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Welcome to the Reach-Up Head Start blog! Here you will find information about our programs, stories from our staff and families, mental health resources, news and event information, our virtual wellness room, and more.

June Edition of The Whistler

OPIOID EPIDEMIC Of the estimated 2.1 million Americans currently in the grip of opioid addiction, many are women of childbearing age. The young-adult population has been hardest hit, proportionately, with…

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May Edition of The Whistler

ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH Facts About Alcohol: *88,000 deaths are annually attributed to excessive alcohol use *Alcoholism is the 3rd leading lifestyle-related cause of death in the nation *Excessive alcohol use…

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April Edition of The Whistler

SLEEP TO REMEMBER – REMEMBER TO SLEEP 7 Reasons Children Need a Good Night of Sleep, Every Night… 1. Supports physical growth 2. Helps the heart 3. Affects weight 4.…

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March Edition of The Whistler

March is National Nutrition Month® This year’s campaign title is, “Go Further with Food.” The way you can, “Go Further with Food” is to: 1. Plan meals and snacks in…

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February Edition of The Whistler

BE HEART-HEALTHY Make a Date With Your Heart! February is American Heart Month, and Valentine’s Day is a great time to start taking steps to be heart-healthy. Prevent and control…

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Farm to Head Start Program

Child care providers and early care settings often have a variety of reasons for participating in Farm to Early Care activities. For Haley Anderson, Nutrition Services Coordinator at Reach Up…

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June Edition of The Whistler

TICK TALK PROMPT TICK REMOVAL IS IMPORTANT. Powassan Virus can be transmitted to humans much faster than Lyme Disease. In animal studies, the virus could be passed from tick to…

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May Edition of The Whistler

Keep Calm and Vaccinate There are currently vaccines available for 18 dangerous or deadly diseases. Over the years, these vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of…

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April Edition of The Whistler

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Blue Ribbon Campaign began in Virginia in 1989 when a grandmother tied a blue ribbon to the antenna of her van to…

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New Website

Welcome to our new website! We hope you like the new and improved Reach-Up Head Start website. You will find everything you need under the easy navigation tabs:   Parent…

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