Veterans Day was Nov. 11; an opportunity to thank all military personnel, past and present, for their service and sacrifice for our country and our freedom. As you continue to share your appreciation, please extend your gratitude and recognition to all the military family members as well – for their sacrifice is also great.
Here is the November 2016 edition of the Early Learning Program Updates, which provides important Early Childhood Education information for administrators, teachers, families and community members.
The purpose of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Youth Program is to ensure that all children and youth, including preschoolers, have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education, as non-homeless children and youth. See more at the Ohio Department of Education's McKinney-Vento Resources for Awareness.
As a parent or other caring adult, when we look to prevent or change particular behaviors in children, we sometimes do so by attempting to instill fear (scare tactics). Prevention experts advise that scare tactics and over-dramatic statements will not get the attention of your child when talking about substance abuse prevention.
Did you know teen medicine abuse is on the rise? There was a 33 percent increase in American teens abusing prescription drugs over a five-year period. Prescription meds now rank in the top three most popular drugs of choice among youth, just after marijuana and alcohol. Statistics reveal that ONE in FOUR teens have misused or abused prescription drugs.