Head Start Happenings

January 2021

Quality Control Coaching (QCC)

Karen will begin classroom coaching visits this month while conducting the QCC (Quality Control Coach). She will be visiting all classrooms and providing coaching to prepare for Sharon's upcoming Curriculum Fidelity Monitoring visit and Safe Environments/Health & Safety Monitoring. Please be sure to utilize her with any questions/concerns you have before the Monitoring Visit.

Safe Environments/Health & Safety Monitoring Tool 2020-2021

The 2nd Safe Environments/Health & Safety Monitoring Tool 2020-2021 is due to Region 9 by 1/27/21. Please have this completed by a parent or volunteer. Click here to access the form.

Email to by 1/27/21: karen.yell@esc9.net

Curriculum Fidelity Monitoring Tool to begin...

Sharon will begin Round 2 of the Curriculum Fidelity Monitoring Tool in January. Please click the link to review this monitoring tool so that your classroom is prepared for monitoring visit.

Feeling Wheel updates from the Pyramid Model

*Don't forget* update nap times

Please update your classroom nap times in Child Plus on your schedule according to the chart below. Click here for instructions. Don't forget to re-print the schedule (Child Plus report CS) and post in your classroom.
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Mask Requirements

-Adults and students must wear a shield or mask at all times, except for meals.

-Be vigilant about students wearing masks in photos. If you are taking a picture of one student, he/she may remove the mask for the picture. If you are taking a group picture to post, all students need to be wearing a mask that covers nose and mouth.

Cold Weather Safety

Children are more vulnerable than adults to the effects of cold weather. These tips will help Head Start parents and staff keep children safe, healthy, and warm in the winter.
Head Start’s Success in Mitigating Spread of COVID

“Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Head Start has once again set the standard for delivering high-quality early care and education, taking every possible precaution to protect the health of Head Start children, etc..."

The "Head Start" early childhood education gave me | Loretta Sanchez | TEDxPennsylvaniaAvenue


Early Learning Week will be held June 14-June 17, 2021. More information to come on registration details and sessions offered.