July 16, 2020
Dear Early Learning and Extended Education Program Parents/Guardians,
We are happy to let you know that we will be extending our operating hours beginning on Wednesday, August 5th. The hours for families will begin at 8:15 a.m. and go until 4:30 p.m. Meaning, drop offs can begin at 8:15 a.m. and all pick-ups must be made by 4:30 p.m. each weekday.
Food service was our first step towards increasing services to our Childcare Program families. Now that the food program is under way, our next step is extending our operating hours. We understand that this change in hours is not back to our normal operating hours as they were in March, however, this change in hours will help us to support our staffing challenges and allow us the ability to clean and sanitize the center effectively.
As parents continue to return their children to child care it is essential that we grow our operation safely. Extending operating hours will be a relief for all parents and we want to acknowledge that we know it is important to you.
We will continue to reassess the scheduling of our staff, the health and safety procedures within the center, and our operating hours. We are looking at the potential to resume a normal schedule of operations by the school year start or as close to it as possible.
Lastly, please note that White Birch Center will be CLOSED on Monday, August 3rd and Tuesday, August 4th. These closures were one of the many revised conditions made in order for our center to reopen and care for children. Thank you for your understanding and as always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.
All the best,
Director of Children’s Programs