Anne Arundel County Update
Anne Arundel County Update
Friday, October 9, 2020
We have heard the news that Anne Arundel County plans to begin a hybrid program on November 16. You may have received a survey from the county today that asks for you to designate your preference to remain virtual or to begin hybrid instruction.
Unfortunately, as of today Open Door and other childcare providers will not be permitted to offer before and after care in elementary schools, unless there is a designated childcare room. For Open Door that means before and after care can take place only in Seven Oaks Elementary School and Monarch School of Glen Burnie. We hope that this decision will change, and we anticipate receiving additional information once the parent surveys are returned and reviewed. Be assured that we will communicate with you as soon as we learn more.
We look forward to seeing you and your children and hope that you are all doing well.
Mandatory Covid-19 Training
All child care staff, providers, volunteers and substitutes are required to complete a free Child Care COVID-19 training by January 31, 2021. Registration is required in advance and a certificate of complettion must be turned into the main office.
Full Day Care
Friday, September 18, 2020
Open Door School Age Programming will be participating in the newly announced Academic Support Centers in Baltimore County Schools where Open Door centers are located. The projected start date is October 12, 2020. CDC and MSDE safety precautions will be rigorously followed, and children will have an opportunity to socialize, play together wearing masks, with stimulating activities, fun and games, and a strong Wi-Fi signal for participation in online learning (bring your own devices and headphones!) Staff are experienced, rigorously trained, and expert teachers and leaders of school age child care programs. $275/week.
Contact the office for more information at 410.825.6300.
Child Care Update
ATTENTION PARENTS and STAFF
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
All of the counties we serve have announced plans for opening, all subject to change pending direction from the State or CDC. These are the plans as of today:
- Anne Arundel County: Virtual Learning for the first semester. Open Door is working with AACPS to provide full day care options for families.
- Baltimore County: Virtual Learning for the first semester. Open Door is working BCPS to provide full day care options for families.
- Harford County: Virtual Learning for the first semester. Open Door is working with HCPS to provide before and after care to support Learning Centers, and potentially full day care.
We will continue to communicate details for before, after and full day care options as we work with the counties to finalize schedules. We look forward to seeing you and your children this fall.
Mindfulness and Yoga!
The children at Central Elementary had a great time practicing breathing techniques and yoga poses with the Holistic Life Foundation.