Thank you all for joining us for our 2nd Annual Spring Team Builder Event,the turnout was great! We were happy to see staff, family and friends in attendance and hope you all had a great time. Thank you for all you do for our children and families here at Acelero Learning Clark County!
We had a great delivery of dry goods today with water, milk and sports drinks that families, staff and people in the community can use for awhile. We had about 200 people come thru and we gave out 12,600 lbs of food. Great team work everyone!
Acelero Learning Clark County has been awarded $10.7 million in funding over a five-year period in order to add 84 new Early Head Start students to the program. The Acelero Learning Clark County (ALCC) delegate program operates eleven Head Start centers in Las Vegas, NV and the surrounding area, bringing world-class early childhood programming to many of the highest need communities in the state of Nevada. As ALCC staff work with low income families in these communities, they experience daily that the need for high quality infant and toddler care is overwhelming. In comparison, the Clark County School District has recently launched a wide-reaching Pre-K program, and Acelero’s own Head Start serves 1,606 three- to five-year-olds. But among infants and toddlers, for all but 458 children who are enrolled with Clark County’s sole EHS grantee, parents of low income infants and toddlers only have access to child care subsidy – and child care subsidy does not provide enough funding to ensure services that are up to Early Head Start quality standards.
Clark County is pleased to introduce the new Center Director of Sunflower Mrs. Tammera Williams. Tammera Williams has over 30 years direct and indirect Head Start Experience from volunteer to administration. She is a former Nevada Director of Head Start State Collaboration and has a variety of experience where she has taught Severely Emotionally Challenged (SEC) students for 3 years and K-5 Resource Room for 2 years at Clark County School District. Tammera also holds memberships with Nevada Head Start Association (NvHSA), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Southern Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council (SNECAC) and Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children Public Policy Committee. Throughout her career, Tammera has remained committed to Head Start and Early Head Start by being lead in establishment of Center-based Early Head Start program in Southern Nevada and a former Independent ECE Consultant for ECE and HS/EHS programs in Nevada, Arizona and California.
On March 23rd, Henderson Learning Center received 10,000 pounds of fresh produce and shared it with 380 families from Las Vegas to Boulder City. Great job again Henderson team!