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Headlines for February 2014

CAM Executive Director Gail Theller Honored with MLK Legacy Award

February 5, 2014

At the Marin Martin Luther King celebration this year, Gail Theller was the recipient of the Community Legacy Award, one of four MLK Community Awards. Gail Theller, Executive Director of Community Action Marin, has devoted the majority of her adult life in service to Marin County and this nomination is to recognize her service of over 40 years to the Marin City community and to so many of the communitybased organizations down through the years.

PKD Challenges and KCE Advocacy

February 5, 2014

What do you do when you can only give one kidney and your family needs two? Bev Benson has experienced this challenge. Pam Farmer, a former family doctor, now an employee of BioMarin described to me the dilemma her wife Bev is now facing.

Marin Learning Center's Preschoolers Visit Bay Area Discovery Museum

February 5, 2014

The kids at the Marin Learning Center Preschool in Marin City had a recent wonderful field trip to the Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Our MLC Kids Teaching One Another

February 5, 2014

This happens every day. Children learn a skill and then pass it on.

Executive Director's Message

February 5, 2014

All of a sudden, early childhood education is really, really popular. Everybody’s favorite. If early childhood education were an actor, it would be Tom Hanks or Meryl Streep. If it were a video game, it would be Candy Crush or Angry Birds, minus the spyware.

A Big Thank You!!! From Marin Head Start

February 5, 2014

Marin Head Start would like to thank the following community members for supporting families during the holiday season and strengthening the Marin Head Start service.

Marin Head Start Collaborates with College of Marin Nursing Program

February 5, 2014

For many years, the College of Marin has been the site of an innovative collaboration that has supported the need for dental check-ups for the many students enrolled in our Head Start preschool classrooms and our home based programs.

Energy Assistance Available

February 5, 2014

CAM’s Energy Program has received funding for 2014. Beginning on February 4th, we will be holding two workshops on Tuesday and two on Thursday. Check-in times are 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Workshops start promptly at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. Attendance will be limited to 15 persons per workshop.

Passing bowls family-style teaches kids to respond to hunger cues, fights obesity

February 5, 2014

When children and child care providers sit around a table together at mealtime, passing bowls and serving themselves, children learn to recognize when they are full better than they do when food is pre-plated for them. This was reported by a university study of feeding practices of two-to-five-year-old children in child-care centers.