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Board of Directors Opening

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PNC Grow Up Great Teacher Spotlight

"2020 was a year like no other for educators. This year for Great Month, the PNC Grow Up Great team spotlighted two outstanding early education teachers on social media to elevate the importance of their role in delivering high quality early childhood education." Keisha, Head Start Teacher from our Noland Community Center was chosen to be one of those teachers spotlighted. She was spotlighted on PNC's social media outlets and received a gift from PNC Bank as a thank you for being a spotlighted...

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Congratulations to Tina for 40 years of Service

Congratulations to Miss Tina, Family Advocate at our Elgin Station Center. Today Tina celebrates her 40th anniversary with Head Start of Washington County.  During those 40 years, Tina has changed the lives of so many through her caring heart and dedication to the community.  Head Start of Washington County thanks Tina for all she has done and all she continues to do for the families and children she works with.

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Snow Emergency Policy Update 02/12/2021

Inclement Weather & Emergency Closing Policy (as of 2/12/21) WHAT TO DO IF WCPS ARE CLOSED….. ALL CENTERS If the Washington County Public Schools are closed to children, then all Head Start classrooms (both in person and distance learning) will be closed to children.

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PROGRAM UPDATE: January 27 2021

PROGRAM UPDATE:  PLANS TO RE-OPEN HEAD START CENTERS: **I am going to separate this into "phases" but please know that the dates are guidelines and may very well change if we encounter outbreaks or other road blocks** PHASE 1: Beginning Tuesday, February 16, HSWC will be re-opening our Elgin and Noland sites.  In general, we hope to fully re-open Noland and open Elgin at around half capacity. Staff will be contacting parents regarding the status of their child.

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PROGRAM UPDATE 01/21/21

PROGRAM UPDATE: Head Start of Washington County families: With our community positivity rate still around 13%, we are saddened to announce that distance learning will continue in all HSWC centers until at least 2/16/21.   It is our sincere hope that along with WCPS, we will be able to re-open to a small portion of children, in person, at some of our centers on that day.  More information will be forthcoming in early February.   Stay healthy.Vicki RobinsonExecutive Director

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Program Update

PROGRAM UPDATES: With the local positivity rate hovering around 18% and knowing that the holidays will result in more COVID surges this week, there is no way we can risk bringing children back to centers on 1/11/21.

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Inclement Weather Policy Update - Parents

Inclement Weather policy updated 12-20 COVID-19.pdf

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Program Update 11/19/2020

Good morning!  As I mentioned in last week's update, the health and safety levels in our community are worsening very rapidly due to COVID-19.  We do as much as we possibly can to provide a healthy environment, but now we must act in the best interest of safety for our children and staff. I apologize for any inconvenience that this update may cause.  Please know that we are committed to providing quality distance learning experiences and cannot wait to get the children back in person as soon as...

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Family Healthcare of Hagerstown Donates!

We wanted to officially say “Thank you” to Family Healthcare of Hagerstown for the donation of children’s books to our agency!  We are truly grateful and as you can see the titles donated are packaged and ready to be delivered to our Head Start children this week along with lots of other goodies to help them stay busy during this time.    @FamilyHealthcareofHagerstown   #thankyou   #donations  #OurHeadStartProgram  #earlychildhoodeducation #headstart

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