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Supplies delivered to help Head Start students keep learning at home

Posted at 8:23 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 22:23:45-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — A special delivery for Head Start students in Colorado Springs, as staff took a bus ride to drop off bags of supplies.

The bags contained crayons, scissors, activity books, and other essentials to help families continue learning at home while students are unable to attend regular classes.

Students also received a songbook provided by the Colorado Springs Conservatory.

Teachers have been doing online education because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and these supplies will keep the process moving forward.

"These supplies are not necessarily something that children at home have at home," said Noreen Landis-Tyson, President & CEO of CPCD Giving Children a Head Start. "We obviously have them in school but not necessarily at home. So, by doing this we can make sure that they have everything they need to develop the skills that are needed to be successful in Kindergarten."

This was just the first supply drop-off. Community Partnership for Childhood Development said they will continue to do learning bags for as long as they can.