Jami Lee (Nutrition Services Manager) speaks at a press conference for the farm to school bill at the capitol.

Jami Lee (Nutrition Services Manager) speaks at a press conference for the farm to school bill on Wednesday, February 13, at the capitol. WHAT IS “FARM TO HEAD START?” “Farm to Head Start” is a type of Farm to Early Care initiative. Farm to Early Care initiatives connect young children with healthy, locally grown foods

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Tri-Valley’s Hedden and Young Graduate from UCLA’s Head Start Management Fellows Program

Melody Hedden, (Family and Community Services Manager) and Christine Young (Identification and Recruitment Manager) at Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. in Crookston recently completed training at University of California, Los Angeles’ (UCLA) Head Start Management Fellows Program. They were two of 38 graduates from UCLA’s intensive leadership program. “The Head Start Management Fellows Program played a

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Tri-Valley Head Start, Child & Family Programs Parents Attend Parents as Leaders Training Program in Washington, D.C.

Three members of the Tri-Valley Head Start/Early Head Start and Migrant & Seasonal Head Start/Migrant & Seasonal Early Head Start Policy Councils had the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. in September to attend the Parents as Leaders Training Program. Sponsored by the National Head Start Association and part of the Families Unite for Head

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Chisholm-Bennett Receives Years of Service Recognition from MinnCAP

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. staff attended the Minnesota Community Action Partnership (MinnCAP) Annual Training Conference held on August 1-3 at the Sanford Center in Bemidji, Minn. Staff took part in Legislative General Sessions, listened to speakers on various topics, and took part in several educational breakout sessions. In conjunction with the annual training conference, 25

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Tri-Valley Implements Farm to Head Start

Jami Nunn, Food and Nutrition Specialist has been partnering with the Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy to implement Farm to Head Start in Tri-Valley Opportunity Councils Head Start centers. Farm to Head Start works to connect early child care and education settings to local food producers with the objectives of serving locally-grown, healthy foods

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New center is here to alleviate shortage of local childcare options

The Learning Tree — a childcare center to meet the needs of all families. By Deb Moldaschel, Editor (The Sleepy Eye Herald-Dispatch) Kurk Kramer, Sleepy Eye EDA Coordinator, said the shortage of childcare options for Sleepy Eye families has been on his radar for several years. “Through my visits with local business people, and discussions

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