Dear Sunshine Families,
I hope everyone is slowly starting to get into a groove and starting to make sense of our “new normal”. We are excited to announce that we will be re-opening Sunshine Starts starting Monday, May 18th. As we mentioned in our last update email, we have made a number of changes to our policies and procedures to help make Sunshine Starts a safer environment for our kids. While there were a lot of considerations that we thought through as we decided when to reopen, primarily it came down to two factors. First, New York State officials have consistently and explicitly authorized child-care centers to remain open, even as they closed schools and other businesses. Second, as we listened to national and state health and government officials, it became clear to us that the current situation is going to be with us for quite some time. As far as we can tell, nothing significant will change over the course of the next weeks and months, if not longer. While health officials, government leaders, and other experts seem to disagree on details, there does seem to be consensus that we are in a “new normal”, and that this “new normal” will be with us for a while. With that in mind, we want to do our part to help our community start adjusting to this new normal. For parents that need to start returning to work, or start productively working from home, we want to provide as safe an environment for their kids as we can. To that end, we have made a number of changes and will continue to adjust our policies and procedures (again, I’ll refer you to our last update email which has details on our changes to date) in order to maximize the safety of our center.
With the safety of our children and our staff in mind, we will re-open at a reduced capacity and will gradually ramp up. Therefore, we will be welcoming families back on a first-come-first-served basis. For those families that are ready to come back next week, we ask that you please let us know (by emailing us or by calling/texting us at (914) 245-2864) as soon as possible, and by this Saturday at the latest. We also recognize that some families might not be ready to come back. For those families, you can continue to hold your spot.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email us or call/text us at (914) 245-2864.
Owner, Sunshine Starts
62 Triangle Center
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598