CARD opens child care services for essential workers

The Chico Area Recreation and Parks District (CARD) is opening a program to provide childcare options for children of critical workers who do not have access to typical care because of COVID-19 closures.

Posted: Mar 26, 2020 11:23 AM

CHICO, Calif. - The Chico Area Recreation and Parks District (CARD) is opening a program to provide childcare options for children of critical workers who do not have access to typical care because of COVID-19 closures.

Child care will be offered to those who work in sectors listed in the essential critical infrastructure by the state of California. Read More

“Priority will be given to children of critical workers, which includes emergency and first responders, hospital staff, front-line health care providers, nursing and adult group home staff, child care program staff, food service staff and others working to keep our communities safe and healthy in response to the coronavirus,” CARD said.

Care will be provided to children of critical workers, ages kindergarten through fifth grade. Childcare will be available from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Located at the Pleasant Valley Recreation Center at 2320 Avenue, Chico, CA.

Chico Unified School District will provide a “grab and go” lunch to all children. CARD will provide snacks and an evening meal. Children may also bring their own food. CARD says they have refrigeration and the ability to heat up food onsite, available to all children.

In accordance with CDC preventative guidelines, CARD childcare employees will practice the following:

  • Youth will be organized in small groups and activities are carefully planned with consideration for social distancing.
  • Frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizers for staff and children.
  • Parents/Guardians will be dropping off and picking up at the entrance and not allowed to access the program space.
  • Ongoing cleaning scheduled during the day.

To register for childcare and get more information from CARD, Click Here

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