October is Head Start Awareness Month!
A Head Start Success Story - Justin Conroy
I am writing this letter to thank the Head Start program of South Dakota and all who are involved for their hard work and dedication. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincere thanks to the Head Start program that assisted me in preparing me for my educational career.
As a young boy on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, I started my education at Head Start in Kyle, SD. Not knowing or understanding how much the program would impact my life, I am grateful for the education that was provided to me and to my classmates. Being a part of Head Start was a positive experience for me and enabled me to grow emotionally and culturally. I had a positive learning experience from Head Start and appreciate the hard work and dedication from the
program. Early childhood education is an important factor for our youth and our future.
Justin C. Conroy, Ed. D.
Central High School
Rapid City, SD 57701
Read comments from SD Head Start families below:
"My daughter now has all the skills necessary to move on to kindergarten and is doing great!"
"Head Start has impacted our family in more ways than I can write, but some examples are helping my son learn everything from colors and shapes to tasting a new texture, gaining new and fun ideas and activities that the whole family can co, and teaching us as a family."
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Kristin Lindeen, QBQ!
Luis Hernandez, Western Kentucky University
Dr. Robert Greenleaf, Greenleaf Learning
Breakout sessions with the Office of Head Start National Training Centers
Evening excursions to Mount Rushmore and Deadwood (fees apply)
For more information about speakers, sessions, and registration, visit our website.
Region VIII Conference Website
South Dakota Children Need Your Voice!
More and more children across the nation are losing the valuable services that Head Start provides through the Government Shutdown. Contact our Congressmen. Tell them about the good things Head Start provides for children and families. Tell them that Washington is hurting our most vulnerable population.
Be a voice for Head Start!
Senator Tim Johnson 136 Hart Senate Office Building . Washington, DC 2051 .
phone (202) 224-5842 . fax (202) 228-5765
Senator John Thune United States Senate SD-511 . Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-232 Fax: (202) 228-542 Toll-Free: 1-866-850-3855
Representative Kristi Noem 1323 Longworth House Office Building . Washington, DC 20515
Toll-Free Phone: (855) 225-2801 Phone: (202) 225-2801 Fax: (202) 225-5823
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