COVID-19 Head Start Information

Teacher holding puppet with masks on

Jefferson County Head Start is going above and beyond to keep our children, families, and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the precautions we are taking are:

  • Smaller class sizes during COVID pandemic (10-12 students with 2 teachers)
  • Added a hybrid (one day a week in class) option and a 100% virtual option, allowing our families to choose the option that works best for them
  • Hiring of 2 temporary staff to perform additional cleaning and sanitizing
  • Outdoor drop-off and pick-ups, reducing the number of people in our buildings
  • New air purifiers in every classroom and workspace
  • Touch-free faucets and toilets, minimizing the amount of contact people have with those typically high-touch surfaces
  • Masks are required for staff and visitors and highly encouraged for students (masks are provided for children if needed)
  • Groups of children are kept separate to minimize the spread of germs
  • Outdoor activities are encouraged as much as possible. Kids can learn so much by playing outside and experiencing the world around them!
  • Our application and enrollment process are now completely virtual and can be completed without needing to enter one of our buildings (although you may do so if necessary)

Check out this flyer about what virtual learning looks like for preschoolers, as well as some of the COVID precautions we have take: COVID precautions and Virtual Learning