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Ms. Janet’s Webster City Head Start class visited the Iowa Central Community College Dental Clinic on Tuesday, February 27th.  Here the children learned about teeth being the strongest bone in their body. They got to ‘ride’ in the dentist chair, wear ‘cool’ sunglasses to protect their eyes from the bright light, and the dental students even painted their teeth with […]
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On Friday, February 2, 2018, Tucker Turtle was an honored guest for the entire school PBIS assembly for Ms Linda’s Riverside Head Start class. Ms Linda read the Tucker Turtle story about taking time to calm down. Her students joined in the fun acting out the steps: Take time to himself, Take deep breaths & Think. Tucker Turtle teaches good […]
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Maple Drive and Riverside:  Classrooms closed December 21 – January 1.  Class resumes January 2, 2018. Dakota City: Classrooms closed December 21 – January 2.  Class resumes January 3, 2018. Webster City: Classrooms closed December 21 – January 1.  Class resumes January 2, 2018.
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The Webster City Head Start Class room enjoyed a visit from Miss Trista Peitzman of Iowa Public TV (IPTV). We learned about shows just for kids that help us learn letters,shapes, colors, numbers and more. We watched an episode of Peg + Cat, then we did our own math fun by collecting “chicks” (cotton balls). Miss Trista brought us a 24″ […]
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Energy Assistance is available for families through Upper Des Moines Opportunity as of November 1st.  You will need to call and set up an appointment through your local Upper Des Moines office at 515-576-7774. Bring the following to the appointment: *Proof of income for all people in the home over age 19- (including the last 3 months of paycheck stubs […]
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Here are some tips to help you prepare your home for winter: Furnace Inspection — Stock up on furnace filters and change them monthly or ask your landlord to change them for you.  Remove all flammable material form the area surrounding your furnace. Check the Exterior Doors and Windows — Use weather stripping around doors to prevent cold air from […]
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On Saturday, October 21, 2017, YOUR Inc Head Start and Early Head Start employees enjoyed a fun day with community families at the Fort Dodge Crossroads Mall during Kidzmania.  Tucker Turtle was there in person to take pictures, dance and give high-fives… all while teaching about taking a time when you get angry.  Each person was encouraged to decorate their ‘own’ paper […]
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Come on out to the Crossroads mall in Fort Dodge, IA on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm.  Admission and all activities are FREE!  Activities include ISU Insect Zoo, Bluedorn Science Imaginarium, balloons and facepainting, games & crafts.  There are also stage performances by Vicky’s dance and tumbling Academy, Hollingsworth School of Dance & Gymnastics, magician […]
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Humboldt County Community Foundation awarded Your Own United Resources grant funds to assist in the purchase of a Hatch computer, and will be used by students in the Dakota City classroom.  The Hatch computer is pre-loaded with age appropriate educational software, and this software is directly tied to the curriculum goals of the program.  Teachers will be able to quickly […]
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Who wants to cook & do dishes on a Monday night?!?!  Not us… Monday, September 18 from 5-8pm, 12 Y.O.U.R. Head Start employees had fun while helping to raise over $300 by ‘giving back to the community’.  These employees volunteered their Monday night to clear & clean tables, refill drinks, scrape plates, fill silverware/plates, and of course visit and interact […]
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