THE DAILY LEDP ATTESATION FORM

Please complete the form by clicking the link above for each child attending the program DAILY. If your answer is YES to any of the questions, your child may not attend the program. THIS FORM IS REQUIRED BY EEC.

LEDP News and Information:


November 24, 2020

Hi LEDP Families- 

LEDP is OPEN tomorrow, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 FROM 12:00-4:00.   If your child will not be attending LEDP, please email us back so that we can plan accordingly.  
As Thanksgiving break approaches, we at LEDP understand the desire to travel and spend the holiday with extended family, after many months away from them. We all miss our extended families too , but we need to keep in mind that because of the uptick in cases across the country the CDC recommends Thanksgiving be spent with those that you reside with or your very small bubble. 
LEDP will follow all of the school requirements following the holiday weekend. If you visit a high-risk state, please check updates on high risk areas before traveling, upon returning you will need to either produce a negative COVID-19 test administered up to 72 hours prior to returning to Massachusetts or quarantine for 14 days. Children will not be allowed to attend LEDP if they have not been cleared to attend in school learning. 
CDC Factors that can contribute to the spread.
• Community levels of COVID-19 – High or increasing levels of COVID-19 cases in the gathering location, as well as in the areas where attendees are coming from, increase the risk of infection and spread among attendees. Family and friends should consider the number of COVID-19 cases in their community and in the community where they plan to celebrate when deciding whether to host or attend a gathering. Information on the number of cases in an area can often be found on the local health dept website.
• Exposure during travel– Airports, bus stations, train stations, public transport, gas stations, and rest stops are all places travelers can be exposed to the virus in the air and on surfaces.
• Location of the gathering – Indoor gatherings, especially those with poor ventilation (for example, small enclosed spaces with no outside air), pose more risk than outdoor gatherings.
• Duration of the gathering – Gatherings that last longer pose more risk than shorter gatherings. Being within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more greatly increases the risk of becoming sick and requires a 14-day quarantine.
• Number and crowding of people at the gathering – Gatherings with more people pose more risk than gatherings with fewer people. CDC does not have a limit or recommend a specific number of attendees for gatherings. The size of a holiday gathering should be determined based on the ability of attendees from different households to stay 6 feet (2 arm lengths) apart, wear masks, wash hands, and follow state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations.
• Behaviors of attendees prior to the gathering – Individuals who did not consistently adhere to social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart), mask wearing, handwashing, and other prevention behaviors pose more risk than those who consistently practiced these safety measures.
• Behaviors of attendees during the gathering – Gatherings with more safety measures in place, such as mask wearing, social distancing, and handwashing, pose less risk than gatherings where fewer or no preventive measures are being implemented. Use of alcohol or drugs may alter judgment and make it more difficult to practice COVID-19 safety measures.
Enjoy a safe holiday. 
LEDP Staff

November 8, 2020

Hi Families,

 

Early release days are beginning next week.  

 

What does that mean for LEDP?

 

 

 

  1. LEDP will pick kids up at the end of the school day (12:40) and we will have an extended day at LEDP.
  2. Kids will eat lunch in LEDP- Please bring a peanut free lunch.
  3. We will keep our pick up times the same and close at 5:45.  If you need an earlier pick up time- please email that day.  
  4. There is no additional charge for the extra time. :). 
 

 

This is such a unique year in LEDP.   I am behind in a parent night but my hope is to have a ZOOM meeting soon so that you can see the room, meet the teachers and have any questions answered.  But in the meantime, hope you enjoyed the first newsletter yesterday with some information about the group, the activities, and the fun things that have been happening.   

 

 

 

As always, please reach out if we can be of any help.   The group is amazing and really seems to be off to a fantastic start :). 

 

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the beautiful weather!  

 

 

 

Best-

 

Mary

November 6, 2020

Hi Families.

 

Early release days are beginning next week.  

 

What does that mean for LEDP?

 

 

  1. LEDP will pick kids up at the end of the school day (12:40) and we will have an extended day at LEDP.
  2. Kids will eat lunch in LEDP- Please bring a peanut free lunch.
  3. We will keep our pick up times the same and close at 5:45.  If you need an earlier pick up time- please email that day.  
  4. There is no additional charge for the extra time. :). 

 

This is such a unique year in LEDP.   I am behind in a parent night but my hope is to have a ZOOM meeting soon so that you can see the room, meet the teachers and have any questions answered.  But in the meantime, hope you enjoyed the first newsletter yesterday with some information about the group, the activities, and the fun things that have been happening.   

 

 

 

As always, please reach out if we can be of any help.   The group is amazing and really seems to be off to a fantastic start :). 

 

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the beautiful weather!  

 

 

 

Best-

 

Mary

October 20, 2020

Hi Kindergarten Families!

 

Thank you for your patience as we are starting the program back up. 
Please download the enrollment contract .  If you have any questions- please let me know. As you will note on the contract- there is a PO box to mail your checks to or you can sign up for automatic payments or our last option is to hand deliver at pick up time to the K teacher or to Mary and/or Janet.   
Whichever works best for you .  
Thank you again for being so understanding and flexible as we figure this "NEW" year out together.   
Don't forget tomorrows' early release day!    Kindergartners will need a lunch for LEDP and we close at 4:00.   
See you soon.
Mary

October 15, 2020

Dear Kindergarten Families,

 

 

It has been a pleasure getting to know your children these past few weeks.  The kindergarten teachers are having a wonderful time  and are getting a better  understanding of things your kids like to do in the afternoons.  The group we have are a lot of fun.  Very well behaved and well mannered little ones :). 

 

Last week some of the fun activities the children engaged in were; spending time outdoors having non competitive races, skipping, hopping,playing with chalk etc.,  some exploring in the park, a nature walk, played with frisbees, and balls as well as painted, made birthday cards for LEDP friends  and story time.  They seemed to be enjoying their LEDP time as much as we enjoy having them. A few opening week activity pictures can be seen on the LEDP website LEDPBrookline.org.

 

On another note, I am sure you have all heard about the change the school committee has announced for the school schedule once hybrid learning begins next week.  

 

On Wednesdays, Kindergarten’s academic school day will end at 12:00 instead of 2:30.   LEDP will pick up at 12:00 and bring the children downstairs to begin their day by having lunch outside on their towels if weather permits. Beginning next week,  LEDP will change their hours on Wednesdays ONLY to 12:00p.m.- 4:00p.m.  I will have a 4:00 pick up for full group-  UNLESS you would like to pick your child up earlier- please contact me. 

 

We are sorry for this change to your already planned schedules and realize a lot of things have changed rapidly this year, but these kinds of decisions are out of our control.

 

Thank you again for submitting your daily attestation forms and for being patient while LEDP connected the dots on the logistics to opening the program. We look forward to a lot of fun with your children.

As always, if you have any questions feel free to reach out to us at 6178794379, or Mary_Gardiner@psbma.org.


October 7, 2020

Welcome back to LEDP


October 4, 2020

Dear LEDP ❤ families,

We hope that you are all doing well and that all of our LEDP little friends are off to an amazing beginning of the school year, whatever that may look like. This is such a unique and challenging start of the year for all of us involved.
 
You may be wondering what’s happening with LEDP this year and quite honestly you haven’t heard much from me because I have been wondering the same. 
 
There have been so many unknowns and so many challenges that we didn’t want to give incorrect information., but we are beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel and I’m happy to say that LEDP is reopening for kindergarten families beginning Monday, Oct 5.  Our numbers are certainly different from prior years when we had an extensive waitlist ~ but that’s ok.   We will begin with a small cohort of 11 kindergarten children and find our rhythm to welcome more groups as the weeks go on.  
 
We’ve been working endlessly with the school department, EEC, our state licensors & Mrs Crowley to ensure a safe opening for both the LEDP children and staff. Here’s what we know thus far ......
  1. LEDP has submitted reopening plans and HAS  been approved by  EEC (our state licensor)
  2. The air quality in the rooms LEDP will be using has been checked and passed inspection for air flow. 
  3. LEDP will be forming an afternoon cohort that will not mix with any of the other groups attending LEDP
  4. We will phase in grades following the town~ depending on the organization of hybrid cohorts it may take LEDP a bit to figure out the exact logistics of space, staffing, cohorts, etc. please be patient with us 
  5. Families will be required to fill out a daily attestation form. No exceptions as it’s an EEC regulation. 
  6. Masks will be worn at all times during the LEDP day (except snack time ) and we will adhere to the 6 foot distancing throughout our afternoon 
  7. LEDP will not be providing snack this year BUT children will bring a NUT/PEANUT FREE snack from home
  8. LEDP will be following all of the EEC and CDC cleaning guidelines to ensure the safety of all involved
  9. Visitors are not allowed in the building so LEDP will be setting up pick up times that are convenient for your family. Currently for kindergarten I have set up 4:30 ~ 5:00~ 5:30 and 5:45 
  10. This year’s LEDP tuition rates are as follows : 
The Program is going to look a little different this year but, what I can guarantee you is the love and the dedication that we have for your children will not change. The LEDP staff is currently furloughed and we are excited to bring staff back by seniority~ with the hopes to get them all back as the grades trickle in.  It is certainly a challenging time but we are excited to begin the process.
 
I have heard from some families and I understand that some are choosing to forgo LEDP for the year due to a variety of reasons and we are also told by the school committee if families are on the RLA that they will have to forgo LEDP for the year. My hope is certainly to have all of those families back next year so please let’s stay in touch. 
 
As always, if you have any questions ~ please reach out ❤. In the meantime~please tell your kiddos we say hello and miss them. 7 months is a long time 😢
 
Until then ~ lets enjoy the beauty we call FALL 
 
Take care 
Mary 
 
IF YOUR WOULD LIKE TO BE TAKEN OFF OUR EMAIL LIST FOR THE YEAR, PLEASE LET ME KNOW .  

 

Mary Gardiner

LEDP Director