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New School Year to begin August 19, 2015

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in Terrie's Blog | Comments Off on New School Year to begin August 19, 2015

In just a few short weeks summer will come to an end and we will begin a new school year.

Adjusting to preschool can be tough for any child (and parent), so here are some tips to help make this new transition go smoothly. Remember, try not to make too big of a deal out of this new milestone, or your child may end up being more worried than excited.

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Purposeful Parenting Tips

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Terrie's Blog | Comments Off on Purposeful Parenting Tips

July is National Purposeful Parenting Month – a time to build strong, positive, and healthy relationships with your children. Being a parent is the ultimate long-term investment, it also is incredibly rewarding.

As a parent, one of your goals is to be your child’s first teacher. The reality is that children learn by seeing what is around them and by being taught the differences between right and wrong.

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Growing Futures is excited to be a beneficiary of Jazz in the Woods!

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Terrie's Blog | Comments Off on Growing Futures is excited to be a beneficiary of Jazz in the Woods!

Growing Futures is excited to be one of this year’s beneficiaries of Jazz in the Woods! This free, family friendly event will take place Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Corporate Woods. Jazz in the Woods, hosted by the Overland Park South Rotary Club, is celebrating its 26th year and draws crowds of up to 25,000 people each year. Growing Futures appreciates this opportunity to share our program with our great, supportive, local community and I look forward to being a part of this special event.

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Growing Futures celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Terrie's Blog | Comments Off on Growing Futures celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

Since 1984, the National Parent-Teacher Association has designated the first week of May as a special time to honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating our children. We know just how crucial a role teachers play in student success, and I want to extend my appreciation to all of Growing Futures’ staff during this special week.

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Growing Futures celebrates the Week of the Young Child

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Terrie's Blog | Comments Off on Growing Futures celebrates the Week of the Young Child

The Week of the Young Child™ (April 12-18) is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Terrie's Blog | Comments Off on April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The theme this year is Be Their Voice-Speak Up to Prevent Child Abuse.

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Importance of Early Childhood Literacy

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in Terrie's Blog | Comments Off on Importance of Early Childhood Literacy

In the past, many parents assumed their little ones weren’t ready to read until they entered kindergarten at five or six years of age. Today, we know that early literacy development begins in infancy. Even more important, preschool years include an important developmental period for young children—did you know that 90% of a child’s brain development takes place before the age of 5? This is why it is so critical for all young children to have access to learning early literacy skills like those we provide at Growing Futures.

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Fighting Poverty and Growing Futures

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Terrie's Blog | Comments Off on Fighting Poverty and Growing Futures

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a War on Poverty, and introduced legislation aimed at reducing the national poverty rate.

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Head Start of Shawnee Mission becomes Growing Futures Early Education Center on January 1, 2015

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Terrie's Blog | Comments Off on Head Start of Shawnee Mission becomes Growing Futures Early Education Center on January 1, 2015

Hi All! Looking forward a new year and to opening our doors as Growing Futures Early Education Center on January 5th. Please join us at 8:30am on January 7th at 8155 Sante Fe Drive in Overland Park  for our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House! Terrie January 2015

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