COVID-19

MRDC would like to extend a thank you to all of our parents who are essential employees. 

Your sacrifice and dedication are so appreciated!!

Click here for childcare options for essential personnel during this crisis. Here is an option specific to Harford and Cecil Counties.

Please be sure to participate in the 2020 CENSUS HERE! When you make sure you are counted, you make a difference for yourself, your family, your community, and the organizations like ours that serve you!

Talking to Kids about Coronavirus

   Stories:

If you have any questions or concerns, our Mental Health and Disabilities Manager, Eric Mucha, can be reached at emucha@mrdc.net.

Why immunizations are important

Please watch this video about the importance of having your child vaccinated on the medically recommended schedule.

Distance Learning with Class Dojo

Class Dojo helps you and your child communicate and stay connected with your child's teachers. If you still need to be added to our Class Dojo list, please email jtyler@mrdc.net and you will receive an invitation from your child's teacher to get the connection started!

Free Food Locations

Use this very helpful interactive website to locate food resources nearest you.

Additional information:

  • Caroline County
  • Harford County
  • Cecil County  Breakfast/Lunch Items provided by Cecil County Public Schools -- available to enrolled children. Bagged lunches also available Monday through Friday, 11:30am-12:30pm, at Sheilagh's Pantry- 342 Hollingsworth Manor

MRDC Nutrition Information

During this time at home, there are lots of fun and healthy ways for families to be together in the kitchen! Here are few ideas to get you started:

Easy and Quick Recipes:

Food Activities:

Also, Head Start is collecting family recipes so that we can compile a recipe book for all of our Head Start families. If you are interested in participating, please send recipes, cooking tips, child cooking activities, etc., to Melanie at mscarlato.mrdc@gmail.com.

Resources to Help with Potty Training

It's a great time to start working potty training! Here are some resources to get you started:

For kids to watch:

 

Adult Education

For information on adult education classes, see the Adult Education page or Click Here.

Attention, Harford County! We are now registering for online fall sessions of ESL and GED prep. Click on the fliers for more information!

 

Health Information

In these unprecedented times, MRDC Head Start Health Services would like to keep our families informed about COVID-19. We would like to continue supporting our families with any health concerns during this time.


Click here for the most up-to-date information about cases by county.


Remember that we can contribute to keeping these numbers low by following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines on slowing the spread of the virus (Click here).


Testing can be conducted only by appointment at specific locations once you have obtained a referral from a healthcare provider. This article covers the latest locations and procedures. Also check Maryland's Coronavirus website for updated information and procedures.


If you have any concerns regarding COVID-19, you can reach the Health Manager Tosha Johnson via email at tosha.johnson@mrdc.net


For assistance with enrollment or other concerns with the healthcare system, please contact bilingual navigator Claudia Sanders with Maryland Health Connection at 443-966-2615 or csanders@seedco.org.

Para asistencia con la inscripción u otras inquietudes con el sistema de salud, comuníquese con la navegante bilingüe Claudia Sanders con Maryland Health Connection at 443-966-2615 o csanders@seedco.org.


For health information per county, visit this detailed page.


Please see this guidance from the Office of Head Start about hand sanitizers.

Your Healthy Teeth

Many dental offices are now scheduling in-person appointments:

West Cecil Health Dental
Phone: 410-378-9696
Toll-Free 877-378-9696
http://www.westcecilhealth.org

Harford County Dental Clinic
Phone: 443-922-7670
https://harfordcountyhealth.com/
clinical-services/dental-clinic/

Main Street Dental Havre De Grace Office
Phone: 410-942-9393

Choptank Community Health Systems:

  • Goldsboro, MD 410-634-2380
  • Denton, MD 410-479-2650
  • Federalsburg, MD 410-754-9021

 

Now is not the time to forget our routines. See the flier below for important information about toothbrushing and the coronavirus!

APPLY NOW

Head Start enrollment for 2020-2021 school year is underway!!

Click Here to Apply!