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Head Start has hardly stopped providing in-person services to students and families throughout COVID pandemic

Although BSD2 schools have operated remotely throughout the COVID pandemic for all but a handful of days in October, students and staff have continued to meet throughout this ordeal in the classrooms of the Head Start program operated by Metropolitan Family Services out of the Bensenville Early Learning Center at Tioga School.

Since re-opening in June, they’ve closed only one classroom for a single two-week period after experiencing one confirmed case of COVID.

Nicole Nincic, the Head Start Site Supervisor for Bensenville, said her staff has demonstrated great care, courage, and commitment in continuing to provide these in-person services that are critically important for their families in need. 

The Bensenville site is one of Metropolitan’s few DuPage County locations that has remained open for in-person attendance throughout the pandemic. Mrs. Nincic credits the BSD2 administration’s strong support for the program and concern for the at-risk families it serves as a major reason why they’ve been able to remain open.