Parent News • Parent Resources
The Budget Workshop for Fiscal and Grant Year 16-17 has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016. The meeting will occur from 11:00am-1pm in the KCI Board Room.
Please contact Laura Taylor-Baugh at 679-0514 ext. 116 if you plan to attend.
Influenza Prevention and Control
Check out this Flu Prevention and Control handout (PDF) from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Encountering a Hostile Intruder
Your 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)
Movie Night features Inside Out!
KCI families went to the drive-n to see Disney's Pixar Inside Out on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. Thanks for coming!
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.
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!