YOGA AND MINDFULNESS FOR
PRE-K CHILDREN IN HEAD START
This project has been proudly supported by a grant from Investors Foundation.
Learning to breath, to self-calm and to have a positive connection with our bodies begins when we are children. While kids yoga is a luxury for many families, the science behind its benefits in childhood and into adulthood is clear. Our teacher shares yoga and mindfulness with the 3 and 4 year olds receiving free pre-k education at the Head Start in East Northport. All children are precious and are deserving of our attention and love!
"Yoga has helped me through some of the most difficult times in my life. I would love to pass along my knowledge to the youngest of our children so that they have tools to use when under stress or duress. The breathing and movement yoga provides can help us cope when things feel out of control. We could all use more skills to calm our minds and bodies, regardless of age or social and financial status. Young people are surrounded by noise and stress and challenges. Why not be able to take a moment without any toys or computers or t.v.s and just breathe."
LONG ISLAND HEAD START
"L.I. Child and Family Development Services Inc., dba Long Island Head Start, is a private not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Today, Long Island Head Start serves over 2,000 children and their families in over 25 licensed Head Start and Early Head Start centers throughout Suffolk County. In 1999 Long Island Head Start was awarded the first Early Head Start grant on Long Island to provide services to infants/toddlers and pregnant women. This program is now operating at four Early Head Start centers. Head Start consists of the following Content Areas: Education and Early Childhood Development, Disabilities, Mental Health, Child Health, Safety and Nutrition, Parent Involvement, and Family/Community Partnership."