The mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, announced that the municipality’s “early head start” and “head start” centers will begin operating remotely from October 26, and presented a new “early head start” center. ”For deaf children that will operate in collaboration with Colegio San Gabriel, an entity specialized in the education of deaf people.
The mayor also announced that an investment had been made to guarantee that the 66 “head start” and 7 “early head start” of the municipality have an electric generator and cistern to be able to face hurricanes, as well as sanitation and cleaning equipment to combat COVID -19, and other equipment to guarantee the functioning of the centers.
While waiting for the return to face-to-face activities in the centers, parents will be able to pick up a backpack with the work that their students will have to do, and it will be collected once a week for evaluation, while a new backpack. In addition, each month they will receive a box with materials for the work assigned to the children.
Computers or tablets for children, which include programs for their education, and computers will also be given to the teachers as a loan.
Regarding the new “early head start” for the deaf, it was reported that it will have capacity for 16 students. The mayor added that they are already working on identifying the funds to create a “head start” for the deaf, so that the transition of students through these two levels and their entry to Colegio San Gabriel can be facilitated.