After much thought and consideration, and out of consideration for the health and safety of our families, children and staff, the Carole Robertson Center for Learning will close all sites effective 6:00pm today, Monday, March 16th until at least March 30th. The closure will take effect starting Tuesday, March 17 with a tentative reopen date of Monday, March 30.

We also had low attendance across both of our center-based sites—less than 50% of our young children and youth came today, so this also gives us data on how might trend if we remained open.

Please continue to check your email, phone messages and text messages every day for any additional informational alerts from Carole Robertson Center for Learning in the weeks ahead. Our staff will stay in communication with you about your child, with suggestions for learning activities that can be done at home during this pandemic.

In the meantime, we would like to share information about other resources available during this critical time.

Distribution of Food from the Center

The Carole Robertson Center will distribute the remaining perishable food in our kitchens at the close of business today. Families with infants and toddlers can take diapers, baby formula, baby food, as well as some learning materials for the children at pick up today at both our sites (2929 W. 19th St and 3701 W. Ogden). We will have these basic materials available to families again on Monday, from 9am-11am at both sites. All is on a first come first served basis as long as supplies last.

CPS Meals and Food Distribution

CPS school sites will become food distribution sites for food pick-up outside of school building beginning Tuesday, March 17, from 9am-1pm, Monday-Friday. CPS families can pick up three days’ worth of meals at a time, each with two meals per child at the location listed below.

We appreciate your partnership, and together we will work to ensure that the virus does not continue to spread. As always, thank you for entrusting the care and education of your child to the Carole Robertson Center for Learning.

As review, hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or the use of hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol remain among the best ways to protect yourself from the virus. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are a sudden fever over 100.4, a dry cough, fatigue and muscle ache. If you experience any of these symptoms, please stay home, call your local health care provider and listen to their instructions.

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