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Parents recognized for completing national leadership program

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PHARR, Texas – The PSJA ISD in partnership with UTRGVand the Little Explores Montessori Institute (LEMI) recently recognized 11 PSJA Early Head Start parents for completing the Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors leadership program at PSJA T. Jefferson T-STEM Early College High School on April 15.

According to the UTRGV Early Head Start Director Dr. Hilda Medrano the training uses a two-generation approach that builds parent leadership skills and knowledge to promote family well-being and positive outcomes for children ages 0 to 5. Through this program, parents at the PSJA Early Head Start Buckner Campus and LEMI have developed the knowledge and skills to be their children’s first teachers and make their home their first school. 
 
The PSJA Early Head Start Buckner Campus is funded thanks to a $7 million federal government grant to provide child care services in partnership with PSJA ISD. As part of the partnership, Early Head Start services are offered to more than 300 infants and toddlers through this unique program. 
 
Congratulations to the following parents who earned their certificate of completion: 

  • Ana Rangel, PSJA Early Head Start Buckner Campus 
  • Aurora Singleterry, PSJA Early Head Start Buckner Campus 
  • Cynthia Garcia, PSJA Early Head Start Buckner Campus 
  • Dayana Avila, PSJA Early Head Start Buckner Campus 
  • Diana Escobedo, PSJA Early Head Start Buckner Campus 
  • Jessica Sanchez, PSJA Early Head Start Buckner Campus 
  • Mariela Torres, LEMI 
  • Mayra Padilla, LEMI 
  • Mayra Reymundo, PSJA Early Head Start Buckner Campus 
  • Normaisela Espinoza, LEMI 
  • Stephanie Saldaña, PSJA Early Head Start Buckner Campus 

Enrollment for the PSJA Early Head Start Buckner Campus is income-based and open to parents in the PSJA ISD community. Parents with children ages 0 to 36 months can call 956 354-2270 for more information.

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