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CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE UPDATE

Every week we review the COVID-19 status of our community. Since there has been a decline in COVID-19 cases and vaccinations are underway; we have decided to reopen for in-person teaching on Monday, February 22, 2021. We will still offer a virtual option to families who are not ready to return to the centers.
 
Please keep in mind that every staff person returning to the centers completes a COVID-19 testing prior to February 22, 2021. There is also the option for any family member to receive free testing at our main office on Fridays from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. To sign up for testing, please visit healthcollab.org/testandprotect for pre-registration. We will remain closed on Fridays for in-person teaching in order to sanitize and clean the classrooms. Families will receive a “power pack” box on Thursdays to take home for the weekend.

We ask that you follow the drop-off and pick-up procedure and to contact your center’s principle to inform him or her of when your child plans to return to the center as soon as possible.  

We know this has been difficult for many families and we look forward to serving your family for in-person teaching. For families not planning to return to in-person teaching, we encourage you to continue to take advantage of our services offered at this time such as: 

  • Take Timeout Tuesday on our Facebook page live 1st & 3rd Tuesdays from 2p - 3p EST 
  • Ready Rosie Parenting Curriculum
  • Meal Pick-Up
  • Virtual learning boxes
  • Virtual Library Hour
  • Speech and Language Screening
  • Policy Council Book Club on our Facebook page Wednesdays at 7pm EST

Get updates and more on the Official Head Start Website!

About Head Start

Head Start is a federally-funded program that provides preschool education, ensuring that both children and parents are prepared for kindergarten and a life filled with learning. Through either direct services or referrals, Head Start children also receive numerous health services ensuring good physical, dental, nutritional and mental health. Head Start is provided to income-eligible families at no cost and services pregnant moms, children with special needs, infants, toddlers and children up to age five. 


Head Start Programs

Three different Head Start programs exist to best serve our children and parents:

Head Start
Head Start serves children ages 3 to 5 who are not eligible for kindergarten.

Early Head Start
Early Head Start serves pregnant women and children under 3 years of age. 

Head Start Home School 
The Head Start Home School program supports families by providing in-home services to assist parents in the educational growth of their children.  Home visitors come into the home weekly and work with parent and child on activities designed to address their child’s individual needs.  Children also learn through socialization during regular visits to a center. 
  
The Head Start Home School program serves pregnant women and families with children up five years old (before entering kindergarten). Head Start Home School is a great alternative to traditional preschool education if the parent is not ready for their child to go to a center, or if the parent wants more one-on-one assistance in helping their child prepare for a life filled with learning.  

Home visits are comprised of 1.5 hours of home visitation weekly, with the offering of socialization within the community 

To get more information or to enroll, call 513.569.4510 or visit us online at cincinnatiheadstart.org!


Convenient Locations & Schedules

Head Start is available in three formats (morning half-day, afternoon half-day, or full-day classes) at nearly 140 sites in Hamilton County.  CAA directly provides Head Start services at 6 locations and through partnerships with numerous other childcare centers in Hamilton County:

  • Life Learning Center
  • Theodore M. Berry Life Learning Center
  • Camp Washington 
  • Discovering Minds Learning Center
  • Millvale Early Learning Academy
  • Winton Campus 
  • Home School Program
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