Head Start Overcomes COVID-19 Obstacles

Article By:  Pam Smith

Newsletter   |   May 01, 2020

With the COVID-19 Pandemic and ever changing world around us, Central KY Head Start has found that everything is different and most things will never be the same. Through this time, there is one thing that will never change, the love our Head Start Program has for their children and families.

The Head Start Program has overcome every obstacle to meet all of our children’s needs. Teachers, Center Managers, Teacher Assistants, Family Advocates and Nutrition Specialists have come together in a way we have never seen before. Our staff has held drive-thru parades, delivered food to families, prepared non-touch packets and even held drive-thru graduations.

The Head Start staff has utilized social media to assure that the students are staying busy. We have shared videos on how to cook low-cost meals, fun science experiments and we’ve even had videos of guest readers reading to the children. The Central Office Head Start Staff attended their first drive-thru job fair and had a fantastic turnout. The Family Advocates have also set up safe application tables at essential businesses for families to apply for the upcoming school year.

Central KY Head Start looks forward to serving our families during this unprecedented time. Our staff wants to make sure our families needs are met in a healthy and safe way.