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Early Learning Program News Meet Our Chehalis Tribal Head Start Kids Celebrate National Nutrition Month Early Learning New Employees I am Jesse Gleason. I have recently been hired in the early learning department as a teachers aide. As I continue to learn more and more about the advantages of being a molder of young minds, I will also be doing my best to bring Chehalis Tribal culture and language to the forefront of our curriculum. I have studied under Marla Conwell and Catharine Barr in language and have Jesse Gleason, worked with many artists and hand crafters Teachers Aide and hope to bring this to our department. Chehalis Tribe’s nutritionist, Pat Odiorne, helped the Head My name is Brenna Youckton. Start children make delicious sugar free applesauce. I’ve been a part of the Chehalis Recently, Pat Odiorne, Nutritionist product that they had made. tribal community my whole life. I for the Chehalis Tribal Wellness don’t have any children, but I’m an Center, helped the kids in Head Start Everyone, including the teachers awesome aunt….I have one niece make applesauce to celebrate March agreed, saying the totally natural in the program and plenty of little as National Nutrition Month. applesauce (no sugar or extra cousins. favorings) was “De-licious.” I’m grateful for the opportunity to The activity was very “hands-on” Apples are plentiful here in our join the Early Learning team and I’m when the children used a large State of Washington. The sweet/tart really looking forward to spending Brenna Youckton, colander to press the cooked types such as Honey Crisp, Granny lots of time with my new friends!! Teachers Aide apples into sauce. After making Smith or Jonathans make good the applesauce the kids tasted the apple sauce. Hello! My name is Katie McNair and I am the new cook for the Chehalis Tribal Early Learning Program. You may recognize me from working Now Accepting Applications!!! with your children in the classrooms as well as helping out in the kitchen when needed over the last year and a half. I grew up in the neighboring community of Tenino and I have a 3 year old daughter. - Ages 6 weeks to 5 years old and I love spending time outdoors, rodeos, racing, and learning new things Expectant Mothers too! about the world and communities around me. This last summer, I had the privilege of traveling with the Chehalis Canoe Family on their journey, - Applications for Early along with my niece and nephew. I spend Head Start, Head Start most of my free time surrounded by my and our Expectant friends, family and children. Mother’s/Home Based I am very excited to have the opportunity Program to prepare healthy meals for your children on a regular basis, implementing some new ideas and bringing some fun into - Highly qualifed staff and a wonderful program for families! mealtime while providing balanced meals. Families are always welcomed and encouraged to join us for meals. I look Please call for more information 420 Howanut Road forward to meeting you and sharing a meal 360-273-5514 Oakville, WA 98568 Katie McNair, Cook with you and your child(ren). or stop by for an application!    Page 9
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