While the COVID-19 shutdown continues to be a challenge for residents throughout the Atlanta metro area, it has certainly been a challenge for essential workers who have had no choice but to continue working while finding ways to provide care for their children.
Park Schools Montessori has decided to offer childcare for those essential workers out there who have been struggling to maintain a full-time work schedule as well as secure safe and reliable child care.
Tiffany Ray, Director of Generation Infocus tells My East Point News that the essential workers who are really working the front line have ‘giving up a lot’ in order to be able to go out every day and face COVID-19 head-on.
“We want to be able to provide childcare for essential workers essential workers are so critical right now to our fight with COVID-19, that we want to be able to provide that essential support for them so that they, as well as their children, have a level of comfort and consistency."
The Executive Director of Park Schools Montessori, Tiffany Layden says that she is ‘excited’ that PS will be opening to provide support for the essential employees that are helping us through this crisis.
“I spoke with a mother of three who told me that she was so happy to hear that she can get this for no charge because she's an essential worker," Layden said. “Those are the kinds of people that we're looking forward to helping so that they can rest easy and just concentrate on what they're doing."
Upon re-opening Monday, April 13, PS will be a full CDC-complaint environment for the children, including touchless infrared thermometers, mobile app check-in so that parents do not have to enter the premises and well limited-number groups, no any larger than nine children to one teacher.
Starting the week of Monday, April 13, 2020, the Park Schools Montessori location on Washington Road will also be a food site. In a continued effort to address food challenges families may be facing, PS will be providing free breakfast and lunch to the first 50 children. Supplies may increase due to demand.
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