WICAP Head Start teachers helping families

Posted at 10:54 AM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 12:54:34-04

Teachers from the Western Idaho Community Action Program (WICAP) are providing more than just early childhood education for over 600 low-income families in Idaho. They are now going the extra mile, making sure progress students made in the classroom is not lost while learning from home.

Teachers are sharing resources in a classroom Facebook group, like how-to's and fun, educational videos. Teachers are making sure their students and families have everything they need to get through a difficult time.

"They brought me diapers, they brought me a food box and they continue to do that week after week," said Alicia Gomez, a parent involved in the Head Start program.

Head Start is preparing to open back up on May 18, as parents head back to work. They are also in the process of getting board approval for a summer program to get kids ready for kindergarten since they missed out on crucial learning.