In the event of snow or other extreme weather conditions, we will follow the lead of the local public schools. If the local public schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather conditions, the Child Care Center will have an opening delay. Specific information will be recorded on the phone message at the Child Care Center by 6am on such a morning. A decision will then be made ASAP if the building is to be opened later or closed for the day. That information will then be recorded on the phone message at the Child Care Center. Please be sure to call the center on bad weather mornings and be sure to follow the final directive before bringing your child out. We want to avoid instances of uninformed parents arriving at a closed Center with no staff members present.
If a storm develops after the Center has already been opened and children have been dropped off, a decision will be made whether or not it is safe to stay open. If the decision is made to close early, parents will be individually called and will be given the scheduled early closing time. It is anticipated that parents will arrive by the early closing time to pick up their children. This will help to ensure that everyone gets home safely. There may be instances where the after school program will be closed due to the weather before the children are to be dropped off at the Center from school. Parents will be individually called if that situation arises.
It is understood that delays in openings, early closings, and full day closings can be a hardship for those parents who must report to work despite the weather. Such decisions will not be made lightly and will only be made with the safety of the children and staff as the driving force.