Las Animas Families,
Starting at 5:00pm is our Fall Festival tonight at the center. Bring the whole family for games, treats, and more! See you soon!!
Hello Las Animas Families,
Attached are the November Calendar and Newsletter. Our Fall Festival will be November 16th. Please reach out if you would like to help with games/activities at the event.
Thank you so much for all you do!
Las Animas Families,
We are testing children for Lead and Hemoglobin today at the center for children who have not been tested recently and whose parents have signed the authorizations. If you have any questions, please call the center. Also, we are having Fall pictures on October 2nd. These pictures will only be individual and I will place order forms in backpacks this afternoon! Please fill them out and return them by the morning of the 2nd. Thank you so much for everything you do and call if you have any questions! 719-384-3180
Dear CDS Families,
This is a reminder that all Head Start centers will be closed on Monday September 4th, 2023. I hope you all have a wonderful four day weekend. Call the center if you have any questions.
Hello Las Animas CDS Families,
Important Dates Coming Up:
-Fall Registration for new families Thurs. 8/10/23 from 9am to 6pm
-Pool Party for Everyone! Friday 8/11/23 @ 6pm @ Las Animas City Pool *Free entry, food, & drinks*
-Last Parent Orientation Monday 8/14/23 @ 1pm *Please Call if you are unable to attend*
-Home visits all next week with new Lead Teacher Ms. Valeria 8/14 - 8/18 *Ms. Valeria will call to schedule*
-School Start Monday 8/21/23!
Las Animas CDS is having Fall Registration on August 10th between 9:00am and 6:00pm. Registration is for preschool children ages 3 to 5 years old. This is for families looking for services for this school year. Please call if you have any questions or need to schedule a time to register on a different date or time.
Las Animas CDS is excited to announce our Back to School Pool Party! On August 11th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm we will be hosting a pool party at the Las Animas City Pool. Everyone is invited! Free food and drinks! Free Entry to everyone until capacity is reached. Share and invite all your friends and family!
Our Las Animas Head Start teaching staff felt so appreciative this week, Teacher Appreciation Week, with their flowers, cute keychains and personalized shirts! Center Manager Jamayka Savage said, "We are so grateful to have staff like them who love, care for, show up and teach our children every day!!" Pictured are (left to right) Ms. Christina, Center Aide; Ms. Bobbie, Lead Teacher and Ms. Betsy, Teacher Aide.
Las Animas CDS invites you to Movie Night at the Bent Co. Library! Wednesday May 10th @ 3:30pm we will have snacks, crafts, and a movie for any and all families in the area! You do not have to be enrolled in CDS to attend. If you are interested in enrolling or have any questions, please call 719-384-3180 with any questions! See you there!
Las Animas Child Development Services Spring Registration Dates - We have 4 different opportunities approaching for families to register their preschool age children for the 23-24 school year. If you are unavailable for all of these dates and times, please give our center a call at 719-384-3180 to schedule a time to enroll your child(ren). We hope to see you there!
Parent Workshop Tomorrow, 3/14/23, at 2:30pm! We have invited our Facilities Operations Specialist to come speak with all of our families about how best practices in emergency situations. Please meet us in our annex building at 2:30pm!
Hello! We are asking families to fill out a Parent Survey for the 22-23 School Year. We are looking for 100% participation from our Las Animas families. This is a great time to give us feedback on how we can better you and your child's experience with Head Start. Please click the link and complete the online survey before Friday February 24th, 2023 at 5:00pm. If you are unable to complete the online survey, we have a paper copy at the center. Let a staff member know you need a paper copy and one will be provided. You only need to complete the survey 1 time (on paper or online). Thank you so much for all your support!
Our Beads, Beans, & Bingo event is TONIGHT @ Las Animas CDS at 4:30pm. The kids have been practicing their songs for weeks! We have Mardi Gras activities, Dental Health activities, and Bingo! We have also picked out some AWESOME stuff for our Bingo Winners! We can't wait to see you there!
Las Animas CDS invites you and your family to our Beads, Beans, and Bingo family event on Monday February 13th at 4:30pm. Our students have been working on a performance while our staff have been working on activities to make this night super fun for the whole family! This is a community event and we encourage you all to invite anyone who may be interested in preschool services. Please call the center if you have any questions (719) 384-3180.
2023 Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP) Conferences are January 26-28th in Fort Collins, CO at the Fort Collins Marriott. Colorado Dept. of Education is paying for/reimbursing some expenses! Go online to
to submit an application! You can also call them at (303) 866-6846
Interested in free preschool? We are hosting an event in Las Animas to learn more about UPK and Head Start.
Las Animas Families,
Unfortunately, family night at the Las Animas Library that was today at 3:30pm is canceled! The good news is it will be rescheduled for another date later this month. As soon as that date is finalized, I will let you know. We are so excited to partner up with the Las Animas Library and we want to insure we have as many families in attendance as possible. Thank you so much for your understanding.
Please call our center if you have any questions 719-384-3180.
Las Animas CDS Team
Las Animas Family Night today at pick-up! Pick up your kiddo at 3:15pm and before you leave come over to the annex for music and treats! We will be here until 4:00pm so if you need to take off and come back, you will have time!
We're going to miss all of you so much over the Winter Break and we want to take the time to say Thank you for all you do!
Head Start families: Head Start stands firm on celebrating our seasons and not focusing on holidays that some families choose not to observe. On Monday, we will celebrate the characters that make us laugh and smile by wearing clothing (t-shirts, pajamas) that highlight their favorite character. No costumes will be allowed and please keep all accessories at home (crowns, wands, swords, masks, etc.). We look forward to a day of fun and continued learning for our children!