Resuming Center Based Program Operations

To: SKCDC families, and community partners,
From: Cristina Salois, MS Ed, Agency Director
 SKCDC programming will begin transitioning to regular operations in the upcoming weeks.
 We plan to resume center operations on a staggered schedule and specific information regarding the opening schedule is described below.
Families participating in our Home Based programs will continue to receive weekly remote home visits and socialization opportunities via Zoom at this time.
Center based staff will continue to provide remote learning/family services until their center/classroom opens.
This schedule is designed to ensure that children, staff and families are safe and healthy. Your child’s teacher will be communicating with you about enhanced health procedures in the classroom and at arrival/ drop off time 
Full day/full year classroom will open on July 6
Part year classrooms will open on September 8
Magic Years
Head Start (preschool) classrooms will open July 13
Early Head Start (infant/toddler) classrooms will open August 3
S. Gardiner EHS
Early Head Start (infant/toddler) classroom will open August 3
Plummer Street
Head Start (preschool) full day/full year classroom will open on July 6
Early Head Start (infant/toddler) classroom will open August 3
Head Start (preschool) part year classrooms will open on September 8
Lake Region
Part year classroom will open on September 8
Pre K Partnerships in RSU 12, RSU 2 and Winthrop Public Schools
Classes will operate according to the district schedule
Webster, Plummer Street, Chelsea Pre K
Targeted summer program will operate July 6-31
As we begin offering center based care, class sizes will be limited. We will start with approximately 10 children in preschool classrooms and 6 in infant/toddler classrooms. If we have more families who need care than space allows, we will use the following criteria. We anticipate having enough space for those who need care at this point. 
Priority selection criteria 
Currently enrolled children who are in DHHS care.
Currently enrolled children of parents/guardians who are expected to return to work in any capacity.
Currently enrolled children whose parents may not yet have returned to work, but need care for other reasons.
Accepted children not yet started programming.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a challenging and fluid situation.  Federal, state and local orders and guidance may change frequently.
SKCDC will continue to communicate with parents and guardians if changes to this procedure are required.
Be well,

posted on May 29, 2020