Seasonal workers find help with Head Start in Rochester

Story courtesy of Christina Killion Valdez, life@postbulletin.com After years of bouncing between jobs and relying on family to care for her three children, Nimo Keyman, of Rochester, found stability in what’s designed to be a temporary program, Migrant and Seasonal Head Start. From April to November, Migrant and Seasonal Head Start offers child development, health

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Tri-Valley Opportunity Council Receives Five Year Head Start Grants

After a national competition and 18 months of waiting, local Community Action Agency receives a Notice of Award from federal funding source [Office of Head Start] Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received two federal grant awards for Head Start and Early Head Start in Northwestern Minnesota and for the

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Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation Donates Books to Tri-Valley Head Start

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. would like to thank the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation for their generous donation of 650 books for the children and families at the South Central Area Learning Center (Winnebago), South Eastern Learning Site (Rochester) and Elysian Area Learning Center (Elysian) through the Book Start grant. Photo left to right: Jenn Derry- Winnebago

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Tri-Valley Head Start/Early Head Start Policy Council Representative Receives Three-Year Recognition Award

Andraeh Szczech has been with the Tri-Valley Region V Head Start/Early Head Start since 2010 as the Representative for the Crookston center.  Andraeh held the Vice President position for the 2010-2011 program year and the President position for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 program years.  Andraeh has been very active in the Minnesota Head Start Association

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Brenda Sonora Completes CCEI's Online Child Development Associate Certificate Program

(Taken from the Child Care Education Institute Newsletter: http://www.cceionline.edu/newsletters/May_13_ext.html#LETTER.BLOCK18) Congratulations to Brenda Sonora for successfully completing CCEI’s Online Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate Program of Study Brenda started her career in early childhood as a substitute teacher for Head Start, and currently works with infants and toddlers in a Migrant Head Start. She enjoys art

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DeMers Honored with National Head Start Association Award

(Crookston, Minn.)- Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Dennis P. DeMers was bestowed with the Head Start Pioneers Award at the 2013 Living Our Legacy Luncheon. The luncheon was part of the 40th Annual Head Start Conference held on Wednesday, May 1 in Washington, D.C. and hosted by the National Head Start Association (NHSA).

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Minnesota Head Start Association Recognizes Local Participant as a Minnesota Head Start Hero

The Minnesota Head Start Association (MHSA) recently honored Coral Essence-Amber Locke as a Minnesota Head Start Hero (Head Start Child who has made tremendous developmental progress). Coral was recognized at the Minnesota Head Start Heroes Ceremony held at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul, Minn. on March 13, 2013. She attends Head Start

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Tri-Valley Hosts Successful Norman County Parent Workshop

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council’s West Adventure Center (WAC) in Hendrum, Minn. hosted the Norman County Parent Workshop on Saturday, March 9 at the Norman County West Elementary School. The event had several sessions and speakers with topics that were geared to both parents and children. Workshop sessions focused on reducing stress, organization, budgeting, relaxation, fitness, and

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