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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...
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, 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...
How to Deal with Picky Eaters
25 September 2014, by , in blog, Food, Head Start, Health, Nutrition, Comments off
Food Purchasing for Head Starts: 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...
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...