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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Marshall

Resources for Operating Head Start During the Pandemic

Dr. Deborah Bergeron, Director of Head Start, sent a letter to the Head Start and Early Head Start community thanking everyone for what they've done and what they are about to do as the program year begins.

She also provides a number of links to resources that could help Head Start programs navigate opening for the new program year.

"OHS is continually updating our COVID-19 page on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) website. Here are some highlights:

OHS also just wrapped up the Collaborating Actively in Meaningful Planning (CAMP) webinar series. It focused on practical matters to support Head Start program planning and decision-making during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Session 1 provides information on group sizes, ratios, staffing, locally-designed options, and eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance.

  • Session 2 includes a conversation on human resources management and expectations regarding the time-critical items in the Head Start Program Performance Standards.

  • Session 3 addresses questions and concerns about education and child development program services.

  • Session 4 focuses on family and community engagement.

  • Session 5 addresses questions and concerns about health program services.

  • Session 6, the final session, features a conversation with five local grantee staff about offering Head Start and Early Head Start services during the pandemic."

Do you find any of these resources particularly useful? Which ones? Comment below or email me

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