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					       THE HEAD START HERALD
 December/ January 2012            Head Start Child and Family Services, Inc.




  HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
HEAD START CHILD AND
 FAMILY SERVICES INC.

   BOARD OF DIRECTORS

   Renee Henson- President
  Karen Tyler- Vice President
   Jason Mitchell- Treasurer
       Dr. Joann Harper
          Judy Ritter
   Francee Doolittle- Hunter
       Heather Johnston

Policy Council Liaison to Board:
          Julie Jones


POLICY COUNCIL OFFICERS

  Luke Cureton- Chairperson
 Misty Allen- Vice Chairperson
    Tia Rushing- Secretary
 Madia Smith- Asst. Secretary



 THE 2010-2011 ANNUAL REPORT IS
          AVAILABLE AT
   WWW. HEADSTARTINC.ORG
            OR AT THE
  HSCFS ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE
 LOCATED AT 302 POINTER TRAIL
WEST, VAN BUREN FOR THE PUBLIC
             TO VIEW.
                          CENTER NEWS!
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EARLY HEAD START CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER   HEAD START CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
                         CENTER NEWS!
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GREENWOOD HEAD START
                         CENTER NEWS!
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                             COMPONENT CORNER
   December/ January 2012                                               Head Start Child and Family Services, Inc.


EDUCATION AND TRANSITION

Outdoor Play
                                                     SPECIAL SERVICES
Physical exercise and fresh air are important for
your child’s health and well-being. We take
children outdoors every day so they can use all of
their large muscles. They move around, breathe
fresh air, and catch balls and bugs. They lie on
the ground to watch clouds and birds, and they
climb high to look down. We talk about the things
children see, hear, touch, smell and feel so they
become aware of changes in the weather, the
seasons, plants and animals.

Playing outdoors helps your child learn to
     Notice and appreciate the natural world
     Discover how water puddles during rain
        and disappears when the sun comes out
     Follow shadows
     Use his or her body in increasingly skillful
        ways

What You Can Do at Home

Fresh air and exercise are very important to your
child’s health and yours. Try to spend time with
your child outdoors every day except when the
weather is dangerous. Watch what your child
notices and show that you are also interested.
Children love to collect things and then play with
them. They sort them, make patterns with them,
and pretend with them. Bring along a container
or plastic bag when you go outdoors so your child
can collect treasures along the way and bring
them home to examine. You also can plan special
activities outdoors. Here are some ideas:

       Bring paper and crayons outside so your
        child can draw what he or she sees.
       Take a pail of water and large brushes so
        your child can paint the sidewalk or
        fence.
       Brig colored chalk for sidewalk.
       Play catch with balls of all sizes.

Make time each day to be outdoors with your
child, exploring, making discoveries, and enjoying
nature.
                           COMPONENT CORNER
December/ January 2012                                                   Head Start Child and Family Services, Inc.




FROM DR. JACK                             HEALTH AND NUTRITION SERVICES


     Happy New Year!!                             Primatene Mist has been Discontinued
                                          The only over-the-counter asthma inhaler sold in the United States
Three items that are vital in keeping     will no longer be available next year as part of a phase-out of
     the children we serve safe and       epinephrine inhalers containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).
healthy. Please keep these in mind
       throughout this new year.          Epinephrine CFC inhalers, marketed as Primatene Mist, are being
                                          phased out because they use CFCs as a propellant (spray) to move
                                          the medicine out of the inhaler so patients can breathe the medicine
  1)    Keep the temperatures of hot      into their lungs.
 foods hot (greater than 140 F), and
the cold foods cold (less than 40 F).     Primatene Mist is approved by the Food and Drug Administration
Children are especially vulnerable to     (FDA) for the temporary relief of occasional symptoms of mild
  food borne illnesses that emanate       asthma. FDA urges those who use Primatene Mist to see a health
                                          care professional now to switch to another asthma medicine.
     from foods not kept in the safe
           temperature range.
                                          “There are many other safe and effective medications to treat the
                                          symptoms of asthma,” says Badrul Chowdhury, M.D., Ph.D.,
 2)     Look at the child's plate and     director of FDA’s Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and
 assess: Is she or he eating at least a   Rheumatology Products. But you need to find out if you really have
 bite of each of the foods offered. A     asthma—not just pick another over-the-counter medicine, adds
                                          Chowdhury. “If you have breathing problems but have not been
  variety of the foods consumed are
                                          diagnosed by a health care professional, it’s important to see one.
 extremely important for the young,
                                          Not all breathing problems are asthma, so you need to get an
 active, growing child. Not just the      accurate diagnosis and the proper medicine.”
     meat, or just the vegetables, or
             only the fruits.             FDA first began public discussion about the use of CFCs for
                                          epinephrine inhalers in January 2006. FDA finalized the phase-out
3)     Any finally, keep the children
                                          date for using CFCs in these inhalers and notified the public in
                                          November 2008.
  moving: Some type of structured
 activity during the day or planned       Many manufacturers have changed their inhalers to replace CFCs
              for the week.               with a propellant called hydrofluoroalkane (HFA). For instance,
                                          albuterol HFA inhalers can be used in the same way you use
 And, to you too - this advice works      epinephrine CFC inhalers. You can only buy albuterol HFA
  well for you and for your family.
                                          inhalers—or any inhaler after Dec. 31—with a prescription from
                                          your doctor. There is currently no over-the-counter or prescription
                                          epinephrine inhaler made without CFCs.     Updated Sept. 22, 2011
           Happy New Year,


                Dr. Jack
                         COMPONENT CORNER
December/ January 2012                             Head Start Child and Family Services, Inc.




                              FAMILY PARTNERSHIP
             MRS. JANET’S RECIPE CORNER
  December/ January 2012                                             Head Start Child and Family Services, Inc.




Pancakes
1 ½ cup of all purpose flour
2 ½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
                                                     Find our new winter menu for meals
1 tbsp sugar
2 fresh large eggs
                                                     and snacks provided to the enrolled
¾ cup of lowfat milk
1 tsp vanilla                                         Head Start, Early Head Start, and
                                                         ABC children on our website
3 tbsp vegetable oil

Blend flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a
mixer or with a wire whip. In a separate bowl
combine eggs, milk, vanilla, and vegetable oil.
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Stir to mix. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry
ingredients. Stir to mix for about 30 seconds. The
batter will be lumpy. DO NOT OVERMIX.
Lightly grease or spray with oil a griddle or
heavy frying pan. Portion pancake batter with a
¼ cup dry measuring cup filled about ¾ full.
Pour so that pancakes is covered with bubbles
and the bottom side is lightly browned. Turn
and cook until lightly browned on the other side.
Serve immediately or reheat in a covered pan in
the oven. To reheat a pan full of pancakes, place
foil covered pan in a 350 degree oven for about 5
minutes.



Maple Applesauce Topping
2 ½ cups (23 ounce jar) canned applesauce
3 tbsp maple flavor pancake syrup

In a bowl stir together applesauce and syrup
until blended. Use as a topping for pancakes,
waffles, French toast, ice cream, or plain cake.
Other syrup flavors may be substituted for the
maple flavored pancake syrup as: blueberry,
strawberry, honey, etc.

¼ cup provides ¼ cup of fruit.
  December/ January 2012                                                                     Head Start Child and Family Services, Inc.
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                         CENTER LOCATIONS                                                                                                                     SERVICES, INC.

Barling Head Start Center             Greenwood Head Start Center                               Van Buren Part Year Center
308 Church Street                     441 Gary Street                                           1924 Mulberry Circle
Barling, AR 72923                     Greenwood, AR 72936                                       Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 452-1072                        (479) 996-8822                                            (479) 474-7427

Briarwood HS Center                   Mulberry HS/ ABC Center                                   Van Buren Full Year Center
3400 Duke Avenue                      1319 Main                                                 4320 Lura Lane
Fort Smith, AR 72908                  Mulberry, AR 72947                                        Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 648-1908                        (479) 997-8136                                            (479) 474-5742

Coleman HS Center                     Head Start Child Development                              Sutton Head Start/ ABC
1816 North 8th                        3500 North 6th                                            4400 North N Street
Fort Smith, AR 72904                  Fort Smith AR, 72904                                      Fort Smith, AR 72904
(479)782-9376                         (479) 783-0230                                            (479) 242-2463

Dallas HS / ABC Center                Early Head Start                                          Cedarville Head Start Center
6808 Dallas Street                    3500 North 6th                                            630 Pirates Way
Fort Smith, AR 72904                  Fort Smith, AR 72904                                      Cedarville, AR 72932
(479) 242-2059                        (479) 784-5101                                            (479)474-2353

Alma Head Start Center                Trinity Head Start Center                                 Cedarville ABC           Armstrong Head Start
513 London Street                     918 North 9th                                             9530 Pirates Way         503 Access Rd Suite E
Alma, AR 72921                        Van Buren, AR 72956                                       Cedarville, AR 72932     Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 632-2154                        (479) 474-1781                                            (479) 474-2730           479-262-6244

Crawford and Sebastian County Home Base (479) 474-9378




                If you would like more information on the Head Start Child and Family
          Services, Inc. programs, please visit our website, www.headstartinc.org or
                                                                                     call 479-474-9378.



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