Region 9 Head Start

COVID-19 school closure ~ Week 6 ~

Weekly Head Start Humor

Click on the picture to the left to view memes, pictures, and videos from the week. It's okay to laugh!!! Enjoy!

Announcements

  • In-kind: April In-kind - due 5/15/20; May In-kind due 5/31/20 - please watch this video on how to create in-kind and upload into the Google shared drive: https://bit.ly/3f1vTEc


  • April Child Abuse Training due 4/30/20

  • 2020 CENSUS: It’s not too late to respond to the 2020 Census while being safe and practicing social distancing at home. The National Self-Response Rate is 54.6%, the Texas Self Response Rate is 49.6%, and the Wichita County Self-Response Rate is 54.3%. Share this fun Sesame Street video with your families. Let's work on getting those numbers up and beat the last census response rate!!
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Upcoming Meetings

Zoom meetings will occur every Thursday @ 10:00 meeting ID: 472-457-224

General Resources

  • Video: Dr. Bergeron shares the unique and creative ways Head Start staff are supporting the children and families in their programs during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Education

Mental Health / Conscious Discipline

  • Head Start Heals Campaign -The goal of the Head Start Heals campaign is to increase awareness about how Head Start is uniquely qualified to address trauma and promote resilience for children and families. It includes information on the basics of trauma, what it means to have a trauma-informed care approach, and how trauma intersects with topics including mental health, substance use, domestic violence, and child welfare. Head Start Heals focuses on healing and addresses topics such as resilience, recovery, how to incorporate mental health consultation effectively, how to address challenging behaviors, and ways to have difficult conversations with families.
  • COVID-19 Stress: How Uncertainty Affects Our Brains Webinar

  • Candid Conversations: Self-Care During COVID-19 (Episode 1)