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CHILD DEVELOPMENT & FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMS
10100 NE Prescott · Portland, OR 97220-3555
Phone (503) 491-6111 · FAX (503) 491-6112
April 19, 2020
Dear Parents and Community members,
I am wishing you and your family well. I hope you are able to stay home and to stay safe. If you are one of the many health care professionals or an essential worker (delivering food & supplies, grocery worker, etc.) I want to personally thank you for giving so much, to help others during this time.
During the week of March 30th, we started our online virtual services for children and families. We are using Class Do Jo, a free app to be able to share parent child activities and to stay in touch. We are also using Zoom to be able to have face to face home visits, group and story times together. We held our first Zoom parent Policy Council meeting with 17 of our parent leaders this last week.
During this next week staff will be creating home learning activity packets for all of our children. In the packet will be paper, crayons, glue, stickers, and much more. We will announce when we will have these packets ready to pick-up at your child’s center. At this time if you have any other items left at the center (extra clothes, etc.) you will be able to pick those items up. We are also going to start our own YouTube channel soon!
The governor has closed all public schools, colleges and Universities through June. The Oregon Health Authority is still recommending that we continue to Stay Home and Stay Safe. Though I recognize that this is a huge hardship for many families and child care providers I have decided that all of our programs Head Start, Early Head Start, Parents As Teachers, and the Child Care Resource and Referral of Multnomah County’s offices and classrooms will remain closed through June 12, 2020.
I realize that this closure and physical distancing measures may extend even longer. I prefer to remain hopeful that we will be able to open up this summer. In fact, we are exploring the possibility of offering summer school to children who will be transitioning to Kindergarten this fall. The Office of Head Start will be providing support for programs to offer these services so our children are ready for kindergarten. I will know more about this opportunity in June.
I remain hopeful that we will be able to see each other face to face soon! Be well, Stay Home, and Be Safe!
Pam Greenough Corrie, Executive Director
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