Pace Community Action Agency, Inc. announced that their Head Start and Early Head Start Programs will provide virtual education services starting on Aug. 10. A developmentally appropriate virtual learning platform will be used, and staff will ensure that families have the materials and needed supplies; such as, blocks, crayons, learning tablets, etc. to keep learning fun and engaging. Simple activities that encourage learning through play and that are not time-controlled will be provided through the virtual education experiences. Technology devices, limiting screen-time, will also be utilized mainly as a form of communication.
We are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at all of our classrooms in Daviess, Greene, Knox and Sullivan counties. Staff will drop off activity packets and needed learning materials regularly as part of virtual learning.
Angela Lange, Head Start director explains, “While understanding the importance of children receiving hands-on learning in a classroom setting, we must also consider the health and safety of our staff and families.”
Children will not return for classroom instruction until Monday, Oct. 26; although, we will ensure that the learning continues while the children are unable to physically attend class. Our dedicated staff are committed to providing services to prepare children for school while establishing a love of learning.
Enrollments are filling up, and applications for Head Start and Early Head Start services are still being accepted for the 2020-2021 school year. We encourage parents with children from birth to five to visit our website at www.pacecaa.org and click on HS/EHS E-Learning link.