The Winona Lake (Ind.) Grace Brethren Church (WLGBC), Bruce Barlow, lead pastor, is the site of a pop-up child care center beginning next week, according to a post on the Facebook page of Launchpad, Kosciusko County’s Child Care and Early Learning Coalition. The center will be located in The Link, the children’s ministry building at WLGBC which most recently housed Tree of Life Bookstore. (The offices of GraceConnect are still in this building, though in a separate area.) A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete post.
The State of Indiana is encouraging communities to find ways to provide their essential medical personnel with much needed childcare options during the COVID-19 crisis. In response to this call to action, and after receiving a request from a local healthcare system, Kosciusko County’s Child Care and Early Learning Coalition, also known as LaunchPad, has partnered with other organizations to provide a solution to meet this need in our community.
On Monday, April 27th, an Early Childhood Alliance Pop Up Center will be opening at Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church. This center will provide Kosciusko County essential healthcare workers with a free, temporary childcare option. Early Childhood Alliance (ECA) is a non-profit organization that has been serving the early education needs of children across northern Indiana for 67 years.
The pop up center in Winona Lake will welcome up to 50 children of essential healthcare workers in Kosciusko County. The center will have a strict sanitation schedule and will follow the CDC and state social distancing guidelines. The children will be in groups of no more than 6-10 and the older children will have their own desk. Children and staff will be required to have their temperature taken each morning before they enter the building.
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