With another state-wide dial back in place for business restrictions, as a childcare facility, again, we are asked to remain open to serve our community's childcare needs. We proudly answer that call and will continue to provide FT and PT childcare for our permanently enrolled families. Our biggest change is that we will also be dialing back our drop-in offerings. To prevent unnecessary transmission and spread, we have decided it's in the best interest of our currently attending families and staff, to temporarily suspend drop-in care and walk-in care requests for any new families.
To clarify: Hour Kids will provide drop-in care to currently enrolled families during this time. Any families that registered between 1/1/2020 to 11/19/2020 will still be able to utilize our back-up care offerings. The reason for this is that these families have already been in consistent contact and communication throughout the pandemic, therefore even attending intermittently, they are aware of our policy changes and operational tweaks. We will not be registering any NEW families for drop-in or back-up care until the new year.
As with other small businesses, especially newer ones like us, we are in a precarious position of trying to balance serving our existing clientele with trying to steady the shift while we navigate pandemic-related uncertainty. our hope lies in a vaccine program and case numbers trending downward, however that may be.
It's sad to not be able to welcome new faces and new friends, so we must focus on keeping our current families and staff as healthy as possible.
Thank you for supporting Hour Kids!