Welcome to the 22-23 School Year from Head Start/Early Head Start of Fayette County

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Good day PIC Family!

The start of the new school year is always an exciting time, for children, families, and staff. However, I first and foremost wanted us all to applaud our Early Childhood Educators Team for their service and resiliency exercised in preparing for the upcoming 2022-2023 program year. Despite the challenges our division has endured, we remained committed for the betterment of children, families, the community, one another, and the program.

We are excited to have children return to face-to-face classroom instruction and home visits. Be assured that health and safety remains our top priority, and we are continuously improving our safety policies and procedures. As always, we seek to engage in authentic learning experiences, so as to mold innovative problem solvers who thrive developmentally, physically, and socially.

Our program is committed to being a model of educational excellence by creating and supporting a culture of inclusion and continuous improvement for ALL children, families, and staff. To this end, we work daily to provide:

  • Individualized plans for each child
  • Create safe and welcoming environments of inclusion and wellness
  • Encourage family and community involvement
  • Provide guidance on intervention referral and support

Be ever vigilant in obeying the Pennsylvania School Bus Stopping Law as well. Every year, children are needlessly injured or killed by drivers passing stopped school buses. Head Start children, ranging from 3 to 5 years of age, are also transported on school buses in the local area. Remember, in Pennsylvania, it’s illegal to pass a school bus when its red lights are flashing and stop arm is extended.  School Bus Safety Tip: Do not proceed until all the children have reached a place of safety.

Lastly, if you know of anyone interested in joining us, details about open positions are on the PIC website. You all can also follow us on Facebook at our HS/EHS pages to stay up-to-date on what’s happening.

Thank you for your continued support of our program and staff,

Ericka Thomas

Director, FC HS/EHS

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