HCAP WEEKLY November 23, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving from our HCAP Ohana
This #GivingTuesday, Head Start & Early Head Start Donate Nitrile Gloves to Nursing Home Workers and Books to Children Residing in Transitional Housing
Head Start Welcomes New Policy Council Members
HCAP Head Start Keiki Continue to Learn and Stay Safe from Home


Happy Thanksgiving from our HCAP Ohana

This holiday season may look different, but Thanksgiving remains a time to give thanks and celebrate togetherness even if we are physically apart. This year, we are thankful for all our supporters, partners, and community members who make our work possible. Without all of you, we could not achieve our mission to provide opportunities and inspiration to those who need it most. Our agency wishes you and your ohana a wonderful, relaxing and safe Thanksgiving!


 

This #GivingTuesday, Head Start & Early Head Start Donate Nitrile Gloves to Nursing Home Workers and Books to Children Residing in Transitional Housing

HCAP’s Head Start & Early Head Start Program is excited to participate in this year’s #Giving Tuesday by donating 150 boxes of nitrile gloves to nursing home workers who serve some of our most vulnerable kupuna. The program will also be donating over 100 “Olivia” books and HCAP’s Head Start Health series books to  children residing in transitional housing shelters. HCAP Head Start’s contribution is part of an agency-wide effort to give back to our communities this giving season!

This year’s #GivingTuesday activities are different due to COVID-19 restrictions, but this hasn’t stopped our HCAP ohana from finding meaningful ways to give back. Our agency has remained dedicated to serving vulnerable communities, as well as recognizing those who are keeping us all healthy and safe during this difficult time. 

We will be highlighting our agencies activities and efforts leading up to #GivingTuesday on December 1, 2020. We ask that you please consider supporting HCAP on this day of giving. Click here to donate to HCAP.


 

Head Start Welcomes New Policy Council Members

HCAP would like to send a warm welcome to the 2021 Head Start Policy Council Members. The Policy Council is a group of Head Start and Early Head Start parents and community members who help lead and make decisions about our program. Mahalo to these lovely ladies for choosing to serve our keiki!

Chairperson: Kealohi Kea (Kainalu)

Vice-Chairperson: Samantha Garcia (Keiki Country)

Treasurer: Lauren Campos (KMBCH)

Secretary: Alexis Perreira (Makaha)


 

HCAP Head Start Keiki Continue to Learn and Stay Safe from Home

Wondering what our HCAP Head Start keiki have been getting up to recently? Here are some of the fun, hands-on activities our keiki participated in from the safety of their homes!

This week, Ginikachi from HCAP Head Start Pauoa created “emotion puppets.” With the help of his emotion puppets, Ginikachi was able to model and identify his own emotions. With the help of visuals and modeling, Ginikachi is learning how to name his emotions and feelings! 

Rhage and Allen from Ala Wai  both read the book “The Kissing Hand” with their moms. The Kissing Hand is the story of Chester Raccoon, who is scared to start kindergarten and being away from his home and mom. But Chester’s mother reassures him about all the good things he will find at school, including new friends, toys, and books.

After reading “The Kissing Hand,” Rhage and his mom were able to create their own “Kissing Hand” story by tracing Rhage’s hand on a sheet of paper. Meanwhile, Allen and his mom talked about the story after they finished reading to test Allen’s comprehension and understanding.

Raiden from Palolo and her mom Angela created a Fire Safety Plan together and posted it on their front door. Raiden learned to exit the stairs instead of the elevator during a fire and designated a “meet up spot” outside by the tree in the parking lot. Great work Raiden!

HCAP Head Start keiki Kennedy from Halawa participated in an alphabet fishing activity. Kennedy was able to identify, name, and sound out letters while fishing letter cards with a homemade, magnet fishing rod. This fun and educational activity is helping Kennedy to learn her alphabets and prepare for kindergarten!