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Kasey's Academy is going to the zoo!
On April 10, 2015 Kasey's Academy is heading to the Knoxville Zoo (3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914)
We leave at 6:15 am at the Esserville, KCI Main office in Norton, VA and we will 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 at the zoo.
Transportation can be provided by school bus if needed. Remember, to be in Kasey's Academy, you must be 4 years old by 9-30-14 and going to kindergarten next year.
Call Lindsey Sturgill at (276) 679-0518, ext. 103 by April 1, 2015.
Fatherhood Football Party
Nov. 13 at 7pm at Mr. Gattis in Wise, VA. Click the image below for complete details.
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.
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.
Free WIC Clinic
Three dates are scheduled: 10/23, 11/20 & 12/18; 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at Kids Central, Inc., main office in Norton, VA Read more »
Disney's "Planes, Fire and Rescue" features at Movie Night
KCI invites all enrolled families to the movies for FREE to see Disney’s “Planes, Fire and Rescue” on Tuesday, Sept 16.
Enjoy a “Welcome To School Movie” at the Central Drive In. Gates open at 6 pm and the movie begins at 8 pm. Free popcorn and drink. One ticket will be provided for ALL members of your family!
Central Drive-In, 5111 Kent Junction Road, Norton, VA. Rain date is Sept 18, 2014.
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!