Videos

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A Love for Teaching 
A Love for Teaching

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A video designed for Head Start staff.  It presents best practices for developing inclusive classroom environments.
DGKHS Policy Council Training 
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An overview of Denver’s Great Kids Head Start structure (Grantee model) and importance of parents and community representation in Policy Council as a governing body. This is part 1 of 2 videos
Investing in Our Future 
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An introduction of Policy Council leadership and standing positions furthering the essential roles and responsibilities of each position. This is part 2 of 2 videos.
The 5 By 5 Program
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Designed for parents and community members to show how The 5 by 5 Program improves school readiness and supports families through cultural experiences.
'Sparking Smiles' Dental Care 
'Sonrisa Brilliante' Cuidado de Dientes
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A trip to the dentist for children to learn what to expect at the first dentist visit.  Head Start provides prevention dental examinations in the Head Start classroom and referral to a dental provider for follow up treatment.
Healthy Preschoolers: Healthy Children Equals School Readiness 
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Designed for potential DGKHS parents and child care providers to use as peer trainers; this introductory module presents a strategic approach to access and enrollment into public health insurance and reviews the general structure and content areas.
Nurturing Your Child's Gifts - Carnita's Story 
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A video designed for both parents and Head Start staff.  It presents an overview of supports available for children with special needs in Denver’s Great Kids Head Start.
Quality in Early Care and Education  - A Recipe for Success  
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A video designed for early childhood educators to understand key elements of quality early care and education for young children birth to age five.

Leading the Change through Relationships
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The following video has been designed to introduce the role of family service professionals and the important elements of building positive relationships.  In collaboration with parents, community providers, educators and policy makers; family service professionals work diligently to promote the whole-being of young children.

"Discovering the Pathway" Your Journey Towards Cultural Competency
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A training video for staff that describes the importance of culture in Head Start programming and presents  a three part model of cultural competence that includes: awareness, sensitivity and competency.
Boy with colored pencils
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Boy with colored pencils
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Lights on After School 
Boy playing chess

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A video designed for parents and community members.  Shows the benefits of quality after-school programs.

Spotlight on After School  
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Denver hosted a week-long series of events to raise awareness for quality after school programs as part of the 14th Annual National Lights on After School Advocacy Day.
Youth Flash Mob

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Denver celebrated National Lights on Afterschool Day on October 15, 2012 with a Youth Flash Mob at the Denver Nuggets Game  

Archived Briefs and Reports

Briefs and Reports prepared by the Office of Children's Affairs containing data prior to 2012 can be found on the Archived Briefs and Reports page.  

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