For Immediate Release - March 11, 2015
Barry Brown / Communications and Public Relations Officer
Direct: (831) 784-4245 Alternate: (831) 755-0301
Dora McKean /EHS Educator
Art Exhibit Features Work of Blossoming Young Artists
“Little Hands, Big Possibilities” Showcases the Art of Children Under Three
**Public and News Media Invited**
What: “Little Hands, Big Possibilities” Art Show Opening Celebration and Presentation
When: Monday, March 16, 2015
Where: Monterey County Office of Education
Lobby (light refreshments)
901 Blanco Circle, Salinas
Salinas, CA – The Monterey County Office of Education’s Early Head Start program is hosting Little Hands, Big Possibilities, an art exhibit showcasing more than 70 pieces of art created by Monterey County children under the age of three. The art show is aimed at raising awareness about the Early Head Start program and the learning that happens during the infant and toddler years.
“From their first day of life, young children are inquisitive learners,” said Arabella Landeros, Head Start/Early Head Start Educator, Monterey County Office of Education. “Through art, infants and toddlers discover and explore new textures, colors, patterns, shapes, thoughts and ideas.”
The community is invited to the opening celebration on Monday, March 16 at 12:15 p.m. A brief 15-minute program featuring Monterey County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nancy Kotowski, Head Start/Early Head Start Director Sonia Jaramillo, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Dr. Faris Sabbah, and Early Head Start Coordinator Claudia Venegas will be followed by a reception with light refreshments.
The exhibit will remain open during business hours through Friday, March 20. The public is encouraged to visit.
Early Head Start
The Monterey County Office of Education Early Head Start provides activities for pregnant women, families and their children, birth – 3 years, through an evidence-based home visiting model. The Early Head Start program offers support and information on safety, health, nutrition, and all areas of child development.
Program staff nurtures a parent/child relationship that develops love, respect and mutual acceptance. Staff meet with parents and child once a week for 90 minutes, and engage in two activities per month with other participating families.
Currently, Early Head Start serves 80 families throughout Monterey County.
Learn more by visiting http://www.montereycoe.org/programs-services/head-start/index and calling 831.755.0350 (bilingual).
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