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29 October 2014, by , in blog, Budgeting, Head Start, Savings, Supplies, Uncategorized, Comments off
Reduce Office Supply Costs and Manage Head Start Purchases There are certain purchases associated with running an early childhood education program that cannot be neglected. While it is possible to lower supply costs for extra “nice to have” supplies and services, some purchases are required for the daily operation and success of the program. Office supplies are needed to stay on top of paperwork and record-keeping requirements, making them very much an essential purchase. However, it is important to reduce office supply costs whenever you can to ensure that the money for your Head Start program is being used as effectively as possible. One way to accomplish this is through...
29 October 2014, by , in blog, Budgeting, Head Start, Savings, Supplies, Comments off
Head Start Budget Cuts: Save With Wholesale Cleaning Supplies One of the most difficult parts of running a Head Start program is dealing with the constant fluctuations in federal funding for this very important early childhood learning service. Head Start budget cuts have plagued the organization in recent years, leaving administrators to scramble and find new ways to save money on basic costs for supplies that are required to run the program. Wholesale janitorial supplies and office supplies from a discount supply source can help, but the biggest change that needs to occur is a change in the way that we approach our purchasing overall. How Supply Source Can Help...
25 September 2014, by , in blog, Budgeting, Development, Education, Food, Head Start, Health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, Comments off
Food Purchasing for Head Start: How to Deal With Picky Eaters When it comes to feeding toddlers and preschoolers, to say that it is an “adventure” is a bit of an understatement. The National Head Start Association provides early childhood education and nutrition opportunities to the children and families who participate in its programs. You might imagine that the teachers and care givers who work for the Head Start Program experience a lot of situations with picky eaters and kids who don’t want to try new things. Quality Nutrition on a Budget Despite the drastic sequester budget cuts that administrators of the Head Start Program were forced to deal with...
25 September 2014, by , in blog, Budgeting, Head Start, Savings, Supplies, Comments off
Wholesale Cleaning Supplies: Ways to Lower Costs for Head Start When it comes to providing a quality program for early childhood education, Head Start gets top marks nationwide. However, with the many budget cuts that federal legislators have made to these programs in recent years, it has become important to lower costs for Head Start operations wherever possible. To avoid reducing participation numbers or cutting valuable staff members, many administrators have turned to using discount supply source programs such as SupplySource to help them save money on janitorial and office supplies. Outside of early childhood education programs, the cost of cleaning supplies has gone up for consumers as well. The...
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...
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...