For the past 4 months, Community Teamwork’s
Child and Family Services
has worked diligently to support children and families remotely and to prepare for our reopening on a reduced basis. We
serve 1400 children/families in the Lowell area:
serves 300 children,
serves 600 children and
serves 500 children. We also provide nutrition and transportation to access care.
Parents need 10-hours of care daily to enable them to work and our ability to support that is essential. To that end, we have assessed all families to prioritize a care plan for each family. We began staggered openings on Monday, July 6th, with all of our
programs open and
Family and Child Care
is open with 27 Lowell providers and 10 Wakefield providers. We are now in our 3rd week of being open and will soon be at 50% capacity - which is our maximum.
We have developed strong policies and procedures to ensure that proper PPE is provided, and all Massachusetts Early Education and Care (EEC) restrictions and guidelines are followed.
We are adhering to the 3-6 foot guidelines of social distance which has meant the rearrangement of all of our classrooms. There are increased levels of cleaning and 100% of the staff are on duty. We do attestations daily to screen every employee, child and parent.
All staff have been trained on these processes and procedures. In addition, our nurse consultant will continue to help us with PPE and health and safety training as we identify challenges or adjustments that need to be made to
deal with any potential medical issues that may arise.
In many ways, reopening has been like the first day of school all over again. The children will be in what looks like a new space, and may have a different teacher. They have had to re-familiarize themselves with their environment and the idea of wearing a mask.
We are so thankful to our parents and children who have been amazingly resilient in adapting to this new world, and
are keenly aware of the social impact and challenges this pandemic has placed on them.
Child and Family Services
will continue to work on multiple contingency plans for the Fall, when we know the need for care will only increase.
If you or someone you know needs assistance of any kind, please contact us at the number and email below:
Covid-19 Emergency Hotline
Updates are frequently posted on our website:
While we are all operating in a new world these days, please know Community Teamwork is here for you to help in any way we can. We are so grateful to our funders and donors who continue to support our mission.
We wish you continued health and peace,