Future of child care center on D65 agenda

The child care center for Evanston-Skokie School District may reopen the week of Aug. 17, if the District 65 School Board approves plans for the reopening at its meeting this morning.

The Doorway to Learning Child Care Center has been closed since March 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Under the reopening plan, a variety of health and safety procedures will be implemented … among them: cots or mats for children’s nap time must be at least six feet apart; all children over age two, as well as all adults, must wear masks; staff members must wash their hands every 30 minutes and parents or guardians will not be allowed inside the building.

There will be a dropoff/pickup procedure involving staff taking the children to  and from their classrooms.

The plan acknowledges some of the difficulties which preschools face. While teachers must wear masks, they will be given a 10 minute fresh air break every 90 minutes. Staff members are also encouraged to wear face shields, as two-year olds wearing masks might not have them on properly when they sneeze.

The school board is also scheduled to address broader questions of how will all District 65 schools operate for the upcoming school year.

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Jeff Hirsh

Jeff Hirsh

Jeff Hirsh joined the Evanston Now reporting team in 2020 after a 40-year award-winning career as a broadcast journalist in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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