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Meals for Children

5/29/2020

◾St. Cloud Summer Meal Distribution 2020

◦ISD 742 has teamed up with the Yes Network to distribute meals in the St. Cloud area for the summer months.

◦Meal distribution will begin June 1st, Monday-Friday.

◦Meals are free for all kids 18 years old and younger.

◦No pork or peanut butter will be served.

◦Click on this link for meal distribution locations and times.

◾Free Meals for Kids 2020

◦This is a mobile app for the State of MN to assist families in finding free summer meals near them.

◦Click on the links below for info sheets in English, Spanish, and Somali.

English

Spanish

Somali

◦Please note:

•This app will be updated as more sites are added.

•If you currently search for summer meals on the USDA’s website, no results for MN will show up, as our state has not submitted summer meal info to USDA.

◾Other local school districts

◦Many of our local school districts are transitioning over to their summer meals program.

◦Check district websites for the most up to date information.

COVID-19 or “Coronavirus” Information

5/26/2020

Children and Family Resources in COVID-19 Response

Click this link for for information

3/10/2020

Please click on the link below for important information about COVID-19 or “Coronavirus”.

COVID-19/”Coronavirus”

 

Attendance Focus:

If your child misses 2 days a month of preschool, he/she likely won’t be reading at grade level by grade 3.

Your child was born ready to learn:

  •   Between birth and age five, the brain develops more than any other time in life.
  •   Your child is learning all the time.
  •   During the first five years, these learning experiences help build connections in the brain to prepare for future learning.

 

Everyday activities with your child are really learning opportunities for your child:

Teaching children

 

When parents are involved in their children’s education, children do better in school.

 

For parents of enrolled children:

 

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Nutrition

Reach-Up Head Start proudly prepares nutritious meals and snacks to the children we serve. We participate and follow the meal pattern set by the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). At Reach-Up Head Start, we introduced your child to a wide variety of foods. Our menus reflect the diverse cultures represented in our program. No pork is offered on our menus. Daily breakfast and lunch are served family meal style to promote a positive environment for children to try new foods and learn table manners while engaging in a lively conversation.

We are proud to partner with local farmers from the Central Minnesota  area to provide locally grown fruits and vegetables to our children at all centers. Look for our Farm to Head Start symbol on the menus.

 

 

 

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they are applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:

  •   http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing)cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
  •   Mail –
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
  •   Fax – 202-690-7442
  •   Email – program.intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.