The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated many challenges for Head Start families – making the program’s role even more important. To better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Head Start families and identify opportunities to strengthen the relationship between Head Start programs, managers, and health care professionals, Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS) and Voices for Georgia's Children (Voices), in collaboration with the Georgia chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Georgia Head Start Collaboration Office, conducted six focus groups—three with Family Support Managers and Health Managers and three with Head Start parents. (author abstract)
The impact of COVID-19 on Head Start programs and families: Recommendations for health care providers and policymakers
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