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Higher Horizons Head Start & Early Head Start Providing quality Head Start & Early Head Start services to expectant parents, infants/toddlers and

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Higher Horizons Head Start and Early Head Start will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2022 for all students for Teacher ...
10/07/2022

Higher Horizons Head Start and Early Head Start will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2022 for all students for Teacher Development Day.

Higher Horizons Head Start y Early Head Start estarán cerrados el lunes 10 de octubre de 2022 para todos los estudiantes por el Día de desarrollo docente.

Domestic violence impacts countless people in America each and every day. Victims find themselves in difficult to escape...
10/05/2022

Domestic violence impacts countless people in America each and every day. Victims find themselves in difficult to escape living situations and often struggle to establish the residential and financial independence for those who abuse them. Children bear witness to this abusive behavior and experience a lifetime of mental and emotional trauma.

So just how common is domestic violence? What are the long-term impacts? Here are some facts about domestic violence in the United States and the impact that it has on individuals and society as a whole.

An overview of Domestic Violence in the United States Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crimes annually in the United States.

More than 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced either physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Victims are commonly abused by those who are closest to them.

Each day in the United States, over 20,000 calls are placed to domestic violence hotlines by individuals reporting incidents.
On average, 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner. This is an astounding number that shows just how prevalent this is in our society.

A weapon is used in 19% of domestic violence incidents.
Women who are victims of intimate partner violence are most likely to be between the ages of 18 to 24.

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La violencia doméstica afecta a innumerables personas en Estados Unidos todos los días. Las víctimas se encuentran en situaciones de vida difíciles de escapar y, a menudo, luchan por establecer la independencia financiera y residencial para quienes abusan de ellas. Los niños son testigos de este comportamiento abusivo y experimentan una vida de trauma mental y emocional.

Entonces, ¿qué tan común es la violencia doméstica? ¿Cuáles son los impactos a largo plazo? Estos son algunos datos sobre la violencia doméstica en los Estados Unidos y el impacto que tiene en las personas y en la sociedad en su conjunto.
Una visión general de la violencia doméstica en los Estados Unidos

La violencia de pareja íntima representa el 15% de todos los delitos violentos anuales en los Estados Unidos.
Más de 1 de cada 3 mujeres y 1 de cada 4 hombres han experimentado violencia física, violación o acoso por parte de una pareja íntima en su vida. Las víctimas son comúnmente abusadas por quienes están más cerca de ellas.
Cada día en los Estados Unidos, se realizan más de 20.000 llamadas a las líneas directas de violencia doméstica por parte de personas que denuncian incidentes.
En promedio, 20 personas por minuto son abusadas físicamente por una pareja íntima. Este es un número asombroso que muestra cuán frecuente es esto en nuestra sociedad.
Se usa un arma en el 19% de los incidentes de violencia doméstica.
Las mujeres que son víctimas de la violencia de pareja tienen más probabilidades de tener entre 18 y 24 años.

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On October 22, 1982, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October as Head Start Awareness Month. Thirty years after the pr...
10/03/2022

On October 22, 1982, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October as Head Start Awareness Month. Thirty years after the proclamation, his words still inspire.

The National Head Start Program has helped over eight million low-income pre-school children and their families. In so doing, it has earned recognition and support for its success in early childhood education and development.

Perhaps the most significant factor in the success of Head Start has been the involvement of parents, volunteers, and the community. Their commitment and the services provided by dedicated Head Start staff have been instrumental in creating a quality program that truly provides young children with a “head start” in life.” Since 1982 Head Start has provided a window of opportunity to millions of children!

El 22 de octubre de 1982, el presidente Ronald Reagan proclamó octubre como el Mes de la Concientización sobre Head Start. Treinta años después de la proclamación, sus palabras aún inspiran.

El Programa Nacional Head Start ha ayudado a más de ocho millones de niños en edad preescolar de bajos ingresos y sus familias. Al hacerlo, se ha ganado el reconocimiento y el apoyo por su éxito en la educación y el desarrollo de la primera infancia.

Quizás el factor más importante en el éxito de Head Start ha sido la participación de los padres, voluntarios y la comunidad. Su compromiso y los servicios proporcionados por el personal dedicado de Head Start han sido fundamentales para crear un programa de calidad que realmente les brinda a los niños pequeños una “ventaja inicial” en la vida ”. Desde 1982, Head Start ha brindado una oportunidad a millones de niños.

09/29/2022
Fairfax County Office for Children’s Director Anne-Marie Twoie welcomes Head Start and Early Head Start staff to a new s...
09/27/2022

Fairfax County Office for Children’s Director Anne-Marie Twoie welcomes Head Start and Early Head Start staff to a new school year at Higher Horizons! Higher Horizons continues to provide high quality services to low income families in Fairfax County, VA.

Good governance works!  Higher Horizons Annual Combined Board of Directors and Policy Council workday was a success on S...
09/27/2022

Good governance works! Higher Horizons Annual Combined Board of Directors and Policy Council workday was a success on Saturday, September 24, 2022.

Higher Horizons Head Start and Early Head Start will be closed for students on Monday, September 26, 2022, for Staff Dev...
09/23/2022

Higher Horizons Head Start and Early Head Start will be closed for students on Monday, September 26, 2022, for Staff Development Day.

Higher Horizons Head Start y Early Head Start estarán cerrados para los estudiantes el lunes 26 de septiembre de 2022 por el Día de Desarrollo del Personal

Higher Horizon Head Start & Early Head Parent MeetingTonight, Wednesday, September 21, 20226:00 p.m.Topics: Health and S...
09/21/2022

Higher Horizon Head Start & Early Head Parent Meeting
Tonight, Wednesday, September 21, 2022
6:00 p.m.

Topics: Health and Safety (Transportation, Cold/Flu Season and Attendance)

Higher Horizon Head Start y Early Head
Reunión de padres

Esta noche, miércoles, 21 de septiembre de 2022
18:00

Temas: Salud y Seguridad (Transporte, Temporada de Resfriados/Gripe y Asistencia

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Higher Horizons Head Start & Early Head Start honors and celebrates our Hispanic children, families, and staff. Thank yo...
09/16/2022

Higher Horizons Head Start & Early Head Start honors and celebrates our Hispanic children, families, and staff. Thank you for being a part of our family!

Higher Horizons Head Start y Early Head Start honran y celebran a nuestros niños, familias y personal hispanos. ¡Gracias por ser parte de nuestra familia!

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09/12/2022

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September is and Ready can help kids and families feel empowered. They can play games to become a Disaster Master and learn how to build an emergency kit. https://www.ready.gov/kids/be-ready-kids

For our returning and new families, join us for our virtual back to school night.Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 at 6:00 p....
08/16/2022

For our returning and new families, join us for our virtual back to school night.

Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

Para nuestras familias nuevas y que regresan, únase a nosotros para nuestra noche virtual de regreso a la escuela.

Miércoles, 17 de agosto de 2022 a las 18:00 h.

Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89332532653?pwd=ekNGdzEwdzJ4a3gyNm9jWXBhZ1VyZz09

07/28/2022

Conocer la etapa evolutiva de un niño puede ayudarte a ofrecer experiencias de juego al aire libre que sean seguras. Echa un vistazo más de cerca a las consideraciones de seguridad para juegos al aire libre aquí: https://bit.ly/39x8xbp

07/28/2022
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07/19/2022

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No matter how short the stop or how mild the weather – don’t do it! Even if the windows are cracked open. Learn more here: https://buff.ly/2Cyr7Q5

Secia Campbell, Health Services Manager and Leon Sims, BXR Site Supervisor two of Higher Horizons staff completed the 20...
07/07/2022

Secia Campbell, Health Services Manager and Leon Sims, BXR Site Supervisor two of Higher Horizons staff completed the 2022 Head Start Management Fellows program at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management at UCLA recently! Designed from a strategic planning perspective, the UCLA Head Start Management Fellows Program provides a unique opportunity for Head Start management staff to participate in a 12-day intensive leadership and management development training session at the UCLA Anderson School. The 80-plus hours of classroom instruction include lectures, group discussions, case studies and workshops. The curriculum focused on applying current management concepts to relevant Head Start needs and interests. We are proud of this accomplishment!

Higher Horizons Head Start and Early Head Start parents successfully completed a 30 hour Parent Training 2022 program in...
06/22/2022

Higher Horizons Head Start and Early Head Start parents successfully completed a 30 hour Parent Training 2022 program in June 2022! The training was two fold: (1) to enhance skills in the area of child development and learning and (2) to offer an early care and education training program to acquire skills necessary to increase parenting skills AND acquire skills that will position parents to become employed in the Head Start and Early Head Start program/sites at Higher Horizons.

Congratulations to the Head Start and Early Head Start parents who are a part of our ‘growing our own’ initiative.

¡Los padres de Higher Horizons Head Start y Early Head Start completaron con éxito un programa de capacitación para padres 2022 de 30 horas en junio de 2022! La capacitación fue doble: (1) para mejorar las habilidades en el área del desarrollo y aprendizaje infantil y (2) para ofrecer un programa de capacitación en cuidado y educación temprana para adquirir las habilidades necesarias para aumentar las habilidades de crianza Y adquirir las habilidades que posicionarán a los padres para convertirse en empleados en el programa/sitio de Head Start y Early Head Start en Higher Horizons.

Felicitaciones a los padres de Head Start y Early Head Start que son parte de nuestra iniciativa de "crecer nosotros mismos".

06/15/2022

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Higher Horizons will be closed for all students from Monday, June 20, 2022 through Friday, June 24, 2022 for Teacher Parent Conferences.

NOTICIA IMPORTANTE

Higher Horizons estará cerrado para todos los estudiantes desde el lunes 20 de junio de 2022 hasta el viernes 24 de junio de 2022 para conferencias de padres y maestros.

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06/07/2022

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June is ! During the COVID-19 pandemic, spending time outdoors is more important than ever. Learn how you can make the most of the outdoors with you’re your child: https://buff.ly/2Ypu8YH

05/26/2022

Higher Horizons Parents and Guardians,

On May 24, 2022, Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas experienced a horrifying act which resulted in the tragic loss of 20 innocent lives; 18 children and at least two adults, including one teacher. Many more were injured. We condemn this senseless act.
Recently, days like today seem to happen too frequently, but it does not dull the impact they have on students, school employees, and families. We offer our deepest sympathies to those who have lost loved ones in Uvalde, Texas, and our support to those for whom this brings painful memories.

On May 24, 2022 the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to declare June 3 as Gun Violence Awareness Day in Fairfax County. The importance and weight of this day is even greater, as our nation reels from the tragic loss of life to senseless and hateful gun violence that recently occurred in Buffalo, Milwaukee, Laguna Woods, and Houston as well as at Uvalde, Texas.
We want you to know that the safety of our schools, and the children and staff within them, is our highest priority. We continually work to make critical safety upgrades to our buildings each budget year. While we hope we never see a day like today again, please be assured that we will continue to assess our protocols to ensure the safest learning and working environment possible.

Your child may have questions and concerns after learning about this tragic news. The National Association of School Psychologists has a helpful resource for families and educators to support them when talking with students about school violence. If you or your child need additional support, please reach out to your school mental health consultants.

Resource: School Violence Prevention: Tips for Parents and Educations nasponline.org

Padres y Tutores de Higher Horizons,

En Mayo 4 del 2022, la Escuela Primaria Robb en Uvalde, Texas, vivio un acto horrible que resultó en la trágica pérdida de 20 vidas inocentes; 18 niños y al menos dos adultos, incluido un maestro. Muchos más resultaron heridos.
Condenamos este acto de violencia sin sentido.

Recientemente, días como el de hoy parecen ocurrir con demasiada frecuencia, pero no disminuyen el impacto que tienen en los estudiantes, empleados escolares y familias. Ofrecemos nuestras más profundas condolencias a quienes han perdido a sus seres queridos en Uvalde, Texas, y nuestro apoyo a quienes esto les trae recuerdos dolorosos.

En Mayo 24 del 2022, la Junta de Supervisores del Condado de Fairfax votó para declarar el 3 de junio como Día de Concientización sobre la Violencia Armada en el Condado de Fairfax. La importancia y el peso de este día es aún mayor, ya que nuestra nación se tambalea desde la trágica pérdida de vidas hasta la violencia armada sin sentido y odiosa que ocurrió recientemente en Buffalo, Milwaukee, Laguna Woods y Houston, así como en Uvalde, Texas.

Queremos que sepa que la seguridad de nuestras escuelas y de los niños y el personal dentro de ellas es nuestra máxima prioridad. Trabajamos continuamente para realizar actualizaciones críticas de seguridad en nuestros edificios cada año presupuestario. Aunque esperamos no volver a ver un día como hoy, tenga la seguridad de que continuaremos evaluando nuestros protocolos para garantizar el entorno de aprendizaje y trabajo más seguro posible.

Su hijo o hija puede tener preguntas e inquietudes después de enterarse de esta trágica noticia. La Asociación Nacional de Psicólogos Escolares tiene un recurso útil para que las familias y los educadores los apoyen cuando hablen con los estudiantes sobre la violencia escolar. Si usted o su hijo necesitan apoyo adicional, comuníquese con el/la consejero/a de salud mental de su centro.

Recurso: Prevención de la violencia escolar: consejos para padres y educación nasponline.org

05/26/2022

INFORMATION ABOUT THE INFANT FORMULA SUPPLY SHORTAGE

Communities nationwide are experiencing infant formula shortages after a large recall in February. This shortage has left many parents and caregivers concerned about how they will feed their babies. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has come up with some key information.

Why it is not safe to:

-Water down baby formula to stretch it out. It can cause nutritional imbalances in babies and lead to serious health problems. Always mix formula as directed by manufacturers.

-Feed a child homemade formula. They are not safe and do not meet a baby’s nutritional needs. Infant deaths have been reported from use of some homemade formulas.

Check with your child’s pediatrician for options that are right for your child.

Where to find infant formula, such as;

-Check smaller stores and drug stores, which may not be out of supply when the bigger stores are.
-Buying formula online until store shortages ease, if able. Purchase from well-recognized distributors and pharmacies rather than individually sold or auction sites
Types of milk products that are not suitable for children younger than 12 months

For more resources: https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Are-there-shortages-of-infant-formula-due-to-COVID-19.aspx

INFORMACIÓN SOBRE LA ESCASEZ DE SUMINISTRO DE FÓRMULA INFANTIL

Las comunidades de todo el país están experimentando escasez de fórmula infantil después de un gran retiro del mercado en febrero. Esta escasez ha dejado a muchos padres y cuidadores preocupados por cómo alimentarán a sus bebés. La Academia Estadounidense de Pediatría (AAP) ha presentado información clave.

Por qué no es seguro:
-Agua la fórmula del bebé para estirarla. Puede causar desequilibrios nutricionales en los bebés y provocar graves problemas de salud. Siempre mezcle la fórmula según las indicaciones de los fabricantes.
-Alimentar a un niño con fórmula casera. No son seguros y no satisfacen las necesidades nutricionales de un bebé. Se han informado muertes infantiles por el uso de algunas fórmulas caseras.
Consulte con el pediatra de su hijo para conocer las opciones adecuadas para su hijo.
Dónde encontrar fórmula infantil, como;
-Revise las tiendas más pequeñas y las farmacias, que pueden no estar desabastecidas cuando las tiendas más grandes sí lo están.
-Comprar fórmula en línea hasta que disminuya la escasez en la tienda, si es posible. Compre de distribuidores y farmacias bien reconocidos en lugar de venderlos individualmente o en sitios de subastas.
Tipos de productos lácteos que no son adecuados para niños menores de 12 meses

Para obtener más recursos: https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Are-there-shortages-of-infant-formula-due-to-COVID-19.aspx

05/23/2022

Higher Horizons Head Start & Early Head Start (both sites) is closed today (Monday, May 23rd) due to no electricity.

Higher Horizons Head Start y Early Head Start (ambos sitios) están cerrados hoy (lunes 23 de mayo) debido a que no hay electricidad.

Happy 57th Birthday Head StartHead Start is the most important social and educational investment in children, families, ...
05/18/2022

Happy 57th Birthday Head Start

Head Start is the most important social and educational investment in children, families, and communities the United States has ever undertaken. It is a day for a new start, a fresh beginning, and a time to move forward with confidence and courage.

Head Start programs have been supporting children’s growth from birth to age 5 since May 18, 1965. Programs offer a variety of services, including early learning and development, health, and family well-being. These programs help children get ready to succeed in school and in life through learning experiences tailored to their current needs and abilities. Birthdays are a new start, a fresh beginning, and a time to move forward with confidence and courage.

Feliz 57 cumpleaños Head Start

Head Start es la inversión social y educativa más importante en niños, familias y comunidades que Estados Unidos jamás haya realizado.

Los programas Head Start han estado apoyando el crecimiento de los niños desde el nacimiento hasta los 5 años desde el 18 de mayo de 1965. Los programas ofrecen una variedad de servicios, que incluyen aprendizaje y desarrollo tempranos, salud y bienestar familiar. Estos programas ayudan a los niños a prepararse para tener éxito en la escuela y en la vida a través de experiencias de aprendizaje adaptadas a sus necesidades y habilidades actuales. Los cumpleaños son un nuevo comienzo, un nuevo comienzo y un momento para seguir adelante con confianza y coraje.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.                                "Leave your footprint to raise awareness to childre...
05/13/2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

"Leave your footprint to raise awareness to children mental health and to erase stigma."

On May 12, 2022, Higher Horizons and Seven Corners community continued to show support for Children Mental Health Awareness Day. Following our tradition, we honored the day by going for a short distance walk around the center. We walked to celebrate the hope and strength of children, youth and families. This year for mental health awareness we will be focusing on trauma, fostering acceptance and prejudice.

Mayo es el Mes de la Concientización sobre la Salud Mental.

“Deja tu huella para crear conciencia sobre la salud mental de los niños y eliminar el estigma".

El 12 de mayo de 2022, la comunidad de Higher Horizons y Seven Corners continuó mostrando su apoyo al Día de Concientización sobre la Salud Mental Infantil. Siguiendo nuestra tradición, honramos el día con una pequeña caminata por el centro. Caminamos para celebrar la esperanza y fortaleza de niños, jóvenes y familias. Este año, para la concientización sobre la salud mental, nos centraremos en el trauma, fomentando la aceptación y los prejuicios.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband...
05/12/2022

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.
The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

El Programa de Conectividad Asequible es un programa de beneficios de la FCC que ayuda a garantizar que los hogares puedan pagar la banda ancha que necesitan para el trabajo, la escuela, la atención médica y más.

El beneficio brinda un descuento de hasta $30 por mes en el servicio de Internet para hogares elegibles y hasta $75 por mes para hogares en tierras tribales que califican. Los hogares elegibles también pueden recibir un descuento único de hasta $100 para comprar una computadora portátil, una computadora de escritorio o una tableta de los proveedores participantes si contribuyen con más de $10 y menos de $50 al precio de compra.

El Programa de Conectividad Asequible está limitado a un descuento de servicio mensual y un descuento de dispositivo por hogar.

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Higher Horizons Head Start, a private, non-profit organization established in 1963, is a delegate agency of the Fairfax Office for Children. In December 2009, Higher Horizons Day Care Center became a grantee for Early Head Start and was awarded funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The agency serves 300 low-income children and families in the Bailey’s Crossroads and Falls Church communities of Fairfax County, Virginia in a fully integrated system of services. Higher Horizons is licensed by the Virginia State Department of Social Services. We serve expectant parents, infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families. We have highly qualified, caring staff members who receive on-going training and education. Higher Horizons believes parent and community involvement are the key elements needed to build a quality early childhood program. We are committed to delivering services with pride and excellence.

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