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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

May 28, 2020
 
Dear Early Head Start Parents and Caretakers:
 
Cen-Tex Family Services has decided that we will not provide services to children in centers any sooner than August 2020. This was a very difficult decision because we know how important center-based services are to families. We concluded that a few more weeks in delaying a return to center-based services will allow our staff to feel more assured of their safety while we plan for a safe return for the children. This will also continue to delay the spread of the novel COVID-19 virus through our communities. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you all back in centers soon.
 
Sincerely,
Clifton Whitley
Executive Head Start Director

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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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