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Growing Start

Growing Start is a parent cooperative early learning playgroup for children ages 6 weeks to pre-kindergarten. The playgroups are designed to provide the following: 

  • Opportunities for children to socialize with peers of the same age

  • Activities to encourage early leaning (creative arts, music, movement, language, and literacy)

  • Developmental Screenings

  • School readiness skills

  • Resources, training, and support for parents and caregivers

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE GROWING START PROGRAM?

  • Children ages 6 weeks to Pre-Kindergarten

  • Children who are not currently being served in Head Start, State Preschool, or a licensed Child Care facility will have first priority in enrollment.

  • Children who will be entering Kindergarten in 2016 will have priority for the kinder Group Program

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Up-to-date Immunization Records

  • Health Screening (30 days from enrollment)

  • Dental Screening (90 days from enrollment)

  • Active participation by a parent/gardian

Adult Education

Infants

Maxwell Playgroup

Infants

A past Class

Nutrition Classes

 

Classes are held most months on the third Wednesday at 9:30 am, in collaboration with Colusa County Public Health and Centers for Healthy Communities and focus on Eating Right When the Money is Tight: how to get the most out of your food dollar.  

 

 

Each class includes:

  • Cooking demonstrations

  • Tastings

  •  Tips for shopping for more with less money 

 

Make Parenting A Pleasure

 

Classes designed to strengthen parenting skills and provide support to parents of children from birth to 8 years of age. Grounded in the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework that aims to reduce the potential for child abuse, MPAP helps parents gain the tools to manage their own life challenges while developing skills to nurture the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of their children. MPAP brings parents together to share and normalize their parenting experiences, learn about typical early childhood development and parenting strategies, and develop a support network. 

Car Seat Classes

 

Classes are held on site to educate parents or guardians of the proper use and installation of the various seat types.  Staff is certified by Safe Kids Worldwide with curriculum by NHTSA.  Classes are also held at the Arbuckle Family Action Center, and First 5 Colusa. 

 

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

 

County Wide Schedule

More Information

Colusa County Office of Education

Colusa County Office of Education (CCOE) Secondary and Adult Education Classes are available at Education Village, 499 Marguerite Street, Williams. Click here for more information.  

Please contact the center for more information on adult education and services including public use computers, employment assistance and more.  

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