CDC) received a pint-sized work out from My Time Fitness owner and trainer, John Ball as part of Head Start’s Parent Engagement and Wellness initiative. Children and their teachers were pumped up and enthusiastically moving and shaking along with the music as Ball led them through cycles of energy burning and smile inducing calisthenics and muscle builders...

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Meet the 2015-2016  ESC Region 19 Head Start Scholarship Recipients

Meet the 2015-2016 ESC Region 19 Head Start Scholarship Recipients

Education Service Center Region 19, Head Start Scholarship recipients are selected by the Head Start Policy Council Committee. The scholarship committee raises funds to help High School students who began their education with Head Start and are now graduating seniors...

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Horizon City Mayor, Ruben Mendoza Visits Pete Duarte Head Start

Horizon City Mayor, Ruben Mendoza Visits Pete Duarte Head Start

Horizon City Mayor, Ruben Mendoza paid a special visit to the classrooms of Pete Duarte Head Start where he spent the morning interacting with the early childhood development center’s three and four year-old children as part of the literacy and community partnership initiative...

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El Paso Chihuahuas support Early Literacy

El Paso Chihuahuas support Early Literacy

Children at the Lyndon B. Johnson Head start center enjoyed a special visit from Chico the Chihuahua, the seven foot tall mascot of El Paso’s minor league baseball team, the El Paso Chihuahuas...

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McGruff Visits

McGruff the Crime Dog Visits Head Start

The El Paso Police Department (EPPD) and McGruff the crime dog visited the Lyndon B. Johnson Head Start center as part of Head Start’s safety awareness initiative...

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Ft. Hancock

Celebrating with Super Friends

Captain America and Frozen’s Anna paid a special holiday visit to the children at Fort Hancock Head Start in December to help distribute Christmas presents donated by the Paso Del Norte Association for the Education of Young Children (PDNAEYC)...

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Uxer II

A Caring Community

Children at Barcelona Head Start were extremely blessed with a Christmas bounty of clothing and shoes. Donations came from the Motorcycle Coalition Club...

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Uxer II

Gifts that Give

Children at Uxer II Early Head Start received gifts of books, toys and clothes for Christmas thanks to funds donated by members of the Parent Committee, Bravo Cadillac, and a grant from Thrivent Financial- a non-profit financial planning organization...

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Winter Wonderland

Chihuahuas and Head Start Bring Literacy Week to El Paso’s Youngest

Children at El Paso Head Start listened and laughed as the story of “Chico” the El Paso Chihuahua’s feisty canine mascot, was read to them in support of Literacy Week. The tale of Chico’s misadventures was hilariously punctuated by the interpretive antics of the six foot Chihuahua...

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Winter Wonderland

Dr. Blanca Enriquez will Oversee Nation’s Head Start Program

Dr. Blanca Enriquez, ESC Region 19 Head Start Executive Director was named the new Office of Head Start (OHS) Director by Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. The announcement was made official on Thursday, April 2 at National Head Start Association Conference and Expo...

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Winter Wonderland

MACY’S, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) and Head Start Promote Literacy

Sitting ‘crisscross-applesauce’ under the warm spring sun, little readers listened eagerly as guest readers from the community shared storybook favorites with children. The books were purchased through a generous donation by Macy’s through the Reading is Fundamental (RIF) program....

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Winter Wonderland

Full-Day Preschool for 4-year-olds Offers Many Lasting Benefits

There’s a lot for children to learn with a full-day of preschool. As a matter of fact, extending preschoolers' day would be like adding three to four months of learning to their year. ...

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Winter Wonderland

LIttle Learners Return to School

With lots of excitement and some tears, Head Start welcomed back thousands of its littlest of learners to school. More than 4,000 Head Start students returned to class on Monday filling classrooms throughout 30 Head Start centers in the El Paso and Hudspeth area. ...

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Winter Wonderland

Area Early Childhood Educators Attend Winter Wonderland Training Conference

ESC Region 19 Head Start and the Public School Transition Advisory Committee hosted the Winter Wonderland Joint Training Conference for area early childhood educators ....

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Certification

Head Start Bus Driver Earns Child Passenger Safety Technician Certificate

ESC Region 19 Head Start Bus Driver, Hector Franco is a recent graduate of the National Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Certification Training Program and is now a certified ...

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HEAD START COUNCIL MEMEBERS PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Six of Region 19 Head Start Parent Policy Council members traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to participate in training events sponsored by the Nation Head Start Association’s 30th annual Parent Conference and Family Engagement Institutes. The event provided training and educational opportunities, specifically designed for Policy Council chairs and members. The trainings. ...

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Parkdale Parade

HEAD START EDUCATORS ATTEND NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Region 19 Head Start Education leaders, Sylvia Parra, Ramona Huffman, Maria Elena Hernandez, Nellie Chavez, and Karina Hernandez, gathered in Washington DC for the National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) annual education conference. ...

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Parkdale Parade

PARKDALE HEAD START THANKSGIVING PARADE

Warm smiles and cheerful chants of “Happy Thanksgiving” broke through the crisp November air at Parkdale Head Start’s Thanksgiving Parade – part of the center’s Monthly...

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mommy fair MOMMY-TO-BE FAIR

On November 14th, expectant mothers from Head Start and Early Head Start participated in the first annual Mommy-To-Be Fair, sponsored by the Education 0-36 months service area, and hosted at....

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Real Life Heroes CDC HEAD START CHILDREN MEET REAL LIFE HEROES

Children and Parents from CDC Head Start received a special visit from some familiar faces during a fieldtrip to Region 19 Head Start Career City. Officer Ernie Arredondo....

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" PLANNING DAY VOLUNTEERS NURTURE CHILDREN'S LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM

Head Start parent volunteers play a critical role in helping their children to become school ready.  Among these volunteers, is a special group of parents known as planning day....

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ABRIENDO PUERTAS: EMPOWERS PARENTS TO HELP THEIR CHILDREN EXCEL IN SCHOOL

Helping parents to help their children to become successful in school is the aim of a new parental involvement curriculum that ESC Region 19 Head Start will launch in ....

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U.S. ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF EDUCATION IMPRESSED WITH ESC REGION 19 HEAD START INTELLIZEUM

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education Deb Delisle praised the ESC Region 19 Head Start program for its innovativeness at a PreK Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) panel discussion held at the IntelliZeum ....

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PARENT POLICY COUNCIL AWARDS UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

A college degree is a costly expense that many former Head Start families bear to ensure that their children have opportunities they may not have had.  Today, thanks to an undergraduate scholarship funded by Head Start........

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HEAD START'S INTELLIZEUM CELEBRATES 10-YEAR MILESTONE

The ESC-Region 19 Head Start IntelliZeum, a one-of-a-kind interactive learning environment, celebrates 10 years of providing enriching experiences for........

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ESC REGION 19 HEAD START CHILDREN LEARN THE VALUE OF GIVING

Helping others in the community is a valuable lesson to learn and one that Head Start parents share with their children by participating in the United Way of El Paso’s Kids Way campaign. Throughout the year .....

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Policy Council

HEAD START PARENTS HONORED FOR ADVOCACY AND LEADERSHIP ROLES

ESC Region 19 Head Start recognized more than 30 Parent Policy Council members for their advocacy and leadership roles at a special ceremony and dinner on Wednesday, August 21.  The event marked the
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