Tillamook Early Learning Center
The Board of Directors met this afternoon and have requested a survey of family needs in regards to essential workers and Governor Kate Brown's Executive Order 20-12, declared Monday, March 23. This requires licensed facilities to limit gathering sizes to no more than 10 per room, limits enrollment to care for the children of essential workers, and prioritizes the care of children of first responders, emergency workers, and healthcare professionals, followed by critical operations staff and essential personnel.
Director Emily will be reaching out to families tomorrow (Wednesday, March 25) to compile a list of care needs. The Board of Directors will meet again Thursday, March 26 at 2:00pm to discuss further actions.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email us by clicking the contact button at the top of the page.
Tomorrow (3/26) the Board of Directors will meet to devlop our "game plan" and determine what the next course of action is for our center. In the meantime, if you or someone you know is urgently seeking assistance, please visit 211info or contact us directly using the "contact" button at the top of the page.
The TELC Board of Directors met yesterday afternoon and agreed to re-open our center for Emergency Child Care, as defined by the Oregon Department of Education Office of Child Care Early Learning Division.
At this time we are following State and Executive orders to prioritize care for first responders, healthcare professionals and medical staff, and essential workers who are physically required to report to work.
If you have not already spoken with me this week about your family's current care needs, or have questions or concerns, please contact me. I, too, am currently working from home and available by email (contact button at the top of the page) or by calling 503-676-3765.
We will continue to post and share local resources on our Facebook page as they are available, as well are share ideas for supporting learning opportunities at home.
The TELC Board of Directors has been meeting regularly to continue making informed decisions about how to proceed with our programs and emergency care services during this time of uncertainty. Together they have complied a list of FAQs and answers that your family may have considered, as well as an update on our current situation. That letter can be found here.
Take-home packets for Red Room students were placed in a box on the bench at TELC's front door last week - if you haven't already picked up your student's, please stop by at your convenience and take a look for it! Yellow Room, Discovery, and Wilson classroom take-home packets will be available this week. We will post to our Facebook page and send messages to let families know when their classroom's packets are available for pick-up.
On Wednesday, April 8, Governor Kate Brown issued a statement extending the closure of the school year through. TELC is communicating with the Oregon Department of Education Office of Child Care Early Learning Division to assess how this order impacts our ability to resume operations.
The Board of Directors will be meeting for their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, April, 15. Updates to follow.
Last night (Wednesday, April 15) the TELC Board of Directors met and unanimously voted that TELC should remain closed through May.
TELC staff will continue working to provide distance learning opportunities through take-home packets and increase our outreach by offering video call "home-visits" and incorporating storytimes on to our Facebook page. TELC staff will also be brainstorming and planning an end-of-year celebration to recognize our graduates moving on to kindergarten in the fall.
The official notice letter explaining the extended closure can be found here.