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September 24, 2018

Head Start Families Learn What to do When Their Children Get Sick


Head Start families attended a workshop in January that taught them what to do when their children get sick.

Families learn how to use the book “What to do When Your Child Gets Sick.”

Families learn how to use the book “What to do When Your Child Gets Sick.”

Throughout the night, families learned how to use the book “What to do When Their Child Gets Sick.”

This book is a valuable tool that helps parents decide if they can care for their child at home, if they should call their doctor or go to the emergency room.

Families also learned how to properly measure medicine and take temperatures.

This workshop was made possible through the generosity of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, which provided funds for the event.

Each family that attended received a gift bag that included such items as: the book “What to do When Your Child Gets Sick,” a first aid kit and a digital thermometer.

Families were also able to draw for a first aid related item out of a basket during the course of the evening.

One family took home an in-ear thermometer and another family took home a temporal scan thermometer.

Families learning how to properly measure medication with spoons donated by the Fulton Medicine Place.

Families learning how to properly measure medication with spoons donated by the Fulton Medicine Place.

The Fulton Medicine Place also donated medicine spoons for the families.

Head Start is a pre-K program for 3- and 4-year-old children from low-income families.

The program’s goal is promoting school readiness through hands on learning experiences, active play, nutritious meals and snacks and health promotion.

A program of Oswego County Opportunities, Inc., Head Start is available to families at no cost.

OCO is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966.

For more information visit www.oco.org

Those interested in learning more about Head Start, or applying for enrollment, may call 315-598-4711 or toll free at 1-800-359-1171.

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