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Join us Saturday at the Southern Colorado Farmworkers' Services Coalition Farmworker "Self Care Fair" in Rocky Ford.
Reminder: Otero College Child Development Services Head Start students will have early release at noon on Thursday, October 19 and Thursday, October 26.
Periodically, staff has the opportunity to participate in wellness activities led by our Wellness team in conjunction with the WELL (Wellbeing of the ECE Workforce in Low-resourced Locations) program. Recently, staff completed mindfulness calendars and submitted them to be entered into a drawing for prizes donated by WELL. Pictured here are winners from the Las Animas Center (left to right) Betsy, Christina and Jamayka.
Hey parents! We want to chat! Be sure to download the Otero College Child Development Services app so we can connect with you!
Attention Head Start families: Program hours for centers in Lamar, Las Animas, La Junta, Rocky Ford and Manzanola will change to 7:45 am until 3:15 pm beginning October 16. Breakfast will begin at 7:45 am. If you have questions, please contact your Center Manager.
Since 1965, Head Start programs have provided services to more than 37 million children. Dedicated staff not only spark the love of learning in our little ones, but they also nurture the well-being of their families. Discover what Head Start programs offer at www.cdsheadstart.com
The City of La Junta, La Junta Police Department, La Junta Fire Department and Emergency Services visited Early Head Start in La Junta this morning as part of the program's safety presentation during socialization. Thank you to the City crews for taking the time to visit with our families!
More pictures from the Early Settlers Day Tryke Races in La Junta on Saturday.
Otero College Child Development Services hosted the Tryke Races Saturday in La Junta. The event was part of La Junta Chamber of Commerce's Early Settlers Day celebration and sponsored by DeBourgh Manufacturing. CDS gave participating children helmets, knee pads and elbow pads. Thank you to everyone who participated and volunteered for the event!
Be sure to check out the Tricycle Races at Early Settlers Day in La Junta on September 9!
The Otero College Child Development Services Head Start team participated in the Arkansas Valley Fair parade Friday morning. We are still enrolling Head Start (preschool) and Universal Preschool for the 23-24 school year! Call 719-384-3100 to be connected to one of our schools!
We hope to see you at Early Settlers Day in La Junta on September 9!
Otero College Child Development Services is looking for a Family Health Advocate to join our team at the La Junta Center! Apply today at cdsheadstart.com
There is still time to register your child for preschool! Open enrollment will be held August 10 in Lamar, Las Animas, La Junta, Manzanola and Rocky Ford. Visit with our staff about Head Start and Universal Preschool.
The Migrant and Seasonal Head Start team was rocking the day away Saturday in Fowler during the town's annual Missouri Day celebration. We are still enrolling for Migrant and Seasonal Head Start in Manzanola, Boone, Alamosa and Center. We are also enrolling for the 23-24 school year in Lamar, Las Animas, La Junta, Rocky Ford and Manzanola. Call 719-384-3100 for more information.
First day of school at Lamar, Las Animas, La Junta, Rocky Ford and Manzanola Head Start centers is August 21!
Santiago M. and his Early Head Start friends recently attended an end-of-year celebration at the Pueblo Zoo. Families toured the Zoo, participated in a scavenger hunt and enjoyed a lunch provided by Otero College Child Development Services and community partners.