COVID-19 Resources

Porter-Leath empowers children and families to achieve a healthy, optimal and independent lifestyle. To ensure the health and safety of our students, families and employees, Porter-Leath preschool sites will remain closed and most program services will be provided remotely until further notice. While no COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) exposures have been identified, this closure and move to remote services is a proactive and preemptive measure. Porter-Leath will continue actively monitoring for updates related to COVID-19, while thoroughly sanitizing all facilities.

Discovery, prevention and treatment of COVID-19 has changed the lives of families, children and caregivers across the globe. As our worlds evolve into a "new normal," we are committed to providing assistance to children and families whenever possible.

Porter-Leath has created a hotline to supplement our remote programming. Porter-Leath families can reach a member of our staff during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 4:30 PM) by calling (901) 577-2500 and choosing Option 4.
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Category: Developing Children

COVID-19 Resources for Head Start Parents & Caregivers

The National Head Start Association (NHSA) has been working with members of Congress and their staff to address the needs of Head Start programs, staff, children, and families. The good news is that many new resources and supportive services are either available now or on their way. Review these resources to learn how you can access the aid during this challenging time. Read More
at Thursday, May 14, 2020

Quick Lesson: Identifying Shapes

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at Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Quick Lesson: Creating Educational Moments

Help your child reach their developmental milestones with a few helpful examples from one of Porter-Leath's Early Head Start teachers! Read More
at Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Circle Time with Ms. Rayner - Hickory Dickory Dock

Ms. Rayner uses today's nursery time to teach children about rhyming words, position words, colors, and parts of a tree! Read More
at Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Story time with Ms. Gibson

It may be a beautiful, sunny day outside, but today's story from Ms. Gibson tells the story of one little boy's chilly day activities! Watch out for the letter "W," talk about seasons and the sight words "heaping" and "melted." Click below to view the video. Read More
at Monday, April 20, 2020

Quick Lesson: Using Your Child's Blocks to Practice Spelling and Vocabulary

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at Friday, April 17, 2020

TDOE, Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation Partner with ReadyRosie to Provide Free Early Education Resources to Families

NASHVILLE, TN— The Tennessee Department of Education and Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF) announced a statewide partnership with ReadyRosie, an early education online platform, to provide short videos and free resources with simple, engaging activities for Tennessee families and children, ages birth through 3rd grade, to do at home.  Through this partnership, all families with school-aged children in Tennessee will have access to ReadyRosie Modeled Moment... Read More
at Thursday, April 16, 2020

Circle Time With Ms. Rayner

Enjoy a special circle time with Porter-Leath's own, Ms. Rayner! Read More
at Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Water Play: How it can benefit your child

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at Friday, April 10, 2020

Weekly Lesson - Video by Cetonya Davis, Teacher at Douglass Head Start

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at Tuesday, April 7, 2020

How To: Increase literacy in your child's daily routine

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at Monday, April 6, 2020

Quick Tip: Young Children and Exercise

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at Saturday, April 4, 2020

Quick Lesson: Using Your Child's Name to Help Them Practice Letters and Critical Thinking Skills

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at Friday, April 3, 2020

Interactive Activities for Families

Click the calendar below to download a month of interactive activities to do with your child! Read More
at Monday, March 30, 2020