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Thursday, August 22, 2019

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Pro Action works to build a community of resilient individuals and families who can meet their basic needs, overcome adversity, and prosper.


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In This Issue:

  • Trauma Informed Education with Conscious Discipline
  • Understanding Poverty
  • Employment Opportunities

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Trauma Informed Education with Conscious Discipline

Pro Action’s Head Start Birth to Five Program uses an approach called Conscious Discipline with enrolled children and families. Conscious Discipline provides self-regulation strategies to staff and families to help children, so they are better prepared to learn, and problem solve. Conscious Discipline is used to create a positive culture for all people to be able to set and achieve their goals despite the circumstances of their past and current lived experiences.


These strategies are designed and implemented into practice to provide positive guidance to assist children and adults with becoming aware and mindful of when they are off track. The positive guidance provided through the implementation of these strategies support individuals with helping them recognize and identify how recover and regroup to become more resilient. By implementing strategies that support resiliency, our program provides the children and their families hope and a greater chance to live their lives healthier and stronger. Continue reading the FULL ARTICLE.




Visit our website to learn more about our Head Start Birth to Five Program and all services offered at Pro Action.

Learn more about out Trauma Informed Care efforts, including resources, on the Resilience 101 page of our website.

Understanding Poverty

Separating the Myths and Facts


Myth: Poverty has little lasting impact on children

Fact: Poverty is the single greatest threat to children's well-being. Poverty can impede children's ability to learn and contribute to social, emotional, and behavioral problems. It can also contribute to poor physical and mental health, and poor self-esteem. Risks are greatest for children who experience poverty when they are young and/or experience deep and persistent poverty. Through early interventions and support services, there is hope that children will overcome the impacts of poverty, and will grow into resilient individuals who prosper.

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An important part of Pro Action's work is to build knowledge and understanding of the causes and conditions of poverty. Visit our website to learn more about how Pro Action is building a deeper understanding about the experience of poverty.

Employment Opportunities: Work With Us

Pro Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we currently have the following employment opportunities available:

Full Time Opportunities:

  • Child Care Developer Specialist
  • 1:1 Classroom Aide
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Certified Teachers
  • Receptionist Positions at Steuben County Community Services
  • Clerk-Typist at Steuben County DSS
  • Infant/Toddler Support Staff
  • Certified Teacher (Bath)
  • Head Start Classroom Support Staff (Penn Yan)
  • Head Start Multi-Site Support Staff
  • Head Start Birth to Five Education Coordinator
  • Family Resource Center Assistant (Bath)
  • HEAP Clerk: Full-time, Full year position in Yates County
  • Home Visitor - Head Start/Early Head Start
  • Operations and Data Specialist
  • Energy Programs Construction Laborer
  • Early Childhood Education Specialist
  • Infant and Toddler Specialist
  • Parent-Child Educator/Home Visitor (Canisteo-Greenwood and Jasper-Troupsburg) (Steuben County)

Part-Time Opportunities:

  • Senior Nutrition Program Site Coordinator
  • Project Care Van Driver
  • Parent-Child Educator/Home Visitor (Yates County



Substitute Opportunities:

  • Substitute Drivers



Temporary Opportunities:

  • Alternate Certifier

View our website for full descriptions and application instructions for our open positions.

Pro Action of Steuben and Yates, Inc.

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