Local Child Care Will Not Reopen on Monday
As some Massachusetts businesses slowly reopen, a cloud of uncertainty hangs over the plan for child care facilities.
While designated emergency child care centers are open, full-service early childhood education and care centers, preschools and home day cares are must remain shut until June 29, but staff are now permitted to enter their sites to prepare to reopen.
Each site must submit a reopening plan to the state before non-emergency sites can start accepting children. Cleaning supplies, masks, and hundred-dollar forehead scanning thermometers are just some of the new expenses centers are expecting to incur, especially as it remains unclear what state funding will be available and to whom it will be allocated.
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