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How Bulk Food Suppliers Can Help Reduce Head Start Budgets
25 September 2014, by , in blog, Food, Head Start, News, Comments off
How Bulk Food Suppliers Can Help Reduce Head Start Budgets Early childhood education is one of the most important things that we can provide to our children. Early education will help them to find success in school and throughout their lives. One program that has helped children from lower-class families gain access to quality education is Head Start. Unfortunately, despite the success of Head Start Programs, federal budgets cause many to vote to reduce funding to this program.  As a result, Head Start administrators look for new ways to cut costs without negatively impacting their community. What Head Start Provides Why are Head Starts important to the future of our country?...
25 September 2014, by , in blog, Budgeting, Education, Head Start, Savings, Supplies, Comments off
How to Manage Head Start Purchases and Lower Supply Costs Every company wants to save money. The more you can reduce your overhead, the more profit you will make. In the case of early education programs like Head Start, the more you can lower supply costs, the more programs you will be able to offer to participants. With all of the federal budget cuts that have hit Head Start programs in recent years, it pays to find new ways to manage purchases, reduce costs and lower overhead to create a reserve that might be able to see the program through despite cuts or delays on payments. SupplySource is a discount...
14 August 2014, by , in blog, Budgeting, Food, Head Start, Uncategorized, Comments off
Community Service: Food Supply Services & Head Start Program It is kind of hard to believe that the Head Start Program will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. On one hand, it sort of seems as if this program has always been available to help low-income families get their children access to the early learning education and other essential Pre-K programs that they need in order to succeed in school. On the other hand, for many children who were unable to participate in the program due to Head Start budget cuts from the federal government, economic issues that have plagued our country in various regions and as the program...
14 August 2014, by , in blog, Budgeting, Education, Head Start, Savings, Supplies, Comments off
Wholesale Janitorial Supplies to Lower Costs for Head Start Since the federal government made announcements that it would be putting more money into Head Start Programs nationwide, many citizens and parents believed that the crisis was over. Unfortunately, the fallout from the Sequestration that left Head Start and other federally funded programs without financial resources, is still causing layoffs, placement reductions and closures across the country. One only has to do a quick search in the news to find stories about possible layoffs, programs being shut down, spaces for children in-need being reduced and other damaging issues surrounding Head Start. Administrators are looking for new ways to manage Head Start...
14 August 2014, by , in blog, Budgeting, Head Start, Savings, Supplies, Comments off
Head Start Programs: 7 Tips to Save Money on Office Supplies A pen here, a pack of printer paper there – when left unchecked, the cost of office and janitorial supplies for Head Start Programs can quickly get out of control. Think about all the things you have to buy to keep your office running: from printer cartridges to staples, paperclips to basic cleaning supplies, it can all add up before you know it. Learning how to save money on office supplies can help Head Start Programs to overcome budgetary issues. Working with a discount supply source can also help you save on janitorial and even food costs to help...
14 August 2014, by , in blog, Education, Food, Head Start, Health, Nutrition, Comments off
Head Start Programs: Parent Tips for Feeding Young Children When it comes to feeding toddlers, it can be very challenging for parents and teachers alike. Part of the success of Head Start Programs is their commitment to nutritional education and exposure to new foods that can help kids to make healthier choices as they grow. With all of the mixed information available to parents these days, it can make knowing what is healthy – and what isn’t – very difficult to understand. Feeding young children, whether at home or in Head Start Programs, can be very challenging. The tips provided here are designed to help parents and teachers provide the...
28 July 2014, by , in blog, Budgeting, Development, Education, Food, Head Start, Health, News, Comments off
Closures Still Happening Nationwide: Head Start Budget Issues Despite the fact that Sequestration is over and that funds have been allotted by the federal government in the most recent budget for the early childhood education program known as Head Start, closures are still happening nationwide. Administrators who were unable to make ends meet and manage Head Start purchases in order to keep the doors open are sadly having to cut spaces or close down programs entirely. The fallout from these past budget cuts is still affecting the children and families who depend on these programs for education, healthcare, nutrition and support in just about every state. Children and Families Feel...
28 July 2014, by , in blog, Budgeting, Education, Education news, Head Start, Comments off
The Many Benefits of Early Education Programs for Families Head Start administrators have an awesome responsibility. Studies show that early education programs have many more benefits than previous realized. Getting children ready for school by teaching them the basic fundamentals, which are often missed out on in low-income family situations where private preschool is not in the budget, is just part of the equation. Setting up a basic standard of healthcare, providing healthy nutrition, dental care opportunities and encouraging family participation are just some of the other jobs that Head Start administrators undertake. Budgeting for Benefits It is important for Head Start Programs to offer children and their families as...
Head Start Programs: Avoid Food Mistakes for Better Health One of the great things about the Head Start Program is its commitment to early childhood nutrition and building healthy eating habits. They teach kids and parents about improving diet by introducing healthy fresh fruits and vegetables in order to encourage a lifetime of good skills. Children can be picky eaters, but there are ways to help them try new things without making mistakes that could be stumbling blocks throughout their childhood. Bad habits can lead to health problems, such as diabetes, childhood obesity and other issues that could pose as a challenge later in life. Head Start Program administrators know...
28 July 2014, by , in blog, Budgeting, Head Start, Savings, Supplies, Comments off
Lower Costs for Head Start: Give Kids Better Opportunities Head Start Programs are very beneficial to local low-income families and their children. Not only do kids build the basic skills they need to be successful when they get into school, but they also gain access to a whole host of healthy opportunities that they might otherwise not experience. It costs a lot to run a Head Start Program. With all of the budget cuts that these early childhood education services have experienced in the past couple of years and the setbacks caused by Sequestration, which are still being felt nationwide, it is more important than ever before to find new...