Chahk Ha Chee staff makes surprise visit to Head Start students
By City Times staff
NEKOOSA – Staff from Chahk Ha Chee Head Start in Nekoosa surprised Head Start children on April 7, with a visit to their home.
“With everything that has been going on we decided that it would be fun way to see the children that attend our Head Start,” said Veronica Rodriguez.
The group, including Heidi Elsen, family services coordinator; Rodriguez, center director/lead Teacher; Toni Scheel, assistant teacher; Jack Harris, bus driver; and Renea Ellis-Scheel, bus monitor; stopped at each child’s house.
“We went around and stopped at each child’s house and left a bag of goodies as well as a packet for the week, some projects and some worksheets that we will be doing during the week through live videos,” Rodriguez said. “We wanted to let the parents and the children know we miss them; that we are here with them in this chaotic time.”
At each house, the group waved to the kids through the window.
“We loved the smiles that they gave us and the smiles on families’ faces,” Rodriguez added. “We would have loved hugs, but with everything going on we needed to practice safe social distancing for not only our safety but their safety as well.”
The program provides services for 20 children.