Operating Remote or Virtual Services [Webpage].
Office of Head Start, Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center.
Webpage Federal Publication/Policy Resource Listing
Published: October 2021
This webpage explains while Early Head Start and Head Start programs are working towards full in-person operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are communities where programs may need to remain physically closed or reduce onsite services due to local health and safety precautions. In these cases, it notes that programs should continue to use best practices to offer comprehensive services for children and to support families and children in the home. Links are then offered to resources for assisting organizations in determining when, how, and with whom to start virtual learning strategies, including resources that address: virtual learning at home in Early Head Start and Head Start; using the Family Partnership Process to support virtual learning in the home; ideas to help education staff plan for virtual learning; daily schedules for children under 12 months of age, 12-18 months of age, and 2-4 years of age; family supports for remote service delivery; staff support; home visiting; special education and early intervention; and supporting educators who are serving children with disabilities.
COVID-19; Disaster response; Remote service delivery; Schools; School linked services; Early childhood education; Head start