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Fayette County Head Start Event

Fayette County of Head Start had a family event  that involved DINOSAURS!  Click the link to see what they found!  Stomping into Good Health

Beaver County Head Start Event

Click the link below to read about (and see the pictures) of the Beaver County Head Start's most recent family event!  Splashing into Success

Transitioning Back to School

Transitioning back to school is an exciting time for most but can be a little scary too.  Please click on the link below to read about activities and tasks to get the children back into the swing of learning!  Transitioning back to school

EARN Corner is Here to Stay!!

PIC's "EARN Corner" has been an overwhelming success!  Click on the link to find out how is all started and how you can participate!  EARN Website Article

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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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The Head Start/Early Head Start of Fayette County’s, a program of the Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc., Connellsville 1 classroom recently wrapped up their unit on recycling. The children learned about the importance of recycling and how it can save our environment. The children learned the difference between the various recycling maters such as glass, cardboard, aluminum, and metal and how they are all recycled differently. They learned how to sort and clean the materials in order to get them ready for recycling. A recycling bin was also set up in the classroom for children to save items from around the classroom.

The children learned the damage that throwing away too much garbage can do to the Earth. The classroom had a discussion about the various things that can be made from trash and staff brought in toys and household items that are made from recycled materials. The children and parents were then given the task to create an item made from trash that they found in their homes. The families got creative using what normally would be thrown out and turned them into a piece of art, musical instruments and even a bowling game. The children then brought these items to school and shared them with their classmates.

The children each talked about what disposable materials they used and the process that went into making their recyclable projects. The items were left on display for a week in the classroom for all to admire and play with. Parents said that this project helped them to think twice before they threw something away and that their children now remind them to not throw so much away. Families also said they now look at their disposables and think about what they can make or reuse with them. Keeping the spirit of recycling, parents have now begun sending in items with their children to be used for various crafts and activities. For example, buttons were brought in for the children to use for their collage box. The classroom itself is also taking steps to reuse more items and has saved paper scraps to be used in the collage box and milk cartons which are washed out and used as planters for flowers.