7th Annual Parent Training Event 2018-2019

Speeding into Kindergarten

The Fayette County Head Start / Early Head Start hosted a drive through school supply event for the children headed to Kindergarten.  Click on the link to see the pictures and read about the event! Speeding into Kindergarten

Health Fairs in Fayette

The Head Start/Early Head Start of Fayette County recently held a couple of health fairs.  Click on the link for the fun details!    Health Fair Article

New School Year, New Technologies

School will begin soon, and PIC is ready with new technologies to improve the quality of life and learning for the Early Childhood programs.  Click the link the to find out more!  New School Year New Technologies

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Head Start / Early Head Start FAQs The Private Industry Council discusses frequently asked questions for Head Start and Early Head Start students. Private Industry Council operates the Head Start / Early Head Start program for Beaver and Fayette Counties in the...

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Sixty-three attendees gathered at the Doubletree Hotel on May 6th for the 7th Annual Parent Training Event. This event was hosted in collaboration with area agencies that included the Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc., Head Start/Early Head Start of Fayette County, Head Start of Beaver County, Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts, Early Head Start Childcare Partnership and Blueprints. The theme of the event was focused on the topic of “Connections.” The Connections event featured two speakers: Chotta Watson from Fayette County Community Action and Bobbie Shults from Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) 4 who spoke on the topics of Connecting to Housing and Connecting to ELRC.

The workshops at the event were centered on how parents/guardians and families can make connections with their peers and the community that are supportive and/or educational that can enhance a family’s social well-being and community life.  The workshops were successful in getting attendees excited about making positive life changes as well as providing them guidance on how to navigate support systems while in crisis. Attendees also shared their experiences and skills in hopes of fostering positive peer connections. Many walked away with new skills they can utilize throughout their lifetime.

The Parent Training Event also provided the attendees the opportunity to meet with various local community partners and gather valuable information. This year, the community partners in attendance included Women, Infants, and Children, Early Learning Resource Center (Region 4), DADS MATTER, PA CareerLink® Fayette County and UPMC for Kids.

In addition, parents enjoyed a catered luncheon and family engagement gift baskets were raffled. Congratulations to all the winners! We hope to see you all again next year!