Children’s Alley Phased Reopening
It’s such a joy to once again hear the voices and laughter of children at the YWCA!
From all our staff who are working from home and those who are back in the classroom supporting our client families during this difficult time – THANK YOU! All our work to support families and children, empower women and eliminate racism is all thanks to the incredible support we have received from our YWCA community. Thank you for standing with us!
As part of our phased reopening, this week our Preschool Room reopened in a limited capacity to comply with Boulder County Public Health. Next week the Toddler Room will also open in a limited capacity. The health and safety of our children, families and teacher is our first priority.
We are working with Boulder County Public Health on a daily basis to ensure we are aligning with the highest level of recommendations, including:
- A daily health screening will be completed for each child and staff entering the YWCA.
- We are adjusting our hours from 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday (no Saturday hours), during this first phase to allow for stable staff scheduling and extra time for daily disinfecting.
- Classrooms will be thoroughly disinfected and cleaned at the end of each day for the foreseeable future.
- Classrooms will follow social distancing and facial covering/mask requirements from Boulder County Public Health. All staff are required to wear facial coverings, and it is recommended for children 5 and older.
- Classroom ratios and group sizes will be adjusted to align with the Public Health guidelines for maintaining social distancing.
We appreciate everyone’s support and patience as we implement these new guidelines.
If you’re in need of child care, please contact Kate Hise at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
YWCA Boulder County Weekly Updates Email Archive
Weekly Update, Thursday, March 19, 2020 – Children’s Alley temporarily closed until April 19, Take Action through Advocacy, new Reading to End Racism Virtual Book Club for adults, and Community Resources
Weekly Update, Thursday, March 26, 2020 – Take Action through Advocacy, Thank You Funders, Sign-Up for the new Parent Resource Weekly email, join the New RER Virtual Book Club for adults, and Community Resources
Weekly Update, Thursday, April 2, 2020 – Gender Pay Gap Podcast Episode, Join the RER Virtual Book Club for Adults, Participate in the 2020 Census, Domestic Violence Resources, Sign-Up for Parent Resource Weekly, and Community Resources
Weekly Update, Thursday, April 9, 2020 – Children’s Alley temporary closure extended until May 3, participate in the 2020 Census, order through Amazon Smile
Weekly Update, Thursday, April 16, 2020 – Stand Against Racism Week is Next Week, RER Virtual, Literary Book Club, videos from our Children’s Alley teachers
Weekly Update, Thursday, April 23, 2020 – Stand Against Racism Tele-Town Hall today 1 p.m., plus plan for phased reopening starting May 4
Weekly Update, Thursday, April 30, 2020 – Phased reopening to start *May 11*, plus #GivingTuesdayNow next week!
Weekly Update, Thursday, May 7, 2020 – Take Action with Advocacy Today and join our RER Literary Book Club
Weekly Update, Thursday, May 15, 2020 – How we are staying safe with our phased reopening, Take Action with Advocacy, RER Literary Book Club – May 26, YWCA Parent Resources, We’re Hiring, and What We’re Reading
Weekly Update, Thursday, May 21, 2020 – Safety during our phased reopening, Congratulations LAS Graduates, Virtual STEM E3 Program Begins, Take Action with Advocacy, RER Literary Book Club, YWCA Parent Resources, We’re Hiring, and What We’re Reading
Weekly Update, Thursday, May 28, 2020 – Green Light on our Expansion, Phased Reopening Continues, Thank You Outgoing Board Members, Take Action with Advocacy, RER Literary Book Club, We’re Hiring, What We’re Reading, Upcoming Community Event
You can check out our new Parent Resource Weekly emails, new virtual YWCA activities and email archives here.
COVID-19 Info and Community Resources
Below are some community resources for those impacted by the Coronavirus:
The following municipalities have information and resources on their websites:
- Community Food Share has a Coronavirus Preparedness & Prevention page with information on how to get food and how you can help.
- Boulder Valley School District has a Emergency Food Distribution plan in action.
- Saint Vrain Valley School District has a drive-thru meal pickup plan in action.
- If your employment has been affected by COVID-19 closures, you can learn more about filing for unemployment benefits with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) and file for unemployment benefits here.
- Don’t fall for fraud or Coronavirus scams with this info from the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office.
- New Comcast Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service for qualified low-income households.
- If you need a local food bank or essential items or services, check out: Community Food Share, OUR Center, EFFA, Harvest Hope Pantry, Nederland Food Pantry, Sister Carmen Community Center, A Precious Child, Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley, Lyons Emergency Assistance Fund, Colorado Pet Pantry
- If you need food or services for seniors, check out: Meals on Wheels Boulder, Longmont Meals on Wheels, Coal Creek Meals on Wheels, Jewish Family Services, Cultivate, Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, and Nederland Area Seniors.
Information about COVID-19
To prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses, it’s important to follow the CDC recommendations below for staying healthy:
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
For additional info including prevention, testing, and outbreak status, visit:
Thank YOU for your support!
Our work would not be possible without the support of passionate individuals and businesses like you, who support our programs and services.
If you can, please consider making a donation in whatever amount you are able. Your donation is tax-deductible and eligible for the Colorado Childcare Contribution Tax Credit. Together, we will weather these difficult times and continue our work to eliminate racism and empower women.