ESC in southwest Missouri closes Head Start/Early Head Start centers until April 6

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(Release from Economic Security Corporation): Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area has decided to follow the decision of all public schools in Barton, Jasper, Newton and McDonald Counties and close our Head Start/Early Head Start centers until April 6.

Based on current, available information from federal officials, state government and local health considerations, we believe this is the responsible thing to do. It is the best way to support our community and our health care system while protecting our children, families and staff. Staff will be in contact with families during the closure to offer up-to-date community resource information and virtual learning opportunities. We will continue to assess the situation and reopen when possible.

About Economic Security Corporation: Since 1965, Economic Security Corporation has been a leader in developing solutions and bringing resources to Barton, Jasper, Newton and McDonald County. It offers a diversity of services meeting basic human needs for food and shelter, while enriching people’s lives by providing access to increased education, skills, and building relationships for the future. ESC is a private nonprofit organization that receives federal, state and local funding, foundation grants and donations from individuals and businesses in our community. To learn more about Economic Security Corporation please visit