COVID-19


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We are closely monitoring the situation related to COVID-19. We are actively checking information shared with us by the following sources:

We will continue to educate ourselves on appropriate responses as the facts and authorities update their recommendations.

Below are some great resources for you, your staff, and families to help you navigate these hectic times, so please take a moment to go through and take advantage of them.

Head Start Resources

R9HSA Resources

To access all recorded webinars, click on the YouTube link below:

R9HSA’s Webinars

    -Vaccine Education Webinar – January 2021

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    -Responding to the Challenges of COVID-19 Webinar

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    -Early Childhood Leaders Managing the Stress of Working in Response to COVID-19 Webinar, in partnership with continued.com

    Click here to watch the session

     -Emergency Response Strategies to Support Young Children and Families during COVID-19 Webinar, in partnership with continued.com

    Click here to watch the session

    -I Said Goodbye and You Said Hello: Strategies for Teachers to Support Parent/Child Interactions at Home during COVID-19

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    -Grief and Loss with Young Children during Covid-19

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    -The Disproportionate Impact of COVID 19, and How to Provide “Real” Support for Black/Brown Children and Families

    Click here to watch the session

    COMMUNICATIONS: Share Your Story

    In these times it is essential for you to share your story in many directions – with your staff, parents, partners, and the local media. We have created two tools for you to use in this effort.

    The first is a simple MEDIA ADVISORY. Just a couple tips: The form should be sent to the education, lifestyle, feature, government reporter(s) of local newspapers and to the assignment editor of the local radio and/or TV stations. Print and electronic media also have news/tip submission portals on their websites, so these can be searched for and used. It’s best to paste the information into the web portal and not use an attached pdf or Word doc. Please share with the R9HSA any resulting coverage so that we may share it with others tracking the impact of Head Start. Click here to download the MEDIA ADVISORY.

    In addition, the flow of information may be a challenge to staff and parents. As we move from this phase to the next, all of us are restless and ready for a change. Here is another tool that we have drafted to support the understanding of information sources. Click here to download – COVID-19 Information Guide & Websites. 

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    Last updated on January 4, 2021

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