Board Meeting/Policy Council dates:

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OFB Board Meetings: December 15th @ 4pm January 19th @ 4pm February 16th @ 4pm March 16th @ 4pm April 20th @ 4 pm May 18th @ 4pm June 15th @ 4pm July 20st @ 4pm August 17th @ 4pm September 21st @ 4pm October 19th @ 4pm November 16th @ 4pm December 21st @ 4pm   Policy Council December … Read More

Stuffed back packs with school supplies!

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CSBG provided us with funding to provide back to school items, as well diapers, pull-ups, and wipes, to low-income families throughout Broome County. We have purchased 300 back packs full of school supplies for school-age children, as well as 150 packs of diapers, 150 packs of pull-ups, and wipes.  The following is the eligibility for the program:   Family must … Read More

School Readiness Goals

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Opportunities for Broome School Readiness Goals 2014-2015 Report OFBHS uses the Creative Curriculum for Pre-School (5th edition) and our assessment tool is Teaching Strategies GOLD Objectives for Development and Learning: Birth through Kindergarten (TS Gold), which aligns with the Head Start Child Development and Early Framework as well as the NYS Prekindergarten Learning Framework, NYS Early Learning Guidelines, NYS Common … Read More

Goodbye Without Tears

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Goodbye Without Tears

If your child is starting preschool and having difficulty with the new routine, follow these strategies for saying goodbye without tears. The start of preschool is a milestone that’s often anticipated with great excitement and joy, but also with lots of crying, uncertainty, and heel digging — from both kids and parents! “For children, the main source of anxiety around … Read More

TV and Your Family

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TV and Your Family

If you have to wonder what your child is watching on television, there’s a way find out and to control your child’s TV viewing habits. The TV Parental Guidelines was created to help parents choose programs that are right for children. Get tips and more in this guide from the American Academy of Pediatrics. I worry about the things my children … Read More

50 Years of Opportunity

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50 Years of Opportunity

For fifty years Head Start has been the premier model for providing the whole child an opportunity for success in school and in life. Since the summer of 1965, more than 31 million children have benefitted from Head Start’s comprehensive services – they have become business women and men, professors, teachers, lawyers, mayors, Members of Congress, athletes, foundation Presidents, Grammy-winning … Read More

Head Start Trauma Smart teaches preschoolers to deal with “big feelings”

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Head Start Trauma Smart teaches preschoolers to deal with “big feelings”

Each year, thousands of American children are expelled from preschool, many because of behavioral issues related to trauma they have already experienced in their short lives. A new program in Head Start schools is trying to change that. Head Start schools nationwide aim to provide a rich preschool experience for low-income children. Head Start Trauma Smart was born at Crittenton … Read More