Our son London was born premature at 33 weeks.  He has been challenged with sensory issues and hyperactivity since he was about 6 months old.  He went to a daycare before coming to the Irwin Early Care and Education Center.  He was very frustrated because he was told he was disruptive and "bad" because of his hyperactivity.  Since starting Pre-K Counts, he has been coming home so happy and telling us that he is "so berry excited" - these are his words.  He gets up every morning now and asks if he has school today.  That makes his mother and I grateful because he no longer thinks that he is "bad", but is excited to be with his friends, teachers, and ...more
 
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Although parents send their children off to school every day and expect them to do well, they can add an important extra ingredient that will boost their children's recipe for success.  Parent participation is the ingredient that makes the difference.  Parents' active involvement with their child's education at home and in school brings great rewards and has can have a significant impact on their children's lives.  According to research studies, the children of involved parents are absent less frequently, have less behavior issues, do better academically from preschool through high school, and go farther in school.

As a parent or guardian of a child enrolled at Seton Hill Child Services, it is important for you to know what Non-Federal Share is all about, and how essential parent involvement is to our program! Non-Federal Share is time, services, or goods that are donated from parents or the community. The federal government matches your time for dollars.

The best thing about Non-Federal Share is that helping us reach our target amount does not have to cost you anything!  Just by donating your time, or items you no longer use around your home, you help us come closer to achieving our goal!

Through your time and caring ways, families grow, children blossom, communities thrive, and the funding is made possible for another year of Head Start.  Always remember that parents who came before you helped make it possible for your child to attend Head Start!

Click here for a list of ways to be involved in your child’s center!
Our son London was born premature at 33 weeks.  He has been challenged with sensory issues and hyperactivity since he was about 6 months old.  He went to a daycare before coming to the Irwin Early Care and Education Center.  He was very frustrated because he was told he was disruptive and "bad" because of his hyperactivity.  Since starting Pre-K Counts, he has been coming home so happy and telling us that he is "so berry excited" - these are his words.  He gets up every morning now and asks if he has school today.  That makes his mother and I grateful because he no longer thinks that he is "bad", but is excited to be with his friends, teachers, and ...more
 
Brian Kolar 
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