Cal Times • June 3, 2020 • https://www.caltimes.org/6647/showcase/the-village-childcare-and-preschool-center-reopens-follows-cdc-guidelines-for-childcare-programs/
The Village childcare and preschool center reopens, follows CDC guidelines for childcare programs
Clark Harrison, chairman, holds a welcome sign and greets Weston Bourne upon arrival at The Village Early Childhood Education Center, Liberty Street, California, Pa., on June 1, 2020. Prior to opening day, children were invited to select and vote on hair colors for the staff and administration. They selected the color "green" for Harrison.
(June 3, 2020) The Village Early Childhood Education Center’s facility in California, Pa. reopened on Monday after being closed for more than two months amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Following social distancing and cleaning guidelines for childcare programs issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Village directors developed a comprehensive plan for reopening on June 1 with the safety of the children and staff workers remaining a top priority.
When Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf issued a stay-at-home order in mid-March, he ordered all K-12 schools and childcare centers to shut down.
Now the state’s economy is gradually moving from a strict lockdown to a phased reopening of business where all daycares can start welcoming back families as Wolf regionally loosens restrictions.
Childcare centers in Washington County, where The Village is located, were permitted to reopen beginning May 15 as the county moved from a strict stay-at-home red phase into the yellow phase of reopening.
The Village, a nationally-accredited early childhood education center, operates in affiliation with The Rutledge Institute program at California University of Pennsylvania.