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    Children's Center Update 9/14/20

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    September 14, 2020 

    Dear CCCC Parents, 

    After much consideration, the Children’s Center will increase our daily operations by 30 minutes beginning Thursday October 1, 2020. 

    The hours of operation will be 8:00 am-1:30 pm. 

    To ensure accurate staffing, classroom use, meal service and supplies, we are requiring that you begin turning in requested schedules for a 2 week period. If you are able to plan further in advance, we will accept those schedules as well. 

    If you need a last minute day added to a turned in schedule, please email Danielle, so we can ensure we have availability. 

    If we do not receive a schedule for your child, we will assume you need care all week and you will be billed accordingly. 

    Example: 

    Schedule turn in for the week of Oct 5-October 16 needs to be in NO Later than Wednesday September 30. Schedule turn in for October 19-October 30 needs to be in NO later than Wednesday October 14. 

    We will reinstate set tuition rates based on a percentage of regular monthly tuition and your requested 2 week schedules, *regardless of attendance. 

    Tuition will be as follows: Category A & B 

    Category C 

    Infants- $36.36 a day 

    $36.64 a day 

    Toddlers- $36.02 a day 

    $36.30 a day 

    Preschool- $33.05 a day 

    $33.34 a day 


    Children's Center Update 9/2/20

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    September 2, 2020 

    Dear CCCC Families, 

    Colorado College remains committed to ensure the health and wellbeing of the entire campus community. To meet this commitment, Tuesday September 1, 2020, the College announced that classes are moving to remote delivery for the remainder of Block 1 and most classes will be remote for the remainder of the Fall Semester. 

    I continue to monitor the state’s health guidelines for childcare centers and it’s alignment with the college’s guidelines on employees and operations. I understand the requests to increase the centers hours of operations. I am unable to forecast when the college’s limited operational status will be lifted. 

    The Children’s center hours of operation will remain at 5 hours. Morning snack and a limited menu lunch will be served. I am taking into consideration adding a half hour at the start of the day. 

    Tuition will continue on a daily rate for care. Billing for September 1-September 15 will be billed on September 15. Billing for September 16-Septmeber 30, will be billed on September 30. Billing for October 1-15 will be billed on October 15. Billing for October 16-October 30, will be billed on October 30. 

    To ensure there is accurate staffing, classroom use, meal service and supplies, please email me no later than Monday September 14 with any updated schedules and/or a plan to return. 

    We will continue with outdoor drop-off and pick-up, illness screening procedures and a strict illness policy, social distancing strategies, mask wearing and intense cleaning and disinfection. 

    Thank you for your continued support of the Children’s Center, 

    Danielle Martinez 

    cc: Barbara J. Wilson, Associate Vice President for Administrative Services 


    Children's Center Update 8/24/20

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    August 24, 2020 

    Dear CCCC Parents, 

    Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released updated COVID-19 guidance on August 13, 2020, for K-12; Child Care facilities are now included in this guidance. Attached for your reference is the CDPHE guidance document. CDPHE COVID-19 guidance is in addition to our regular illness/exclusion guidelines and may change without advance notice. 

    Children/staff with any of the guidance criteria will be excluded from care/work for at least 24 hours after fevers or exclusionary symptoms have resolved without the use of fever reducers/medicines. Some exclusionary criteria require longer exclusions, or a clear diagnosis before returning to care and or work. 

    As a reminder, please keep your children home if they are ill. Any child excluded because of illness while at the center will be removed from the classroom awaiting pick-up. If you are unsure if you should keep your child home, please contact me before arriving to the center. 

    Please contact me if you have any questions. 

    Thank you for your continued support of the Children’s Center, 

    Danielle 

    cc: Barbara J. Wilson, Associate Vice President for Administrative Services 


    Children's Center Update 8/3/20

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    August 3, 2020 

    Dear CCCC Families, 

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, after reviewing COVID-19 guidance, staffing patterns and the ability to remain open in the safest manner possible, the Children’s Center is unable to open for extended hours on August 10, 2020 as originally planned. 

    We will maintain the current hours of operation 8:30am-1:30pm until we can safely extend our hours of operation that follow all licensing requirements. I will keep you updated and provide sufficient notice when the center’s hours of operation change. 

    Tuition billing will continue on the current daily rate price. 

    If you need to adjust the schedules for your child/ren, please email me with any updates. 

    I apologize for any inconvenience this decision may cause you and your family. 

    Thank you for your continued support and understanding, 

    Danielle 

    cc: Barbara J. Wilson, Associate Vice President for Administrative Services 

    Children's Center Update 7/15/20

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    July 15, 2020 

    On Tuesday June 30, 2020, Governor Polis amended the state’s “Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors” guidelines to expire Thursday July 30, 2020. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) guidance for childcare has not changed with the current public health order. At this time, Colorado College remains on a telecommute/work remote status until August 1. 

    The center’s hours of operation will remain 8:30am-1:30pm, through August 7, 2020. Starting Monday August 10, 2020, the center’s hours will be 8:30 am-3:00 pm. The additional 1.5 hours will allow for a morning snack, limited menu lunch and a rest period for the children. 

    Tuition will continue on a daily rate for care, through Monday August 31, 2020. Billing for July 1-July 15 will be billed on July 15. Billing for July 15-July 31, will be billed on July 31. Billing for August 1-15 will be billed on August 15. Billing for August 15-August 31, will be billed on August 31. 

    To ensure there is accurate staffing, classroom use, meal service and supplies, please email me no later than Monday July 27 with any updated schedules and/or a plan to return. 

    We will continue with outdoor drop-off and pick-up, illness screening procedures and a strict illness policy, social distancing strategies, mask wearing and intense cleaning and disinfection. 

    Reminder: 

    Please notify us via email or phone call as soon as possible, if you plan on adding days to your current schedules, or if your child will be absent. 

    If you or anyone in your house have COVID-19 symptoms, have been tested and are waiting on results or waiting to be tested, please let me know. Your child/ren may need to be excluded from the program for a specific amount of time. Your identification will remain confidential. 

    Thank you for your continued support of the Children’s Center, 

    Danielle Martinez 

    cc: Barbara J. Wilson, Associate Vice President for Administrative Services 


    Children’s Center Update 6/9/20

    June 9, 2020 

    Dear CCCC families, 

    Thank you for your participation in the latest survey, your input is valuable to me in determining next steps for the center. 

    On May 28, 2020, Colorado College announced college employees who are able to work from home should continue to telecommute/work remotely until August 1. On Monday June 1, Governor Polis modified the state’s “Safer at Home” guidelines to “Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors”. 

    Center for Disease Control and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment guidance for childcare has not changed in any significant manner to date. The Children’s Center will continue operating under modified and limited classroom operations. 

    Beginning June 15 the center’s hours of operation will change to 8:30am-1:30pm. With the additional hour of service, we have the ability to now offer a morning snack and a limited menu lunch. The meal menu is attached. 

    Tuition will continue based on a daily rate for care and this rate will be adjusted on June 15 for billing dates of June 15-June 30, for the additional hour of care and meal service. 

    We will continue with outdoor drop-off and pick-up, illness screening procedures and a strict illness policy, social distancing strategies, mask wearing and intense cleaning and disinfection. 

    Friendly reminders: 

    Parking could become a challenge so as a reminder use our existing parking spaces, street parking along Cache/Nevada and the parking lot to the north of the Ahlberg Outdoor Education Center and Annex, also known as the old Children’s Center. 

    Please be sure that you are wearing a mask anytime you are on campus. This includes drop-off and pick-up. 

    Please do not gather in the parking lots, field or the playgrounds when dropping children off or picking them up. We also ask that you do not play on the playgrounds when awaiting drop-off. 

    Sincerely, 

    Danielle 

    cc: Barbara J. Wilson, Associate Vice President for Administrative Services 


    Children’s Center Update 5/4/20

    The Children’s Center will reopen on Monday, May 4, 2020 and hours of care will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will only be one infant room, one toddler room, and two preschool rooms. The limitation on the number of classrooms/children is to comply with Colorado state health care provisions and ratio in place at this time.

    Each room will have two teachers; floater teachers will not be allowed in except for minimal brief breaks and will not be allowed to interact with the children. Teachers assigned to these classrooms may differ from the classrooms they were previously assigned. All teachers and other staff in the center will wear masks at all times. 

    The drop-off and pick-up arrangements will change to the following:

    • Parents will utilize the outside entrance to each classroom: please utilize the parking lot on Cache La Poudre, the parking lot just north of the Office of Outdoor Education (formerly the children’s center) building, and street parking.
    • Six foot distancing between all parents and children will be required.
    • Parents are to wear masks and will be not allowed into the center or into the classrooms.
    • Teachers will be outside to take temperatures and assess for any other symptoms while the parent is there in case the child has symptoms and not allowed in the center.

    The four-hour schedule will eliminate a lunch, however a mid-morning snack will be provided. Please feed children a hearty breakfast to accommodate the schedule and snack offering.

    Additional health and safety measures that must be in place are:

    • Rotated playground times  
    • Cribs will be 6 feet apart; rest mats if needed will also be spaced out by 6 feet  
    • Daily cleaning and disinfecting of common areas, materials and toys
    • Center’s strict illness guidelines

    For the month of May, tuition will be calculated on a daily basis and to be paid by check or money order Monday, May 18, and Monday, June 1. Tuition amounts will be sent to families via email on May 15 and May 29.


    Parent involvement at The Colorado College Cheryl Schlessman Bennett Children’s Center enriches the program and delights the children. Your participation is always welcomed.

    You may assist on walking field trips, come for a special cooking or art project, share cultural or family traditions, or make a financial contribution. At Little CC we have an open door policy.


    Helpful Online Items

    COVID At-Home Symptom Screening for Parents and Staff

    2020-2021 Center Calendar

    2019-2020 School Age Calendar

    Request for Child Care Form

    Parent Handbook

    Colorado College
    Cheryl Schlessman Bennett
    Children's Center

    909 North Nevada Avenue
    Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
    Tel 719-389-6764
    Fax 719-389-6714
    childrenscenter@coloradocollege.edu