Early Head Start News
Early Head Start, serving Kootenai, Bonner, and Shoshone Counties in Idaho, is a program of Jannus
Our Mission: *To promote healthy pregnancies & healthy babies;
*Enhance the development of very young children; *Promote healthy
Make it a Salad Summer! By Lisa Haley
With the long days and hot afternoons, summer is a great time to
serve a cool salad for dinner. Don’t think your children will eat salads?
Here are some tips to make them irresistible.
Try it Chopped.
This is a great way to get in those foods that may
not be your little ones’ favorites. Take all your
salad ingredients and chop them into small
pieces. Toss with dressing and serve.
Try it Wrapped.
Set out large lettuce leaves, such as Bibb or
Romaine. Let your child spoon the rest of the
salad ingredients into a leaf, wrap it up and
Try it All Shook up.
Put the salad ingredients into a small jar with a
tight-fitting lid. Screw the top on, and have
your child shake it all up. Take the lid off and
Try it Separated.
Instead of tossing the salad ingredients all
together, lay them out decoratively on a plate or
platter. Let your child help you create some
food “artwork”. Then let them choose what
parts of the picture they would like to eat.
The flowers are
See if you and your child
can count 5 flowers
hiding throughout the
1 2, 3….go!
In this Issue:
Make it a Salad
Preventing Tick Bites
Special Thank You
Preventing Tick Bites and Tick-Borne Illnesses
by Adam Marfice
While it is a good idea to take preventive measures
against ticks year round, be extra careful in warmer
months (May-October) when ticks are more active.
Avoid Direct Contact with Ticks
Walk in the center of trails, rather than through
Control the brush around your home.
Avoid wooded and bushy areas with high grass
Find and Remove Ticks from your Body
Wear light colored, tightly woven clothing
which will make the dark colored ticks more
Tuck your pant legs into socks or boots and your
shirt into your pants.
Conduct a full-body tick check using a mirror to
view all parts of your body upon return from tick-
infested areas. Parents should check their children.
Look for ticks under arms, in ears, inside the belly
button, and especially wherever hair is present.
Examine gear and pets. Tumbling clothes in a
dryer on the highest heat for one hour may help
kill any unseen ticks.
How to Remove a Tick
If you find a tick attached to your skin, there is no
need to panic. Prompt and proper removal of the tick
is important to prevent possible disease transmission.
Use fine-tipped tweezers and protect your fingers
with a paper towel or latex gloves. Avoid
removing the tick with your finger nails.
Grasp the tick as close to the skin surface as
possible and pull upward with steady, even
pressure. Don’t twist or jerk the tick; this can cause
parts of the tick to break off and remain in the
skin. If this happens, remove what you can with
the tweezers. If you are unable to remove all of
the tick, leave it alone and let the skin heal.
After removing the tick, thoroughly disinfect.
If you begin to experience a rash or fever within
several weeks of removing a tick, see you your doctor.
Be sure to tell the doctor about your recent tick bite,
when the bit occurred, and where you most likely
acquired the tick.
Thank You Westwood Gardens!
Your generous contribution helped make our playground beautiful. Our families will enjoy growing vegetables and flowers
throughout the summer.
Chrystal (32 mo.) paints.
Kariah (35 mo.) and Kyson
(17 mo.) sit together on a
Marcus W. (22 mo.) finger paints with
Policy Council Elections
Policy Council member recruitment and elections are now underway. Policy Council is one of the
most important parts of our Early Head Start program because we depend on parent and community
participation to plan and deliver a quality program. We will be electing Parent and Community
Representatives for the 2016/2017 program year, which begins July 1st. Recruiting candidates for
consideration will take place from May 23rd to June 3rd. Voting will take place June 6th through the
14th. Those who are elected will be notified the following week.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Policy Council? Policy Council is the group of parents and community members that assist Early
Head Start staff and the Board of Directors in making decisions about the planning and quality of the
Early Head Start program. Policy Council membership is made up of 51% parents and 49% community
Who can join Policy Council? You can join Policy Council if you are enrolled with EHS, a former EHS parent
or an interested community member. Current members who have served less than 3 years are also
eligible to run.
What kind of experience is needed to be a member of Policy Council? All that is needed is an interest in
children and families and a willingness to serve. EHS provides training during the regular meetings so you
“learn as you go.”
Who do I talk to if I’m interested? Let your Family Consultant know if you are interested and she will have
you fill out a Volunteer Application. The Center Manager will contact you, answer any of your questions
and tell you how the voting process works and will assist you in writing a short biography for the ballot.
Will I be responsible for any expenses if I join Policy Council? No. We will reimburse you for child care and
mileage if you have the need. We also provide child care at the meeting site if you do not have a child
care provider of your own.
How does voting take place? All parents get an opportunity to vote for a policy council candidate. Voting
takes place during program activities and your Family Consultant will bring a ballot to home visits.
What are the benefits of Policy Council? It’s a great place to meet other parents and share thoughts and
ideas. It’s a way to help create and EHS program that supports the needs of infants, toddlers, and their
families. This benefits the whole community. Policy council is a chance to learn new skills and to develop
the talents you already have! Volunteer experience is valued by employers it looks great on a resume!
The next Policy Council Meeting will take place on June 27, 2016 10:00-12:00. All are welcome to attend!
Nichole (23 mo.) and sister Ava draw
News & Upcoming Events
EHS Coeur d’Alene
411 N. 15th Suite 200
Coeur d’Alene, ID
137 McGhee Rd.
Sandpoint, ID 83864
14790 N. Kimo Ct.
Rathdrum, ID 83858
DJ enjoys playing in the
Genevieve (23 mo.) holds a
flower she planted.
Ophelia (15 mo.) colors
Mom (Mikayla) shows
London (25 mo.) how
to blow bubbles.
Everett (20 mo.) enjoys
blueberries at playgroup.
Chris and Kim D. have completed all 10 sessions
of the ABC Intervention!
Congratulations to Circle of Security Graduates!
Pictured Left to right: Erin A. (Co-facilator),
Brachel and daughter Inara, Tamera and
daughter Keiara, Courtney and children Kyson
and Kariah, Brenda H. (Facilitator) and Mari N.
Inara R. turns 1 on May 29
Abigail P. turns 1 on June 3
Genevieve G. turns 2 on June 4
Schyler Rawlings turns 3 on June 6
Michael D-F. turns 2 on June 10
Jenalee D. turns 2 on June 10
Hunter T. turns 3 on June 12
Sophia T. turns 2 on June 14
Rebecca B. turns 1 on June 14
London H. turns 2 on June 16
Hayley W. turns 3 on June 16
Patrick H. turns 3 on June 25
David G. turns 2 on June 26
Jaxon S. turns 2 on June 30
Circle of Security Parent Support Group:
Thursday, June 23, 6:00-7:00 at Lakeland
Center. (Taxis, gas stipends and childcare will
be provided upon request)
Hunter (33 mo.) helps out
in the garden.