Grocery Store Tours
Head Start partnered with the IUP Department of Food and Nutrition and Giant Eagle for a grocery store tour. Participating families learned how to purchase fruits and vegetable for everyday cooking and eating.
Each family that participated received recipe cards, handouts and a chance to win $40.00 worth of groceries.
Indiana County Head Start in conjunction with Indiana County Technology Center and Lowe's Home Improvement sponsored a "Construction Night". The first 50 enrolled children that signed up with an adult participated in a "Make and Take" project provided by Lowe's Learn and Grow program.
We would also like to thank the ICTC students for building a work station that the children could access easily.
Indiana County Head Start partnered with Indiana County Technology Center and The National Technology Honor Society to host Head Start families for Santa's Adventure which included a story area, crafts, coloring area and a visit from Santa.
Celebrating 50 years of Head Start across the nation. National Head Start association asked that Head Start agency's plant a rose bush to commemorate the day President Lyndon B. Johnson announced Project Head Start on May 18th in the Rose Garden.
Fire Safety Night
Families were invited to a "Fire Safety Night". Families received tips on escape tips and making a fire escape plan for their home. They were also able to explore a fire truck.
Our families and staff have participated in a lot of great activities throughout the school year.
Family Meals Project
Indiana County Head Start presented a 6 session event promoting healthy eating and activity as a family.
October was-Family Kickoff Party, December-Holiday Rush Relaxation, February-Eat Heart Smart, April-Step into Spring! Healthy Day needs Rest and Play, May-Pack a Healthy Punch Kids Lunch and Summer Send Off.
Families participated in live food demonstration, kid friendly stress relieving exercises, fun kid made desserts, meal time conversation starters and door prizes.
Acts of Kindness
Randomly selected children from the Indiana Area center received free crocheted hats made by some wonderful ladies from the local Senior Center.
Indiana County Head Start partnered with the Cosmetology Department at Indiana County Technology Center to sponsor it's first "Spa Night". The first 30 enrolled girls who signed up with an adult receive a manicure along with a pedicure. The children also helped make disposable flip flops and enjoyed a sandwiches and a drink.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Thank You Matt Green owner of Bonnie Plants
for donating a garden plant for every child in our program.
Celebrating 50 years of Head Start
528 Gompers Avenue
Indiana, PA 15701
Easter Egg Hunt
The Indiana County Technology Center hosted an Easter Egg hunt for our Early Head Start families. Along with the egg hunt families enjoyed a craft activities and a snack.
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