Students Return to the Classroom

Article By:  Interim Program Director Tammy Stanley

Newsletter   |   Mar 10, 2021

The classrooms are filled with the sounds of children and we are so delighted! CKCAC Head Start returned to in-person learning on March 1 allowing children in the classrooms 2 days a week. Triage begins the day to ensure every safety precaution is being followed to keep students and staff safe. Parents continue to be given the option of keeping their child on a virtual learning schedule at this time.

Over the last year, every effort has been made to keep families and children engaged. Head Start employees have kept in contact with parents via Zoom, phone calls and every other way imaginable to keep students engaged and to assist with any crisis that the family may have been facing. From ensuring that families had adequate food, shelter, utility bill assistance, addressing physical health and mental health issues, CKCAC Head Start staff was there. We were the original “Door Dash” in delivering supplies to continue education services and meals for family’s porches. The dedication and determination of Head Start staff to provide services to the families we serve was astounding during this pandemic.

Head Start is accepting applications for this year and for the upcoming school year. Applications can be taken in-person as well as on-line and by mail.Applications for employment is also being accepted at this time, please call your local Head Start to apply or visit our website at Jobs are also posted to the CKCAC FaceBook page.

Our new Head Start centers in Springfield and Lebanon are nearing completion. We are looking forward to starting the new year in our new centers. A virtual tour will be planned during summer so that we can share our beautiful new facility before school opens in August. Stay tuned for additional information.