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Decorating Your Child Care Center
5 January 2018, by , in blog, Design, Education, Education news, educational articles, Head Start, Comments off
How to Decorate Your Child Care Center Keyword: decorate your child care center Creating the perfect child care center environment means striking the right balance when it comes to decor. The space should be both warm and inviting, but also a center that’s creative and educational. Where do you begin? Check out our design tips for creating a child care center setting that’s equally functional and inspirational.  *For all product links in this article you can use code: V4701 for 20% OFF & Free Shipping on all orders over $100 Here’s what you need to decorate your child care center:   The Essentials Before you have fun picking out cute...
Food & Supply Source 2018 New Year, New School Supplies!
3 January 2018, by , in blog, Education, Education news, educational articles, Head Start, News, Comments off
New Year, New School Supplies! Hey Teachers & Directors – We’ve got everything here to start your New Year. 2018 is upon us and this is the year you are going be organized & prepared. Right? Right. Once you read through our school supply list, you’ll have no fear and be saying “BRING IT ON” to the New Year.  *For all product links in this article you can use code: V4701 for 20% OFF & Free Shipping on all orders over $100 Individual whiteboards Getting kids enthusiastic and involved in the classroom is one of the chief goals of a teacher. Individual whiteboards can help you get kids on board with...
10 Fun Facts About Office Supplies
8 June 2017, by , in blog, Education, 3 comments
Let’s be honest, spending time in the office isn’t always the most fun part of the day. Looking for some fun trivia to impress your co-workers around the watercooler? Here are 10 fun facts about office supplies:   1. Astronauts use pencils in space. The pencil isn’t just for taking tests in school. In fact, astronauts count this simple tool as one of their essentials for a trip to the moon. Why is the pencil so special? Because it can write just as effectively whether it’s upside down or in zero gravity.   2. Revive old permanent markers with alcohol. When you think your favorite green Sharpie is finally dried...
26 May 2015, by , in blog, Education, Food, Head Start, Health, Nutrition, Savings, Comments off
Improve Early Childhood Education: Get the Parents Involved There has been a lot in the news lately about high-quality preschool education. Last year the Head Start budget cuts that came by way of sequestration nearly crippled the early childhood education program, causing many facilities to shut down, while low-income children and their families across the country suffered. President Obama has called on Congress again and again to help local state governments pay for high-quality preschool education – not just any early learning program, but quality learning that is offered at Head Start programs. This is not a new request. The call for high-quality education for children under the age of...
29 October 2014, by , in blog, Development, Education, Education news, Food, Health, Nutrition, Comments off
Healthy Eating: Nutritional Tips for Early Education Programs The nutrition that is given to toddlers under the age of three is more important than most people realize. Early education programs, such as Early Head Start, which caters to babies aged three and under, also provides healthy foods and nutrition as part of their educational services. Studies show that babies grow three inches or so every three months, while toddlers grow at about three to five inches throughout an entire year. However, every baby is different, so their nutritional needs may vary from child to child. Food service supplies for programs like Head Start are very important. Head Start administrators often...
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, 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, 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, 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...