Summer Progam

BCCC Summer Program

We have new guidelines to follow due to COVID19 so our summer program will operate differently this year.

If you would like to sign up for summer care, please use this link.

May 15, 2020

The Department of Health has issued guidance for child care providers which applies to our summer program.  We are developing our plans based upon these guidelines, direction from the department of education, and from the CDC.  We need to make changes in order to follow guidelines to provide care in the safest way possible.

In order to align with the recommendations, we will lower our capacity per classroom.  Children and staff will be grouped in ratios of 9:1 and may be adjusted if there are updates to the current health and safety recommendations.  The goal is that it will assist in social distancing and encouraging highly predictable settings.

Since our staff has had time to do our summer prep work during this current school closure, we will be able to begin our summer program on Monday, June 8.  Therefore, we will have 12 weeks of summer, ending on Friday, August 28.  

At this point we are not able to plan to go on any field trips that take the bus.  So, unless there are other changes that includes our Friday swim lessons.  It is unclear about whether we will be able to do Summer Games with Coach Mike on the Cooper Park field.

Due to these guideline changes, we are asking all families who want to enroll for summer to follow the link below to indicate, once again, what schedule you want for your child.  

Here are the new requirements and priorities:

    • Children must attend a minimum of 9 weeks.
    • We will be giving priority to children who sign up for 4 or 5 days a week.
    • Next in priority, if there is space, we will enroll children who sign up for 3 days per week. 

We are not able to accommodate half days nor 2 days a week schedules.

We appreciate your understanding as we know this isn’t the ideal summer scenario.

May 19, 2020

Many of you have emailed me to ask what precautions are going to be taken by BCCC this summer.  We are using DHS and the CDC’s guidelines for operating child care centers.  Here is a link to the CDC’s guidelines.

We already have had in place many of the requirements for how we clean the facility, toys and wash hands.  Those will be amped up, more below, as well as making some other changes. 

There will be some changes with Parent Drop-off and Pick-up:

    • Parents will be asked to take their child’s temperature before coming to BCCC. 
    • A staff member will meet families at the front door of the church.
    • The staff will record the temperature parents report and ask if your child has a cough or shortness of breath or other new symptoms.
    • Then the staff member will bring the child to their classroom, or if school age, send them to their classroom.
    • At pick-up time the parent will ring the doorbell at the front of the church and a staff member will see who is there and go get your child.  

Other changes:

    • Every child’s temperature will be taken during the noon hour.
    • Only toys that can be washed in our dishwasher or sanitized will be used.
    • Toys will be washed after the morning session and again after the afternoon session.
    • The preschool classroom’s main touchpoints will be disinfected when children go into the nap room and, as always, at the end of the day.
    • The school age classroom will be disinfected mid-day, when the children are out of the room and at the end of the day.

Summer enrollment is low as of right now with only a total of 16 children signed up.  Thursday, May 21 is the deadline to register. After Thursday, we will evaluate our ability to serve the children who are registered and let you know if we will still be able to offer care this summer.  My goal is notifying parents by Tuesday, May 26 with the results.

If the state or federal guidance changes and we are required to cancel programming, you will not be charged for the dates or fees.  These changes do not impact your 2020-21 registrations and we hope to be able to resume regularly scheduled school year programs in the fall.

We appreciate your understanding as we know this isn’t the ideal summer scenario.