YCCAC’s Children’s Services Program Recognized Nationally for Innovative Use of Technology During COVID-19
From the Office of Head Start
Using Various Technologies to Enhance Connection to Families
York County, Sanford, ME
The grantee used COVID-19 funds to create a lending library for enrolled children. It provided portable technology with internet capability to allow for participation in remote learning. The grantee also was able to purchase Teaching Strategies: Creative Curriculum Cloud package. This digital curriculum allows the program to provide virtual and remote services with fidelity. An educational toolbox was supplied to families so they could start off with additional materials while children are learning at home. COVID-19 funds allowed the grantee to purchase the Learning Genie Application for center-based classrooms. It allows education staff to connect with families daily and engage them in their child’s learning and activities in the classroom. This is a shift from seeing families every day on-site to now doing drop-off and pick-up outside with alternative staff.