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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Dear Cen-Tex Family Services, Inc. Hearts of Texas Head Start Families,

Governor Abbott announced on April 17, 2020 that all Texas schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school term. In compliance with this order, we are closing our Head Start program for the rest of the 2019-2020 term. At this time, we are hoping to be able to resume our Early Head Start services as soon as we are advised that it is safe to do so. Even with this early closure, we will still be reaching out to all our families, both Head Start and Early Head Start, and will continue doing everything possible to serve our students and their families in a safe manner. We are truly in this together and remain hopeful we will see our Early Head Start students and you again before the term year is out.
Clifton Whitley
Executive Head Start Director
Cen-Tex Family Services, Inc.

Activities for Children and Families to Enjoy at Home

Zero to Three has created a list of wonderful activities to make learning at home fun for all ages
Zero to Three At Home Activities

To support families during these extraordinary times, Teaching Strategies is providing a free toolkit of resources from Creative Curriculum and ReadyRosie.
Free Toolkit

Scholastic has launched Scholastic Learn at Home and its FREE! Currently there are currently 5 days of activities for PreK-K, 1-2, 3-5, and 6+
Scholastic Learn at Home

Every day this week at 2 pm (3 EST) the Cincinnati Zoo will have a Facebook Live at Home Safari featuring one of their animals and provide an activity that your child can do at home!
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30 Educational Netflix shows to stream

26 Best Podcasts for Kids in Elementary, Middle, and High School

12 World-Class Museums You Can Visit Online

33 National Park Virtual Tours

Storyline Online is a digital library of pictures books read aloud by actors. You can search by title, author, and reader. Each book lists a suggested age/grade level and an activity guide which includes reading comprehension questions to ask your child
Storyline Online

Go Noodle will get your child up and moving with their movement and mindfulness videos
Go Noodle

Cosmic Kids Yoga uses stories and characters (Star Wars, Trolls, Harry Potter, Frozen, and more!) children already know to get them moving
Cosmic Kids Yoga YouTube Channel

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Congress has passed an Act that includes expanding the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Emergency Sick Leave, and Tax Credits. Please review and, if you qualify, apply for assistance during this time.
Summary of the FFCRA

Texas Department of Health and Human Services

Coronavirus-19 information, prevention, and care page