Friday, March 27, 2020 @ 3:00 P.M.
We are all looking forward to the day when we can put the COVID-19 crisis behind us. It is a trying time for our communities, families, business and schools. We continue to pray for those fighting to find cures, those who are working to keep people healthy, and for those who are affected by the virus.
For the week of March 30 – April 3, the ELC remains open to provide excellent childcare for those people who are essential to the care and wellbeing of the people in our community. The current stay at home order expires on April 12. Hopefully, we will know better when we will be able to return full operation. The ELC committee will continue to meet to discuss any future actions and we will keep you posted of any changes. Again, If you get a chance, please thank these wonderful church members who have given their time and energy to assist in tackling this very difficult task.
The ELC staff will continue with the protocols that are in place. These protocols are working well and we feel confident children are in a safe and loving environment.
ELC will continue in the long-standing tradition of providing the best care and educational environment for your children in Baton Rouge. As always, we thank you for trusting the ELC with your children.
You all are in our prayers. Please continue to pray for ELC Leaders and Staff.
Pam & George
Sunday, March 22, 2020 @ 7:45 P.M.
Wow, just as soon as I think I’ve come up with a viable plan, things change. As you are aware, the Governor issued a stay home order effective at 5pm on Monday, March 23. While the order does not require early learning centers to close, the order effectively shuts down most businesses, with the exception of the medical field, food, public safety and other essential services as defined by the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency. ELC stands ready to help with all families who fall into this category. Once we learn the need of our ELC families we will diligently staff to meet the need.
Please review the Governor's order and contact the ELC office by 1pm on Monday to let us know if you fall into an essential service position and will need childcare.
For all other families, the ELC will close at 8 am - 5pm on Monday until the stay is lifted or we receive further direction from the State. We have a 9am call with the Department of Health we will post on our website, elcbr.com if anything changes.
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Coronavirus Helpful Links
Hand-washing: A Family Activity
Talking to Kids About Coronavirus
Coronavirus and Children
Reducing the Spread of Illness in Childcare
United Way Coronavirus Resources