Please check back regularly as this situation continues to change and we will be posting updates as changes occur.

 November 1st, 2021

To our families and community –
With the recent COVID-19 pandemic we at NCO Head Start Child Development Program understand the concerns about your child and family’s safety and well-being in our centers. The health and safety of our enrolled children, families and staff is of the upmost importance for our program. We have instituted strict, extensive and well-researched COVID-19 safety guidelines for our centers and staff. In order to remain transparent, and to provide the most up to date information on practices, we would like to share this information with you all. Our guidelines include, but are not limited to:
• Facility Health Checks for Staff and Children
• Positive Test Procedures and Deep Cleaning
• Modified Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures
• Masks and other PPE for Staff and/or Children
• Social Distancing Requirements
• Daily Sanitation Requirements

You can view our full guideline HERE! (GUIDELINES UPDATED 11/2021)


We are constantly monitoring the situation and are ensuring that safety is the highest priority for the children, families and staff that we serve.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our guidelines during this time, please do not hesitate to contact our main office at 707-462-2582.

Miriam McNamara (Program Director) 

Additional Information

Stay Informed

The following websites provide up-to-date, reliable information regarding COVID-19.

Use of Cloth Face Covering and How to Make Them  English    Español

COVID-19 Health Literacy Project- COVID-19 fact sheets are divided by both language and age. 30 different langauges are available

Centers for Disease Control 

California Department of Public Health

Lake County Public Health Department

Mendocino County Public Health Department

Essential Workers COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit 

COVID-19 Vaccine Info

FAQ about COVID-19

Resources on how to talk to your children about COVID-19

Sesame Street in Communities - Health Emergencies 

Bright Horizons  Webiste - Talking to children about COVID-19

 Kids Health Website - Coronavirus (COVID-19) How to talk to your child

 National Public Radio Website - Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus ( Story and Audio)

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