What is early 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…

New prescription for parents: Read to your babies

By:Carrie Shrier/   The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a new policy statement recommending that parents and caregivers begin reading out loud to their children beginning in infancy. When a parent takes their infant to the pediatrician for well child visits, doctors go over important recommendations for a child’s health and wellness. Thanks to…

Preparing your child for kindergarten

By: Vanessa Armstrong/ Lenawee schools began using the Brigance III screener in the Spring of 2015 as a measurement tool for determining kindergarten readiness across the county. Nearly 900 students each year have participated in the screening.  This screener gives us a better idea of the areas we need to be focusing on to help…

I can draw and write!

I can draw and write! By: E. Marowelli/ When that first week of Kindergarten comes, we can be sure our big five and six-year-olds will be picking up crayons and pencils every day. Certainly they will be writing their name, and coloring. But drawing is something you might not have thought about. Can your children…

Preschoolers are achieving big things every day!

By: E. Marowelli/ Preschoolers are achieving big things every day! They are using all of their energy to gather the skills they need to be fully self-sufficient people. As parents and caregivers, you have a great opportunity to give them the love and support that will help them to become great students. This can be…

Counting Sheep Brings New Meaning

By Suzanne Lopez / Counting sheep has been referenced in our popular culture in cartoons and other media as a mental exercise to lull oneself to sleep or an idiosyncratic term to indicate insomnia. Many times we laugh at the notion and dismiss its significance. However, counting sheep may bring new meaning and may even…