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  • Healthy Beginnings' Screening
    • 6/3/16 Bend
      • Foundry Church, 60 NW Oregon Avenue, Bend
    • 8/27/16 Bend
      • Bend Factory Stores, 61334 S Hwy 97 #130, Bend
    •  9/8/16 Redmond
      • Early Learning Center at Hartman, 2105 W Antler Ave, Redmond
  • NeighborImpact's Head Start program is now enrolling children for the 2016-17 school year. Children from low-income families, ages 3 and 4 by September 1, 2016, who live in Crook or Deschutes County, are eligible for the free quality preschool and family support program. An online application is available here.  
  • Curious what growth mindset and SEL look like in PreK? Come visit one of our PreK classrooms. Contact Kendra Coates at to schedule a visit. 

For more information contact: 
Kendra Coates 
Director of PreK-3rd Education 
High Desert ESD

 May 2016 
Central Oregon 
PreK-3rd Initiative

What does it  look, feel,  and  sound 
like in May? 
  • Family Engagement and Continuity and Pathways 
    • Early Learning Fair at Rosland Elementary School
    • Brain Builders Workshop at Vern Patrick Elementary 
    • Welcome to the World kits distributed throughout Rosland and Silver Rail elementary catchment areas
    • PreK Story Time at Juniper, Bear Creek, Rosland, and Silver Rail
    • Empathy pilot in La Pine
    • Terrebonne Community School hosts weekly baby and toddler playgroup in their Welcome Center
    • 4b45 screening services for community preschools, district PreK programs, and elementary schools 
  • Teacher Effectiveness (shared professional development)
  • Cross-Sector Work
    • Regional PreK-3rd Design Team meeting

Happy Summer Exploring! 
Looking for an all-in-one free online platform to engage with families? Check out Brightwheel (for  child care programs, preschools, and schools) 

Check out this new app ( Mind Yeti) for mindfulness audio activities and videos for the classroom and home developed by Committee for Children and Greater Good Science Center.



Check out First Five Years Fund's Weekly News Report here. 

Some new children's books to support mindset and 
social and emotional learning (SEL). 


Thank you, everyone for a powerful year of learning in PreK-3rd!
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