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Attention PARENTS who are registering for Head Start...here are two helpful tips to help your registration get processed quickly.

1. Make sure the supporting documentation you need to submit (eg. birth certificates) is clear enough for us to read it. Colour copies are best because they tend to come out clearest!

2. If you are submitting your leisure access pass as proof of income, it is the receipt that states leisure access pass we will need to see not that pass itself.

Thank you for working so hard to make sure we have the correct documentation. Let us know if you have questions or need...

Attention ABC Head Start Parents! 
We are always looking for ways to improve & make our program the best and safest it can be for you and your children. So you may have noticed a new addition to your child's school bus - seat belts! This is called integrated seating. Your role as a parent is to make sure your child is safely buckled in and to unbuckle them when they arrive home. Please watch this video to gain some helpful tips and understanding of the seat belt system. If you have any questions please contact your site Social Worker for more information.

ABC Head Start is proud to announce that we have been selected as one of 22 Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Centres across Alberta.  We are excited to build on our 32 year history of providing pre-Kindergarten and family support services to children and families in Edmonton by expanding our early childhood services to include high quality and affordable child care. 

Please click on the link for more information: News Release - ELCC.pdf

Please check the weather forecasts daily. We want to be sure that the children are dressed for the weather during the spring season. Please stay tuned to our Facebook page as we post regular updates about the activities in our Sites, and the weather and road conditions which do impact bussing.

ABC Head Start Society invites you attend our Open House, Thursday, May 24 from 1:45 - 7:00pm. Come find out more about ABC Head Start in our NEW location at Afton Elementary School. There will be great door prizes, snacks, and FREE activities for children. You can also register for ABC Head Start programs. 

Millbourne Market Mall

7629 38 Avenue

Saturday, March 10, 2018

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I was pondering once again how great my job is.  Here at ABC Head Start Society I get to write all of the THANK YOU letters and cards.  What an awesome job!  I love handwriting cards and putting down my sincere thoughts and gratitude in writing.  And I tell ya, there is a lot to be thankful for when you are the Development & Stakeholder Relations Manager at ABC Head Start Society.  The community support we receive EVERY.  SINGLE.  DAY.  is truly touching.  

This week ALONE we received two gifts, one from Associated Engineering and one from University of...

A few of us ABC Head Start Society staff were at an event on Thursday.  We had the opportunity to chat with community members.  Some of the community members had never heard of our organization before, or some related ABC Head Start strictly to education.  As we discussed ABC Head Start Society, it was wonderful to be able to say "Oh but we are so much more than an education program."  ABC Head Start provides support and programming for the whole family.  The Head Start program is geared towards children ages 2 - 5 years old AND THEIR FAMILIES because we realize that that is where the big changes...

When I was on my little "vacation" from ABC Head Start Society, I had the opportunity to work with some really outstanding leaders.  One of these inspirational leaders had an employee book club.  He presented books employees could learn and grow from and everyone had the opportunity to be involved.  We read some really great books.  

The last book I received was James Kerr's, Legacy.  It was gifted to me right before I went on my maternity leave.  I was in a very busy job and I intentionally took my maternity two months early so I could RELAX, take bubble baths, get the baby room ready and read...

And just like that we blinked, and the summer of 2017 was over.  

Bittersweet but it's BACK TO SCHOOL TIME!  This time of year always gives me feelings of excitement and anxiety even though I am not going back to school.  It must just be all those years of shopping for supplies, picking out a "first day outfit," and combing over every detail to make sure I was ready to jump on that yellow bus.  

In preparation for THE FIRST DAY of ABC Head Start, here are 7 important things for parents to note:

1) The first day of class is WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6!  You should have received a welcome letter letting you...

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Every dollar matters. By supporting ABC Head Start you will give children the skills they need to be successful in their educational journey and support families to transition out of poverty, become healthy and self-reliant. Donate to ABC Head Start today and start making a difference in the lives of children, families and our communities.

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