Irene Cardwell Head Start and Pre-K Program impacting the Del Rio Community.

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The Irene C. Cardwell Head Start & Pre-K Program continues to offer a wide array of training programs and engagement opportunities for its families and their children in spite of the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.  The programs offered range from Parenting and Child Development to Family Well-Being. Trainings focus on the parent and child while other target specific needs of parents.  One of many programs that supports parents in understanding the importance of setting a strong foundation for future learning has been in place for its fifth year and now begins its transformation into preparing parents as an additional support for student achievement in not only the present year but also Kindergarten and the early years that follow.  The Head Start Program values the importance of the relationships that are forged with parents in regards to education and empowers parents to become impactful in their children's learning.  These programs offer trainings on a monthly or quarterly schedule. The format for delivering these services has transitioned to a combination of both in-persons meetings and virtual meetings utilizing the platform widely known as "ZOOM" which mostly take place in the morning and engages parents learning how to enhance learning at home in innovative ways to support child development in Early Literacy, Early Math, Science.  The program has expanded now to include science and child development.  The material presented supports developmentally appropriate and best practices researched by the University of Texas Health and Science Center in Houston and the State's Children Center for Learning and CLI (Children's Learning Institute).  Look for the school's monthly event newsletter to find out when these trainings are being offered.