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Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department closes all Head Start/Early Head Start locations as a safety precaution, effective March 16, 2020

MIAMI ( March 18, 2020 )

In an abundance of caution for the more than 7,500 children served, the Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department (CAHSD) has closed all Head Start/Early Head Start locations for the week of March 16-20, 2020 due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Spring Break will follow, as planned, during the week of March 23-27, 2020.

Head Start/Early Head Start employees will continue to engage remotely with families to deliver services to the maximum extent possible. During the week of March 16-20, 2020, families will be served in the following ways:

  • The Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department (CAHSD) Head Start/Early Head Start Program has developed developmentally appropriate at-home activities for children and families. These activities are available through the Department’s Facebook and Twitter accounts @305CAHSD and on its website.
  • Head Start/Early Head Start family service staff will continue to contact families to assess their individual needs and provide referrals, as needed.
  • Based on need, Head Start/Early Head Start programs will continue to provide grab-and-go meals for enrolled children, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

During this time, all Head Start/Early Head Start locations will undergo deep environmental cleaning and disinfecting. For up-to-date information regarding the CAHSD Head Start/Early Head Start program, please call 786-469-4699 or e-mail [email protected]

To learn more about the Miami-Dade Community Action and Human Services Department programs, please visit us on the web at www.miamidade.gov/cahsd

 

https://www.miamidade.gov/socialservices/library/at-home-activities-early-head-start.pdf

https://www.miamidade.gov/socialservices/library/at-home-activities-head-start.pdf

 

MIAMI-DADE COMMUNITY ACTION AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT

701 Northwest 1st Court, 10th Floor
Miami, Florida 33136
786-469-4600