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ALERT: All MHCC Head Start Programs, Campuses and Offices are closed to public. All classes moved online.
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Please call us at 503-491-6111 for any questions. We will reopen as soon as situation permits.
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CHILD DEVELOPMENT & FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMS
10100 NE Prescott · Portland, OR 97220-3555
Phone (503) 491-6111 · FAX (503) 491-6112

September 16, 2020

Dear Parents and Community Members,

                Spring and summer have been scary and challenging for all of us.  Recent events have been exhausting and overwhelming, whether it is events in Kenosha, WI; hurricanes; wildfires; protesting social injustice, or the pandemic it all causes anxiety, fear, anger, and uncertainty. It is a time more than ever for us to open our hearts and to support each other. This means supporting children and families, which includes our staff’s children and families.

With the public schools providing virtual services, it places a burden on all families to figure out how to help educate their children while also returning to work to support their families. Many of our teachers have expressed concern in how they will be able to return to work while also teaching their own children. Many parents have expressed concern in how they can return to work without their child in Head Start. We also have parents who want to keep their children at home during the pandemic. It is impossible to meet everyone’s needs at the same time.

This fall we will be offering new and comprehensive virtual services for children and families through November 27th. This is subject to change depending upon the status of the pandemic in our community. We have had to delay starting our comprehensive virtual services until October 12th due to the wildfires.

To support our working families and student families that are in face to face classes or internships, we will have limited classrooms throughout our service area. Class size will be 8 for children under the age of 3 years and 10 for children who are 3-5 years. Due to the large volume of work in sanitizing classrooms and materials, we will be open 9-3:30 Monday thru Friday. This will give the staff time to complete all of the sanitization that is required for safety.

We will make every attempt to open up locations in our service area, see chart below. Being able to open these locations will depend upon several factors:

  1. Can we identify enough staff to safely provide services?
  2. Can we identify enough working and student families (in face to face classes or in person internships) who will bring their children on a regular basis?

These sites will open October 12th if we have enough interested families and enough staff to safely support these classrooms.

 

 

EHS and HS sites attempting to open October 12th

Early Childhood Center

1 HS class of 10 children and 1 EHS class of 8 children

Gethsemane

1 HS class of 10 children and 1 EHS class of 8 children

Hazelwood

1 HS class of 10 children and 1 EHS class of 8 children

Kelly Place/Willow Tree

1 HS class of 10 children and 1 EHS class of 8 children

Russellville

2 HS class of 10 children and 1 EHS class of 8 children

 

 


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