When the coronavirus measures were implemented by the government of Alberta, one side effect was that all schools and daycares were shut down, including Little Stars. This had the unintended effect of stranding many parents without child care as many businesses have not been subject to the same orders.
The Alberta government has recently announced that some daycare centres are allowed to reopen, to help ease the burden on those parents who are still working. We are pleased to announce that Little Stars Daycare and Preschool has been chosen by the government as one of the facilities authorized to reopen at this time.
Here are the specific terms on the services we are able to provide under the guidelines of government legislation:
- Little Stars will be open from 6:00am to 6:00pm
- There will be a limit of 24 children enrolled, as per government social distancing advisories
- Parents will need to fill out an application to demonstrate their need for out-of-the-house child care during this time
- First come, first serve
- Children of medical workers and first responders are prioritized
- Fees are $1100 per month
Stop the Spread!
Rest assured, Little Stars will be undertaking the stringent hygiene and disinfecting suggestions put forth by the Alberta government to prevent the spread of the virus to, from and within our facility. All surfaces, toys, washroom facilities etc will be disinfected before children arrive and staff will be instructed to wash their hands with soap in the suggested manner multiple times throughout the day. Furthermore, we will continue teaching children proper hand washing technique as a practical means of preventing viral spread, ensuring they wash multiple times throughout the day.
The Little Stars Advantage
Little Stars is well equipped with the necessary hygiene and food supplies and our facility is very secure and well laid out to promote hygiene and proper social distancing. Rather than operating solely within large open spaces, Little Stars also has classroom-style separations which in normal times enhances security and quiet learning environments, but which in these concerning times of viral spread acts to promote social distancing guidelines.
Our dedicated staff is looking forward to caring for your children and we all are prepared to undertake every precaution to keep your children healthy and to do our part to stop the spread! Please contact us for details regarding availability as it is sure to go fast.