ULLIN – Southern Seven Head Start will temporarily close its Head Start Early Learning Centers for the remainder of the year at the end of the school day on Nov. 25, according to school officials.
Classes will resume Jan. 5, 2021. Impacted families have been notified of this decision.
“The decision to close comes with the utmost concern for the health, wellness, and safety of all Head Start staff, children, and families as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Southern Illinois,” the school said in a release. “This closure impacts Southern Seven Head Start Early Learning Centers in all seven counties of the region.”
Officials said during the closure, teachers, parent coordinators, and other Head Start staff will keep in contact with the families they serve, with staff sharing activities that families will be able to do at home with their children to continue their learning experiences.
Families who have any needs during the Head Start Early Learning Center closures were urged to contact a staff member at their local center.