Release Date June 22, 2007
Head Start of Greater Dallas, Inc. has received a grant from the Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation in the amount of $30,000. The grant will support the installation of new playground equipment at the recently constructed Brookhaven College Head Start Center, designated Building E, which will open its doors for classes in August, with a grand opening ceremonies planned for October 11, 2007. The center will have eight classrooms and serve up to 160 children of eligible Brookhaven College students and area low-income families with infants or children up to five years of age.
The Dallas Association for the Education of Young Children named Elizabeth “Jane” Rowe, child development professor, as this year’s winner of the Pat Kennedy “Educator of the Year” Award. The award is given to an individual in higher education who has had a positive impact in the field of early childhood education. The award was presented at the association’s “Honoring Our Profession” event at the Dallas Museum of Art on June 21.
More than 120 child care professionals attended a very successful annual conference at Brookhaven College on June 16. Topics ranged from science to cooking to early language experiences. The faculty and staff members for child development coordinate these summer workshops each year. The workshop was funded by WorkSource for Dallas County through Rhonda Rakow at Child Care Group, Inc., enabling low cost classes with top-quality local trainers. A second session will take place on June 23 with 160 participants already registered.
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