Warren Early Gazette

Warren Early Childhood Center

January 15, 2021

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Dear ECC Families and Community,

The COVID-19 positivity rate in Marion County is on the rise, as anticipated, as a result of the holidays. ECC staff continues to be vigilant with following COVID-19 safety procedures. Please help us by keeping your child home if they are showing ANY symptoms of illness. Also, please notify the front office if your child is identified as a close contact to someone who is showing symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19. Our process will only work if we are communicating with one another. Together with Nurse Roz, we will assist you with getting your questions answered and identifying next steps. With your cooperation, we can continue to remain open for our children! Enjoy the long weekend, as we all take time to reflect upon and honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Annemarie Fessler


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Face Mask Guidance

Please review Warren's S.A.F.E. Reopening Plan guidance with regard to wearing masks. The children at ECC are absolute pros about keeping their masks on! We are so proud of how they've responded to this necessity. Just a reminder, when handing children off to ECC staff in the car line both child and adult should be wearing masks. ECC staff members are also required to wear masks. We appreciate your ongoing cooperation.
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Upcoming Dates

January 18- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; No School/Child Care Closed

February 15- President's Day; No School/Child Care Closed

February 16- Staff Professional Development Day; No School/Child Care Closed

March 29-April 2- Spring Intersession; No School/Child Care Closed

April 5- School Resumes

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Inclement Weather Information

Please read the below weather memo. Feel free to contact the front office with any questions.
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Vehicle Safety

When dropping off a child using the main entrance, please be sure your vehicle and belongings are safe. It is best to turn your vehicle off, bring other children to the entrance with you and lock your vehicle with belongings out of sight. ECC has experienced vehicle theft (when left running/keys are inside) and theft of belongings (visible from the windows) while parents/caregivers are dropping off & picking up. Since the days are shorter and it is dark during these times, the risk increases. Be safe!
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January Playground Weather

Children had a wonderful time taking advantage of the warmer January weather by playing outside on the playground this week!
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Coats, Mittens, & Hats, Oh My!

As the weather becomes colder and children come to school wearing jackets, coats, hats and mittens, it is important for belongings to be labeled. Please be sure to write your child's name on the tags of their belongings. When items get misplaced and aren't identified with names, it makes it difficult to locate and return them. Help us help you!

Change of Clothing

It is requested that each child come to school with a full change of clothing, including underwear and socks, in their backpack. Is your child's change of clothing appropriate for the changing seasons? Please make sure you have replaced summer clothes with warmer clothing. We appreciate your assistance.

Winter Youth Basketball League

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ECC has preschool spots available!

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If you know someone searching for a quality preschool program, send them to the Warren Early Childhood Center! We have spaces currently available for half day and full day classes. We also accept On My Way and CCDF vouchers. Registration appointments can be made by calling Mary Crabtree in the ECC office, 317-869-4751.

COVID-19 Screening Guide for Families

Warren S.A.F.E. Reopening Plan 20-21

Please note changes to page 10 of the plan

Session Times

Session Times for the 20-21 school year are as follows:

Half Day Morning 8:50 to 11:50 a.m.

Half Day Afternoon 12:55 to 3:55 p.m.

Full Day 9:20 to 3:20 p.m.

Child Care 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Arrival Procedures

If you arrive after the car line has concluded, you will need to park your car and check your child in with the front office.

AM Half Day- Car line closes at 9:00 a.m.

PM Half Day- Car line closes at 1:00 p.m.

Full Day- All car lines, Orange, Pink & Yellow, close at 9:30 a.m.

Dismissal Procedures

Thank you for having your car sign displayed for dismissal. It's makes the car line move much quicker. Don't forget to have your ID ready to present to staff when asked.

Food Services and Textbook Rental

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