Washington County NB&PW Club, Inc.

Head Start Program
Georgia Pre-K Program

 

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The Washington County NB & PW Club, Inc. serves as the administering agency for our Head Start/Georgia Pre-K program, which provides services to children and families at the various centers.  Head Start is a federally funded, comprehensive child development program, serving three and four year old children whose families' meet federal criteria for eligibility for enrollment, or who have documented special needs.  The Georgia Pre-Kindergarten program is funded by the State of Georgia and serves four-year-old children who meet state criteria for eligibility for enrollment.

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GCS: On Wednesday Aril 1st, Governor Kemp issued a shelter-in-place" order beginning Friday, April 3rd, through Monday, April 13th. There will be no meals distributed tomorrow or next week. GCCS Grab-N-Go meal distribution will resume on Tuesday, April 14th the day after the order expires. The original instructional packets will now be due on Tuesday, April, 14th, and can be dropped off from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the school s bus loop. An additional instructional packet will be ready for pick up at this time. Please ensure that your child is reading daily; there is no more important activity to ensure the educational development and success of your child than reading. All school events for April and May are postponed until further notice. Updates will be made as soon as possible. The current crisis is extremely fluid, and the school system administration will continue to monitor conditions and make decisions based on federal and state guidance. All plans are pending any changes that may occur. Please continue to check the school website and Facebook page for additional digital resources and updates. Our teachers and staff are saddened by this crisis and the effect it is having on our state and country. We hope the steps our governor is taking will help keep your family and our Glascock County community as safe as possible. Your children are missed dearly, and we look forward to their return to school when our state and country emerge from this unprecedented crisis.

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To support children and families during the closure, DECAL has launched Georgia’s Pre-K @ Home This webpage will be updated each day with new activities to engage children in learning at home. Activities include storytelling, screen-free activities, outdoor fun and virtual field trips. To access, please go to: http://decal.ga.gov/PreK/WelcomeToGAPreKAtHome.aspx

The content can be accessed digitally on a computer, tablet or smartphone. Please share this new resource with your teachers and families.



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Dear Parents:

In compliance with Gov. Kemp's new Executive Order, Washington County NBPW Club, Inc., Head Start/GA Pre-K will remain closed through April 24, 2020. We will continue to provide quality at home learning activities for your child and resources for the family.

Our teachers and Family Advocates will continue to call you for questions, concerns or issues you may be experiencing during the COVID-19 crisis. We are here to continue to provide support as much as we possibly can, while practicing precautionary measures issued by the CDC and State Public Health.

We take this opportunity to thank .Dr. Edmond and his staff for providing meals to children
1-18 years of age.

We will be issuing new at home learning activities within the next several weeks. You were previously provided enough material to last a month.

We know these are very difficult times, we will continue to offer any support within our means. Thank you for your continued support of our Head Start Program.

Warmly
Susie D. Wilcher, Executive Director/Head Start Director

 



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ATTENTION: Davisboro Center Head Start Parents and Sandersville Center Head Start Parents!!

 

EDUCATION PACKETS for all enrolled students who did not get a chance to pick up on Monday, will have the opportunity to pick up on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 9am-10am. at the Sandersville Center. A delivery service will be coordinated which will not make it necessary for adults to depart vehicles.
This action will help keep your child in a continuous routine of learning. Take advantage of providing your child with unique environmental home school learning experiences during this time.
TOGETHER WE CAN ACHIEVE MORE.

Thanks for all you do. Together we can, we will get through this.


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Washington County NB & PW Club, Inc., Head Start/GA Pre-K

March 23, 2020


 Dear Parents/Guardian,
Below you will find a list of educational websites for your child to utilize at home to ensure he/she continues with academic learning.  It is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics that children up to the age of 5 years old should have not more than 1 hour of screen time with TVs, laptops, or any handheld devices.  Let’s make this a fun learning experience! 

Recommended Websites for Interactive Learning

1) https://theartofsimple.net/20-indoor-activities-for-kids-besides-tv/
2) ymiclassroom.com
3) https://www.hatchearlylearning.com/resources/all
4) scholastics.com/parents/school.success/home-learning-resources.html
5) decal.ga.gov



Educationally yours,

Washington County NB & PW Club, In., Head Start/ GA PreK Education Staff


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Attention:  All Head Start Parents,

During this serious coronavirus crisis, Education Packets for all enrolled Head Start Students of The Sandersville and Davisboro Head Start Center of Washington County will be available for pick up at the Sandersville Head Start Center at 815 Jordan Mill Road, Sandersville, GA, on Monday, March 23, 2020 from 10:30-11:30am. Caregivers will not be allowed to leave their vehicle to receive the packets. A drive-through delivery service will be coordinated which will not make it necessary for adults to depart vehicles. Education Staff will meet each vehicle on arrival and place the learning materials in the adults hands inside the vehicle.

This action will help keep your child in a continuous routine of learning. Take advantage of providing your child with unique environmental home school learning experiences during this time. 

Together we can achieve more.

Thank you!!
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Daily Schedule for At-Home Activities

Young Children need 1 to 2 hours of back-and-forth instruction per day
Let young children sleep in -  Its good for their immune system
Talk to them about what they want to work on
Let your children be a part of the planning
Include 1 hour for outside time – Again sun is good for the immune system
Spend one hour reading
Home Chore Time
Cook something together – a lot of math can be done in the kitchen
This is a stressful time for all of us.  Don’t make it worse by stressing about school.

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Talking to Kids About COVD-19
(Coronavirus): A Parent Resource from the National Association of School Psychologist (NASP)

Presented by ProSolutions /March 2020

 

It is very important to remember that children look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events. If parents seem overly worried, children’s anxiety may rise. Parents should reassure children that health and school officials are working hard to ensure that people throughout the country stay healthy. However, children also need factual, age appropriate information about the potential seriousness of disease risk and concrete instruction about how to avoid infections and spread of disease. Teaching children positive preventive measures, talking with them about their fears, and giving them a sense of some control over their risk of infection can help reduce anxiety.

Remain calm and reassuring.

 

  • Children will react to and follow your verbal and nonverbal reactions.
  • What you say and do about COVID-19, current prevention efforts, and related events can either increase or decrease your children’s anxiety.
  • If true, emphasize to your children that they and your family are fine.
  • Remind them that you and the adults at their school are there to keep them safe and healthy.
  • Let your children talk about their feelings and help reframe their concerns into the appropriate perspective.

 

Make yourself available.

 

  • Children may need extra attention from you and may want to talk about their concerns, fears, and questions.
  • It is important that they know they have someone who will listen to them; make time for them.
  • Tell them you love them and give them plenty of affection. 

 

Avoid excessive blaming.

 

  • When tensions are high, sometimes we try to blame someone.
  • It is important to avoid stereotyping any one group of people as responsible for the virus. 
  • Bullying or negative comments made toward others should be stopped and reported to the school.
  • Be aware of any comments that other adults are having around your family. You may have to explain what comments mean if they are different than the values that you have at home.

 

Monitor television viewing and social media.

 

  • Limit television viewing or access to information on the Internet and through social media. Try to avoid watching or listening to information that might be upsetting when your children are present.
  • Speak to your child about how many stories about COVID-19 on the Internet may be based on rumors and inaccurate information.
  • Talk to your child about factual information of this disease—this can help reduce anxiety.
  • Constantly watching updates on the status of COVID-19 can increase anxiety—avoid this.
  • Be aware that developmentally inappropriate information (i.e., information designed for adults) can cause anxiety or confusion, particularly in young
  • Engage your child in games or other interesting activities instead.

 

Maintain a normal routine to the extent possible.

 

  • Keep to a regular schedule, as this can be reassuring and promotes physical health.
  • Encourage your children to keep up with their schoolwork and extracurricular activities, but don’t push them if they seem overwhelmed. 

 

Be honest and accurate.

 

  • In the absence of factual information, children often imagine situations far worse than reality.
  • Don’t ignore their concerns, but rather explain that at the present moment very few people in this country are sick with COVID-19.
  • Children can be told this disease is thought to be spread between people who are in close contact with one another—when an infected person coughs or sneezes.  
  • It is also thought it can be spread when you touch an infected surface or object, which is why it is so important to protect yourself.



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March 17, 2020

Dear Parents,

Please click on the link and complete the questionnaire located below.  We need to know how many parents will participate in our meal provision plan.  If we are able to deliver meals at your regular pickup/drop off points, will you participate?

Thank you for your continued assistance, support and understanding of these "new normal" times.

Sincerely,
Susie D. Wilcher,
Executive Director/Head Start Director

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March 16, 2020


Dear Parents/Guardians and Staff
Washington County Head Start/GA Pre-k centers, Davisboro and Sandersville, will be closed March 13,2020 through April 13, 2020.
We are doing everything possible to insure the health and safety of enrolled students and staff to help diminish the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
We will provide an at home curriculum for students, to be provided at a later date. We will also provide meals to enrolled children.
You will be informed of these schedules not later than March 17, 2020.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding of our efforts to stay safe and healthy.
Stay well
Susie D. Wilcher, Executive Director/ Head Start Director

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To: All Staff
From: Susie D. Wilcher, Executive Director, Wash. Co. NB & PW Club, Inc., Head Star/GA Pre-K
Date: March 12, 2020
Re: COVID-19 (coronavirus)

COVID-19 Travel
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has updated its travel guidelines regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). As we prepare for Spring Break we will continue to provide you and our families with updated information as it is made available.
The most updated notices indicate for individuals to avoid nonessential travel to the following countries:
China
​Iran
Italy
Japan
South Korea
Regarding cruises:
CDC recommends travelers defer all cruise ship travel at this time.
We are requiring team members who may be planning to travel to these countries or taking a cruise to self-report to human resources and their supervisor as soon as they know of these plans. We ask that you reconsider travel plans that fall within these categories as you will be required to wait for the 14-day incubation period (beginning the day of return to the U.S.) before you would be allowed to return to work. Because of our need to provide ongoing continuity of service, we will be unable to approve any leave for team members requiring a 14-day incubation period at the conclusion of Spring Break. As always, an unapproved absence for work are grounds for corrective action up to and including termination.
As a reminder, the following are CDC recommendations to help prevent infection of respiratory viruses:
​Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
Cough or sneeze into an elbow or use a tissue and place immediately in the trash.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when sick.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

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M E M O R A N D U M

TO: Washington County NB & PW Club, Inc., Head Start/GA Pre-K Families
Davisboro and Sandersville Head Start
Glascock County Head Start
Johnson County Head Start
Wilkes County Head Start

FROM: Susie D. Wilcher, Executive Director
SUBJECT: Travel- coronavirus (COVID-19)

DATE: March 12, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has updated its travel guidelines regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). We are aware that many families are looking ahead to Spring Break. Therefore, we will continue to provide you with updated information as it is made available.
The most updated notices indicate for individuals to avoid nonessential travel to the following countries:
China
​Iran
Italy
Japan
South Korea
Regarding cruises:
CDC recommends travelers defer all cruise ship travel at this time.
We ask all individuals who may be planning to travel to these countries or taking a cruise to self-report to their child’s center manager as soon as they know of these plans. These individuals must wait for the 14-day incubation period (beginning the day of return to the U.S.) to expire before returning to school. Students will be provided at home activities during this 14-day incubation period.
As a reminder, the following are CDC recommendations to help prevent infection of respiratory viruses:
Keep sick children at home until they are fever-free without medication for 24 hours.
​Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
Cough or sneeze into an elbow or use a tissue and place immediately in the trash.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when sick.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces - including coats and backpacks.
Please know that schools and buses are thoroughly cleaned daily and disinfected frequently.
More information on the coronavirus is available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. Thank you for partnering with us to reinforce the above preventative measures at home.

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WASHINGTON COUNTY NB & PW CLUB, INC.
P.O. BOX 896
SANDERSVILLE, GA  31082

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT 


POSITION:   EDUCATION SPECIALIST/ EDUCATION COACH

LOCATION: ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Education Specialist is responsible for the planning, coordination and implementation of a comprehensive Early Childhood Education Services Program; for planning and coordinating training and skill development in the areas of Early Childhood Education for staff and parents; ensure that the program adheres to the Head Start Performance Standards and other applicable regulations.  
The Education Coach is responsible for providing on-going coaching for Education Staff.  Supporting effective teaching strategies in the classroom that lead to positive outcomes for children within the context of a collaborative relationship with the coachee and the child.

QUALIFICATIONS:  
Must have experience in the area of education particularly that of working with pre-school age children.  A Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field required.


Mail resume to: Washington Co. NB & PW Club, Inc. 
ATTN:  HR
P. O. Box 896
Sandersville, GA  31082
E-Mail to:  m.ayers@nbpw.org

        SUBMISSION DEADLINE 12:00 PM, February 24, 2020


                          Washington County NB & PW Club, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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WASHINGTON CO. NB & PW CLUB, INC.
Head Start & Ga Pre-K Program
 
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT 


ASSISTANT HEAD START DIRECTOR


Statement of Functions 

To assist the Executive Director in day to day operations which includes activities with federal, state and local programs; regulations, policies and procedures; and development of program services.  Provide leadership functions.  Coach, mentor, supervise, provide support to all staff, and work with the Executive Director in providing leadership in planning, designing, implementing and evaluating program systems, emphasizing the importance of achieving high standards of quality. Help to assure that the program is strategically positioned for the future. 

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in supervision of staff, fiscal management and administration, with a minimum of three years of professional leadership/management and supervisory experience.

Significant experience in administration, including balancing regulatory requirements with budget constraints and growing community needs.  Head Start and Early Head Start programs experience preferred. 

Experience in human resources, program management, including program planning, operations and evaluation and the use of management information systems.
 
Mail, or deliver resume to:
Wash. Co. NB & PW Club, Inc.
ATTN:  HR
101 Jones Street
P. O. Box 896
  Sandersville, GA    31082 

Or

        Email to:  m.ayers@nbpw.org 


DEADLINE:  December 13, 2019 by (12:00noon)
 


Washington County NB & PW Club, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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WASHINGTON COUNTY NB & PW CLUB, INC.


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT


POSITION:     Fiscal Officer 

LOCATION:   Head Start Administrative Office
    Sandersville, GA 

RESPONSIBILITIES:  
The Fiscal Officer is responsible for all aspects of the fiscal operations of non-profit government accounting, including but not limited to accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchasing, payroll and inventory. Tax reports, federal status reports, general ledgers, and request federal funds.
Utilize automated bookkeeping techniques to process data and complete reports and other documents.

QUALIFICATIONS:  
A minimum of a BS in Accounting, Business or Finance is required; a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or MBA in Accounting is a plus.
At least three years of experience as Fiscal Officer in a nonprofit organization, including fund and grant accounting, compliance and reporting. 
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Strong leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills.
Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skill, plus excellent organization skills. 

Please mail your resume to:
Washington Co. NB & PW Club, Inc. 
ATTN:  HR
P. O. Box 896
Sandersville, GA  31082
Or
     Email: m.ayers@nbpw.org 

   

Washington County NB & PW Club, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer



The Executive Board Meeting will be held on October 16, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at the Administrative Office in Sandersville, Georgia.

The Policy Council will meet on November 12, 2019.




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