Program Update

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SKCDC EXTENDS CENTER CLOSURES UNTIL MAY 31, 2020

Full day/Full year programs will remain closed for the month of May

 This includes five classrooms at Magic Years, one classroom at Webster, two classrooms in Gardiner, and one classroom in S. Gardiner. These classes will continue with remote learning/family services through May 31. 

Our Agency continues to operate and we are here to support you
 SKCDC staff will continue connecting with families regularly by phone, text and via the ZOOM video conferencing platform. 
Your family’s well-being is very important to us. We will continue to provide resources and learning materials to SKCDC families. This includes diapers, wipes, formula and supporting access to transportation and food resources.
Information on food and other community resources is being shared via our Facebook page and through our Agency communication system. 
Families participating in our Home Based programs will continue to receive weekly remote home visits and socialization opportunities via Zoom.

For children enrolled in full day services accessing a childcare subsidy, no parent fees will be charged during this time.
 
We will continue to closely monitor this evolving situation and keep you updated.
Our decisions regarding continued closure are not made lightly. We know that there is a significant impact on families in our program. The Governor’s “stay safe at home order”, the extension of Maine’s civil emergency and the guidance of public health officials guide our decision-making. We are taking this action as Mainers work together to limit the spread of COVID-19 cases in Maine. 

 We know that this extended closing will be a tremendous strain on families and we did not make this decision lightly. We are doing our part to minimize the impact of the Coronavirus and keep our community as healthy as possible. 
 
For information and resources on COVID-19:
Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/
U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
 
Please stay healthy and safe. 
 
Cristina Salois, MS Ed
Agency Director
 

posted on May 07, 2020