Region 9 Head Start

COVID-19 school closure ~ Week 5 ~

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

POST THE FOLLOWING TWO TRAINING'S FOR FAMILIES IN YOUR CLASSROOMS:

  1. Conscious Discipline training for families: Composure: https://bit.ly/2KyKOaJ
  2. Child Abuse Awareness for Parents: https://bit.ly/2zluU16


Upcoming Meetings

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



General Resources

  • ECKLC iPD - online platform with courses to meet professional development needs, including CDA continuing education credits. You must sign up for the free account. Courses include Addressing ACE's, Substance Misuse, STEAM, Math, and Beginning Teacher Series.
  • Child Plus Free Learning Library - they are offering training on the following modules: Education-mobile April 20-24, Health-mobile April 27-May 1

Education


  • Super Instructional Resources - Zoom presentation by Diane Balthrop with lot of links to digital resources.
  • Supporting English Learners in Texas - TEA website that provides information and resources that are relevant, accessible, and impactful to support educational leaders, teachers, parents and families, and community partners to ensure the academic success of the State’s English learners.
  • ELOF@HOME learn more about Head Start's learning goals for children across developmental age groups and ELOF domains. This app is designed for home visitors but is very useful during this time that we are teaching parents to be their child's teachers at home.
  • Don't forget CLI Family resources - I have seen several posts with the direct link to CLI activities for their families.

Family Services

Mental Health / Conscious Discipline

  • Parachute:-a user-friendly, research-backed parenting app that provides easy access to solutions for common parenting challenges.
  • Mind Yeti: fun mindfulness videos with guided sessions that help kids de-stress, focus, get along with others, and relax. Videos are also available in Spanish.
  • Confident Parents, Confident Kids: a site with parent and child resources that support social-emotional development
  • Parent Toolkit: a site with information and articles about all aspects of child development