Happy October!

Welcome to our HGECC Families & Friends!

It's officially Fall!

Can you believe it is October and fall is here? The leaves are starting to turn colors and fall from the trees. What a beautiful season! Our students are hard at work learning, playing, laughing, and growing! We are preparing for our parent conferences, so I am sure you will be contacted by your child's teacher if you haven't been already. We can't wait to share all of their growth and accomplishments with you.

We are also gearing up for our second annual Trunk or Treat Family event! It is going to be a fun event and we hope you all can attend!

It's going to be a great month at HGECC!

-Keri Collison

Events Coming up:

*Parent/Teacher Conferences: October 17,18,19

*No school: October 20th

*Trunk or Treat: October 26th 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Speech and Language Corner

Here are some simple functional tips on modeling techniques

for building your child’s language skills:

1. Imitation: Have your child imitate what you say.

2. Correction: Repeat your child’s words stressing the

corrected words in your version.

3. Fill in the blank: Start a sentence or phrase and let your

child finish it. For example: 1 cookie, 2 ____, 3 ____

4. Expansion: Repeat your child’s word but add descriptive

words. For example: “Dog” …the adult says “Yes, that’s

a big dog.

5. Extension: Add new or different information to what your

child has said. For example: “I’m drinking juice…the

adult says “Yes, that is apple juice. Did you know that

apples grow on trees?”

Did you know?

Conscious Discipline teaches us about the importance of meaningful connections with our children. Even five minutes a day of connecting with your child can reduce power struggles by 50%! So get down on the floor and play with your child! Include eye contact and touch in your playtime.

Meet Ms. Krystal: Our Early Head Start Teacher

Check out Ms. Krystal's website and learn about what is happening in her classroom!

The Early Head Start students learn and grow so much every day!


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Parent Committee

Have you heard about Parent Committee? Call Chelsea at 816-316-5457 to get involved!

We want to partner with you to get your input and feedback on our HG family and focus! One way to share your ideas is through our Parent Committee. We meet monthly at HGECC, and would love to see you at our next meeting!

Why does HGECC Rock?

Our Mission:

To support children in reaching their highest potential by utilizing developmentally appropriate practices in a safe and nurturing environment. By partnering with families, we build positive relationships which promote life-long learners.

TONS of great information for HGECC Families.

Car and bus rider procedures at a glance

Car Riders:

A. Please use the loop in the back of the building.

B. Have your blue card in the passenger side window when you pull up to a cone.

C. When you pull up, staff will come to you car to receive or deliver your child to you.

D. Initial the clipboard at pick up times.

Bus Riders:

A. Make sure you have your yellow bus card to receive your child from the bus.

B. Initial the clipboard/bus sheet that the driver provides to you.

C. Walk your child to the door of the bus when loading, and receive your child at the door of the bus at drop off.

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