All Head Start & Early Learning sites temporarily closed.
We are doing all we can to help protect the ongoing health of our participants, staff and communities. Therefore we have made the very difficult, but necessary, decision that all of Community Action Head Start and Early Learning Program sites and home based services will be closed for children and families beginning Monday, March 16th, 2020, for a two week period. While there are no suspected or known COVID-19 infections in our Agency at this time, we are following the lead of area school systems who have determined that this action will help keep everyone safe by slowing the spread of the coronavirus.
As this closure creates significant hardship for many of our families, we are thinking flexibly and “outside the box” about how we can provide some much needed services in other ways. We are remaining in contact with families daily to assess for specific needs and to combat isolation. All our staff is working together closely, across disciplines, in our joint mission to work in partnership to support the children and families in our care.
HOW TO DISCUSS CORONAVIRUS WITH YOUNG CHILDREN
We understand that this disruption can cause confusion for children. Please reference these helpful guides on how to talk to your children about Coronavirus.