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Message from the Executive Director regarding COVID-19

Dear Promise Families and Community Partners:

Promise Early Education Center is committed to the health and safety of the children and families in our program, our staff, and the communities we serve. As such, in response to the current public health crisis caused by the Coronavirus, Promise has suspended all programming beginning at end of day today through March 27th. We are following the response of our community partners in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to communicate remotely with enrolled families providing support and resource information. We will be continually monitoring the situation, and should the need arise to close for a longer period of time, information will be posted here and on WMTW’s list of closures.

Here are some great resources to support conversations around coronavirus with kids.

CDC guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/talking-with-children.html

Child Mind Institute: https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

NPR: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus

Lewiston Public Schools will be operating remote feeding sites for children 18 and under at Trinity Jubilee, Farwell, McMahon, Montello, Geiger, Longley, Connors, Root Cellar, Maine Immigrant Refugees Services, and Somali Bantu community room. Sites will be open from 10am-12pm.

Feeding Sites in Auburn will also be offering breakfast and lunch pickups for children under 18 at Auburn Middle School, Sherwood Heights, Walton, Washburn, Edward Little, Franklin, Park Ave, and Auburn Rec Dept.

We understand that this is an uncertain time with things rapidly changing as new information comes in, but we want to remind you that we are here to offer support and will continue to provide resources and engage with families during this time.

 

Stay Well,

Betsy Norcross Plourde, LMSW

Executive Director