Our goal is to have as many Guidepost schools as possible offer care for essential workers during COVID-19 closures over the coming weeks. Currently, the following campuses have been confirmed to provide childcare starting Monday, March 23:
How much does this program cost?
Given the circumstances and critical needs, pricing for the Emergency Care program is significantly less than our existing tuition rates. Please contact your nearest campus for specific tuition information.
What are the program’s operating hours?
The schools will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but we will consider extending hours based on the local community needs.
What age range will this program serve?
Childcare options will depend on the school site. Across our network, we currently serve children from 8 weeks to 12 years old.
What will children be doing during the day?
On most days, children in a Montessori classroom engage in many different learning activities. Some of these activities include working with the teacher, individually, or in small groups and choosing to work with materials that interest them. Circle time, snack and outdoor play are also included both in the morning and afternoon.
Will this be a Montessori program?
Yes! While the circumstances require some flexibility to the Montessori approach, all of our programming will be grounded in our Montessori principles. This translates to a personalized learning experience that meets your child where they are and takes them to where they want to be. Students will engage in Montessori-based work that encourages independence and concentration as well as whole-class activities such as art, songs, stories, and outdoor play. From academic readiness—including language, math, sensorial, cultural, and practical life advancement—to developing strong and meaningful social skills, Montessori provides children with a foundation on which to thrive.
What is an “essential worker?”
An essential worker can be defined as someone who is employed within one of the following categories:
All services needed to ensure the continuing operation of the government agencies and provide for the health, safety and welfare of the public.
Health care operations (e.g. hospitals, urgent care, private physician offices) and essential infrastructure.
First responders, emergency management personnel, emergency dispatchers, transit personnel, court personnel, and law enforcement personnel.
Other food and cleaning supply services such as grocery stores, food banks, and convenience stores.
All other essential services including businesses that provide shelter and social services, gas stations, media services, veterinarians, repair service providers, banks and related financial institutions and all other services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences.
What are your health and safety procedures?
Emergency Care for Essential Workers by Guidepost Montessori adheres to all guidelines outlined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and local health departments. Administrative staff will complete wellness checks and daily health screenings and will systematically follow regulations regarding infection control practices, including routine disinfection of all classroom materials, surfaces, and playground equipment. We will also ensure that there are no more than 10 individuals in any classroom, that groups do not mix, that outdoor shoes are not worn in the classroom, and that children and their belongings are adequately spaced to allow for social distancing. If you would like to see a complete list of health and safety procedures, please contact your school. It is our absolute mission to ensure the safety of your children and our staff.
Are you looking for employees for your ECEW classrooms?
Yes! If you are interested in being an Emergency Care worker, please see all of our locations and open positions on our job board.