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Head Start/Early Head Start School Readiness In Action

Since Head Start and Early Head Start classrooms and home visits “paused” on March 13th, the Education Staff (Lead Teachers, Teachers, Primary Caregivers and Home Visitor), as well as the Family Advocates, have worked diligently… and remotely… to continue to engage families. How have they been doing this? They’ve been making weekly phone calls, sent learning materials home and posted activities on site Facebook pages, made referrals to community agencies, participated in conference calls, etc. As you can imagine, through all of this the face-to-face contact with the children and families has been sorely missed.
Last week, we had the wonderful opportunity to see those precious faces! We were able to distribute learning “care packages” to each of the children in the program. The packages included a variety of materials – play-doh, bubbles, a puzzle, crayons, scissors, glue sticks, pencils, construction paper, beach ball, bug catching kit, sidewalk chalk, a book, and more. And in Batavia, Lisa Wittmeyer had some groceries for the families. Parents and children will be able to use the items in the care packages for learning and fun for weeks to come! It was especially touching to receive texts, phone calls and pictures from families expressing their appreciation and excitement.
Many thanks to the volunteers and staff who, through the contribution of their time, energy and enthusiasm, made this a joyous success!
Pam Wadhams

The article above was written by Pam Wadhams. I echo her thanks to everyone who was involved, it was wonderful for the children and families! A special thank you goes to Pam and her family, as they worked for days purchasing supplies and putting the bags together!
Bonnie Malakie

Photo and collage credits on the following three pages go to Shelcy Plueckhahn. Thank you Shelcy for creating and sharing these collection of pictures!


Community Action is looking for volunteers to assist in our weekly food distributions in Albion and Holley.

Boxes weigh up to 25 pounds we need help putting boxes into vehicles.

If interested, please contact Annette Finch at 589-5605 or email afinch@caoginc.org

Welcome to Community Action of Orleans & Genesee!

To provide services, with dignity and respect, that help people become self-sufficient.

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and have served low-income and disadvantaged families for over 40 years. Community Action programs are designed to empower as well as provide opportunity to those who are not yet self-sufficient. Read More

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To view the Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Annual Report, please click the link: EHSCCP

Orleans County Main Office
409 East State Street
Albion, NY 14411
Phone 585-589-5605
Fax 585-589-9015

Main Street Thrift Store
131 South Main Street
Albion, NY 14411
Phone 585-589-1430
Job Skills Training Site
Employment Support, resumes
Public Computer Access     CATS 585-589-7700

Genesee County Main Office
5073 Clinton Street Road
Batavia, NY 14020
Phone 585-343-7798
Fax 585-343-4063

Head Start Administrative Office
401 East State Street
Albion, NY 14411
Phone 585-589-5683, Fax 585-589-5712

Early Head Start 585-589-8159

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