A Message from Drake University Head Start on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update: November 22, 2020


All Drake University Head Start classrooms are CLOSED through January 1, 2021.

Children and families will receive virtual learning and family engagement services until further notice.

All plans are subject to change.

Where to Look for Updates for Your Community

New developments are occurring daily. Visit the Iowa Department of Public Health’s web page dedicated to coronavirus updates at


Click here for Household Resources, including meal pick-up sites


Dealing with the Stress

Many people are feeling anxious, afraid, or overwhelmed in the midst of this global pandemic. Families of children enrolled in Drake University’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs have access to counselors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from Employee and Family Resources (EFR). Anyone living with a child attending Drake University Head Start or Early Head Start can call 1-800-327-4692. Your call is strictly confidential.

You can also access EFR’s counselors through web chat, 24 hours a day.  Visit to chat with a counselor.

Learning Resources while Classrooms are Closed

Click here for a list of learning resources your family can use while classes are not in session.

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