Valley Vision and Digital Barn Productions presents the 2013 Lewis-Clark Valley Video.


Posted on the National Head Start Association Webpage: Ron Herndon has served as chairman of the National Head Start Association since July 1993. As chairman, he serves as an ambassador representing the needs of the Head Start community to members of Congress, the administration, and the general public. He also provides guidance and leadership to the 49-member board that sets policy and determines direction for the association.

Under his leadership, NHSA has progressed immensely. Major accomplishments include: major legislative gains; improvements in technology for Head Start children, parents, and staff; creation of the NHSA Academy; establishment of important business partnerships; and maintenance of a sound financial base.

Since 1975, Ron Herndon has been director of the Albina Head Start program in Portland, Oregon. Under his direction, the program is the recipient of numerous federal grants in support of local Head Start projects. These grants have been used for major building projects and the development of programming for Head Start parents and staff in Portland and surrounding communities. The program Mr. Herndon oversees provides comprehensive full-day service to more than 400 Head Start children from the areas surrounding Portland.

Click here to see the Chris Matthews “Hard Ball” interview of Ron Herndon.


Orofino School District Extends Invitation

May 9, 2013

The Invitation: Robert Vian, Superintendent of Joint School District 171, home of Orofino Elementary School, has invited Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program to move in!  In his letter of support, Mr. Vian lists a number of advantages for both the community and the school district: “For years, our school district has absorbed the cost of transporting students who […]

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Help Us Recover from Sequestration

April 24, 2013

Due to Sequestration, an across-the-board federal budget directive, Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program must immediately cut $200,000.00 from this year’s budget! As good stewards of our resources, every dollar we spend supports the important work we do, and the calamity of losing such a large amount of money makes a serious impact on the limited income children and families […]

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Government Sequester impacts Lewis-Clark Early Childhood

April 24, 2013

KLEW News-By Sophie Miraglio Published: Mar 19, 2013 at 8:53 AM PDT   LEWISTON, ID – The continuous disagreement between party lines regarding sequestration is worrisome as budget cuts will impact a new group. Children and Educators alike are now feeling the pain from a series of federal automatic cuts, called sequestration because Congress and […]

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Early Childhood Education Programs Strengthen Nation, State, Communities

April 18, 2013

On April 13, 2013 retired officers Timothy Lowenberg, Paul Easton and Ray Riutta submitted their views to the OP-Ed page of the Olympian Newspaper. The discussion concerns the link between quality early childhood education and ability to meet all of the qualifications required to serve in our armed forces.  We have included excerpts of particular interest. […]

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US Bank Donation to the Hurlbut Mansion

November 14, 2012

We would like to thank US bank for their donation of $1000 towards the restoration of the Hurlbut Mansion.  The architect, Jerry Brotnov, gave the go ahead to reinstall the original windows in to the Mansion. The re-installment of windows will make a sizable difference to the appearance of this once elegant house. If any members of the […]

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A conversation with DesiRae Zabel, Policy Council President

June 30, 2012

DesiRae Zabel is president of Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program’s Policy Council. She recently spoke with the agency about the role of Policy Council, the opportunities available through the agency’s programs, and the importance of getting involved in your child’s education. Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program: What has been your experience at Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program? Do […]

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ATK volunteers make an impact at Fair Street Center

May 17, 2012

Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program’s Fair Street Center is a place where some of our community’s youngest learners get off to the right start in their educations. The Clarkston center hosts one of the agency’s Early Head Start programs, offering early childhood education and resources for families with children up to age 3. For all the […]

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Real Life on the Palouse spends a Saturday at the Moscow Center

May 2, 2012

For many, Saturday mornings are a great chance to sleep late, catch up on yard work, maybe go out to a big breakfast. A time, that is, for modest indulgence. For members of the Moscow/Pullman-based church Real Life on the Palouse, however, those Saturday mornings are a chance to give back to the community. A […]

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