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My son works for the church school. He started leading the summer care program the first of June. The has school age children, not preschool. He does lots of cleaning and temp checks and such.
i don’t really know about other daycare places in the state of AZ. But I know some are open....during the shut down girls and boys clubs were open for working parents. At least that is what I heard.
Here in ND, the daycares stayed open at least most / some could not afford to operate with the guidelines. My GKs daycare has stayed open, they check everyone's temp including the person dropping off the children. Know that the class sizes where changed but don't know the adult to child ratio.
Come on, Sue. I'm in Illinois too and surely you know what kind of governor we have. Not going to get political or nasty, his track record doesn't say much. How many of our governors have ended up in prison?
Yeah, I know. I'm not sure he directly ordered this kind of treatment of working moms and dads, but somebody needs to make him aware! It was going to stress that daycare greatlly, but when they were "ordered" to have 2 teachers--not just an aide-- per class, there was no way for them to be able to pay those people! It's a very good daycare, beautiful building and facilities, and the kids learn a lot! So sad for the boys.
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Sue, I've been thinking about this, if I understand correctly the real issue is the "two teachers" per room rather than whatever the requirements were before covid19. I think you might be better off addresses it from...the daycares are not taking care of sick kids...rather than from the angle of what other states are doing. Also get others involved.
can they 'double up' the class rooms...half on one side of the room, half on the other side..to get the two teachers per room?
I don't think they can double up. The class size was cut, the number of teachers were doubled, no shared activities like a video or recess, no field trips to a museum or any where else. It was always such a happy place for the kids, and now the kids are at home with a sitter, the teachers are unemployed, and the building (only a couple years old) is closed. Other daughter's daycare in Indiana has not lost a day.
Sue in IL
The daycare were termed "essential" here in IN. However, Chris' has stayed open the most of anyone I know, and she's gotten an avg of about 16 hours/week until this last week. They only closed one week. The thing is, with so many people working from home and schools cancelled, people withdrew their kids or kept em home, etc. So she's got a class of 3 sometimes or combines with a third class for 5...wow!
I haven't asked DD how her boys' class sizes have been affected. It's just been crazy for everyone. Illinois moves into the next phase, so maybe day cares will be opened again here. I've heard that Illinois is one of the most closed states. Our church will be open with restrictions in July. That will make a difference, too.
Sue in IL