HCHRA is committed to providing instructional support to Head Start students and families while our schools are closed. It’s very important that students continue to participate in learning activities so they don’t fall behind. Below is a list of online learning resources that can be accessed easily from home or anywhere you have Internet access.
We will be adding more every week, so please check back frequently for new updates.
Parenting the Super Kid at Meal Times provide nutritional activities for parents and children and helps build on the practice of family-style meals at home.
StoryPlace offers preschoolers a virtual library experience. Children can participate in story-time, watch videos, and play games. The bilingual site also provides early literacy information and a guide to children’s books for parents and caregivers.
myON is an online collection of thousands of fiction and nonfiction digital books that you can access from home or anywhere you have Internet access! You can also download books for offline reading. About 10% of the titles are available in Spanish, and the book reader allows children to choose different reading support tools like audio narration (where the content of the book is said aloud as the child reads along), text highlighting (to show what word is being read), and there’s also a dictionary for every book. myON also gives you the ability to practice the Star Early Literacy Assessment – the reading test for students to take on a computer. Below is all of the information you need to get started.
Website Address: www.myON.com
School Name: Hinds County Human Resource Agency
The Healthy at Home Toolkit provides our families with free learning activities that are easy to implement and can meet the different learning needs of our Head Start children. This toolkit was created by Teaching Strategies, ReadyRosie and The Creative Curriculum – they are the very same tools our teachers use in the Head Start classroom everyday.
Although we can’t physically come together at this time, these tools will provide endless hours of great learning activities. So, let’s get started today!
We will continue to monitor the situation with COVID-19 while we seek guidance from our local and state officials to determine school plans moving forward. We will be sure to keep you informed of any new developments. We miss our students and families and can’t wait to see your smiling faces again. Until that time, let’s all do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19.
If you have any concerns that needs immediate attention, please dial 601-923-1822 and leave a message stating the nature of your call. Be sure to include your contact information. Calls are being monitored and a staff person will respond within 24 hours (excluding weekends). You can also reach us by email us at HelpDesk@hchra.org.