“If you expect it, you need to teach it.”

By: Allison Roderick/ At a recent presentation, the guest speaker made the statement, “if you expect it, you need to teach it”.  Although this was directed at early childhood educators about expectations in their classrooms; I couldn’t help but think of the importance of that in our own homes.  From the time our children are…

What is Early Head Start and Head Start?

By: Jenny Cook/ Adrian Public Schools Early Childhood Programs Providing Head Start and Early Head Start services to all of Lenawee County. As the provider of Head Start and Early Head Start programs for all of Lenawee County, we partner with families of children aged birth to five as well as expecting moms to promote…

Finding a Balance: Technology and Early Childhood

By Carrie Shrier/ Many parents are aware that the American Academy of Pediatrics have long recommended no screen time for children under 2 and no more than two hours a day for children over 2. However, the reality of what is happening in people’s homes has not meshed with these recommendations. A recent study by…

Developing ‘Can-Do’ Thinking in your Child

by Cary Zavala / Self-talk is basically our inner voice, the voice in our head, the subtle running commentary going on in the background of our minds. Everyone has this happening, often without us even realizing it. And what we say in our mind greatly influences our feelings and behaviors. Positive self-talk tends to make…

Update your Parenting Toolkit (Dinner & Childcare Included)

by Suzi West, Parent Liaison / Lenawee Great Start is pleased to welcome back the FREE Early Childhood Education Series.  This school year we are excited to partner with Cary Zavala, a licensed professional counselor, a skilled parenting educator, and a play therapist who specializes in serving young children (ages 0-8) and their parents/caregivers. Cary…