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You are invited to KCI's Annual End of the Year Blast!

When: May 6, 2016, 10am - 2pm

Where: Bullitt Park, Big Stone Gap, VA

Come out and enjoy a day of peace, love and KCI

Kasey’s Academy is going to the zoo!

elephant and lionWhen: April 22, 2016
Where: Knoxville Zoo
3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914

We will leave at 6:15 am from the Esserville office in Norton, VA and return to Norton by 6-6:30 pm.

Lunch vouchers will be given to each Kasey’s Academy child and one parent. You may purchase lunch with your voucher anywhere throughout the zoo.

RSVP to Linsday at (276) 679-0518, ext 103 by April 1, 2016.

Transportation can be provided if need and space is limited.

Remember: To be in Kasey’s Academy you must be 4 years old by 9/30/2015 and going to kindergarten next year!

Influenza Prevention and Control

Flu prevention and control

Check out this Flu Prevention and Control handout (PDF) from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Encountering a Hostile Intruder

Playing it safeYour reaction and ability to communicate well in the event that you encounter a hostile intruder at the facility can mean saving lives. There are a few things you should consider carefully now so that if an incident does arise, you are fully prepared to protect yourself and your students.

Read the flyer (PDF)

 

Play-With-Me at Kids Central, Inc.

This is KCI's 2nd year of hosting a Play-With-Me event in every classroom. Parents are encourage to volunteer in classrooms every day. However, at the beginning of each program year, KCI wants to provide families with an opportunity to come into a classroom and learn. In October, each classroom has planned a day for families to spend time learning about the High\Scope curriculum and daily activities their children explore. Staff provides families with information on High\Score and explain how children learn through play. Often families are new to Head Start and are eager to learn all about how Head Start is beneficial to their family. We hope our Play-With-Me event provides families with comfort of knowing that KCI is focused on their child's school readiness.

Play with me

The words of David P. Weikart best describe the High/Scope curriculum:

"In the High/Scope approach to early childhood education, adults and children share control. We recognize that the power to learn resides in the child, hence the focus on active learning practices. When we accept that learning comes from within, we achieve a critical balance in educating young children. The adult's role is to support and guide young children through their active learning adventures and experiences. I believe this is what makes our program work so well."

Hohmann, M., Weikart, D. P., & Epstein, A. S. (2008). Educating young children: Active learning practices for preschool and child care programs. (3rd. ed.). Ypsilanti, MI: High/Scope Press.

KCI's End of the Year Blast

We enjoyed good food and fun activities at Bullitt Park in Big Stone Gap on April 17, 2014. Have a safe summer!

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