Returning to LCLA

Hi Little Chicks Families! 

LCLA is in the planning stages of reopening the center for all our contracted families. We plan to re-open to non-essential families when Governor Ever’s ‘Stay at Home’ order would have expired. This means welcoming you back on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.  Over the next week, you will receive information on what policies and procedures have changed since COVID-19 entered our world. For those of you who haven’t been to the centers since March, we want you to be able to prepare yourself and your children for how we might be doing things differently. Becky is helping all Dane County child care centers set the standard for safe practices during this time. She is also on the MMSD advisory committee that is helping schools navigate all the options for re-opening this fall.

Because we are working to keep our numbers lower than what they were previously, at least for the summer, it will help us to have an idea of when your child will be returning to the center. Please use THIS FORM to help us gather that information. If your child is not planning to return at all, please indicate this and we will reach out to you to discuss your contractual obligation. We have had several families end their contracts during the closure. We do want you to know that there will be changes to enrollment in some of your children’s rooms. We will be taking some new contracts, some spaces will remain empty to help us maintain a smaller exposure risk for children within the centers.

We know that financial planning is as important for your household as it is for our business. LCLA is still in good standing. We were able to access the second round of CARES funding via the Paycheck Protection Program to keep all our staff employed during the closure. This funding expires at the end of June. In order to remain in good financial standing, we are asking families who needed time off to begin planning for returning to their contracted tuition rates the first week of June 2020.  This means returning to your previous tuition rate for the Friday payment on June 5, 2020. We hope this gives you enough time to plan. If you are still encountering hardship, please reach out to Becky at bketarkus@gmail.com.

Thank you!

Becky