HFLS Newsletter – Spring 2014

HFLS_Pic1Come play and eat with us!

Save the Date! 

Healthy Families Lower Shore will hold its annual summer picnic on June 14, 11:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m., at Jane’s Island State Park (Pavilion #2) in Crisfield.

Come join us for lots of good food, door prizes, games and maybe a surprise or two.  The hotter it gets, the more water play we will have, so if you want to go home dry, bring a towel and an extra set of clothing.  We will also celebrate our graduating families at this event.

We can’t wait to see you and your family there!

Please call Mary Lou or Anne at 410-621-0889 to R.S.V.P.

April is the Month of the Young Child

Starting in 1971, the National Association for the Education of Young Children has sponsored The Month of the Young Child. It is time to recognize the importance of early learning and early literacy for all young children.

Healthy Families Lower Shore’s vision is that all families will feel supported and raise their children to be health, productive individuals. The Month of the Young Child is the perfect time to celebrate those individuals who positively impact family functioning, child development and early childhood education.

Participate with us this month by:

  1. Thanking someone who makes a difference in the life of young children.
  2. Giving a book to a child.
  3. Standing up for child and report child abuse.

“Children are the living messengers we send to a time we will not see. ” – Neil Postman

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

  • Annual Picnic
  • April is the Month of the Young Child
  • Highlight on Advisory Council
  • New Babies
  • Spring Calendar of Events

Meet our Advisory Council

HFLS_Pic2Healthy Families takes great pleasure in highlighting Tammy Thomas as the staff representative on the Advisory Council. As a home visitor with Healthy Families for 13 years Tammy brings a special perspective to the Advisory Council. She joined the Advisory Council in 2001 and has been an active member since then. For two years she was the elected Chairperson and she is currently the Vice- Chairperson.

Before becoming a home visitor Tammy was a home child care provider for eight years. Since becoming a home visitor Tammy has embraced trainings as a process to enhance her knowledge and skills. As she expanded her skills as a home visitor she also contributed her expertise to the Advisory Council. In particular, she adds much to discussions concerning parenting skills, bonding and attachment, and community resources.

Tammy is the proud parent of three children; Brandi, Kevin and Taylor, all of whom she speaks of fondly. However, it must be mentioned that we see her with her biggest smile when she talks about her grandchildren, Riley, McKenna, Talan, and Cooper.

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