Child development center reopening updates


Date: 9/22/21 3:00 pm
Subject: Child Development Center drop off / pick up update

The CDC will now be open for drop-off and pickup to all parents inside the building. The front drive-thru will only be used for emergency purposes. When dropping off and picking up, please use the parking lot across the street or on the 12th street-side parking. This will start on October 4th.

Date: 7/29/21 8:00 am
Subject: Child Development Center opening

The CDC is open for regular operating hours without additional restrictions. Masking is optional. Parents continue to drop off and pick up outside and are allowed to enter the building as needed. For the safety of all children and workers, normal handbook guidelines for sick children are followed. Children may be unable to enter or be sent home early if certain symptoms are presented.  Classroom attendance is monitored, and notifications are provided to parents in the event a child or teacher in the classroom creates an exposure event to other children. Quarantine periods, testing, or other steps may be necessary to resume attendance for children who are ill or have family members who are ill. Communications directly from CDC to parents contain current details and guidelines. 

Date: 8/13/20 5:00 pm
Subject: Reopen Planning

At check-in:  
● Before allowing entry to the building staff will screen all individuals, including taking the temperature of each person upon arrival at the operation each day and deny entry to any person who meets any of the following criteria:

○ In the previous 14 days has had ​contact​ with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19; is under investigation for COVID-19; or is ill with a respiratory illness; or

○ Signs or ​symptoms​ of a respiratory infection, such as a cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, and low-grade fever; ○ A ​temperature​ of 100.4°F or above;

○ In the previous 14 days has ​traveled​ ​internationally​ to countries with widespread, sustained community transmission. For updated information on affected countries, visit

● Adults and children over the age of 10 will be asked to wear ​masks​ where they are unable to maintain 6 feet of separation from other people.  

● One adult per family should drop off and pick up, preferably the same adult both times.

● A volunteer will assist with computer check-in for a touchless check-in experience.  
Rooms will open 15 minutes prior to services. 
Social distancing for preschoolers :)

● We will limit interaction between children in other classes by temporarily suspending buggy rides and playground time.  

● Classrooms have limits and will be closed if and when they fill up.  

○ Bunny- 6 babies, 2 staff/volunteer

○ Butterfly- 8 toddlers, 2 staff/volunteer

○ Chick- 8 two yr olds, 2 staff/volunteer

○ Duck- 8 three yr olds, 2 staff/volunteer 
Cleaning and Disinfecting efforts

● Adults and children will wash their hands frequently, including adults washing the babies’ hands.

● Toys are frequently washed and disinfected.

● Toys and other nonessential items from home will not be brought into the classroom.  

● Ziploc baggies and markers will be supplied at check-in for essential items to be brought into the classroom (diaper, bottle or cup, pacifier). Any other items will be left in the hallway outside the classroom. 

Date: 5/19/20 4:00 pm
Subject: Reopen Planning

We are excited to announce the reopening of our Child Development Center to all children beginning May 26! Please contact the CDC directly for specific information about how this opening affects your family. 

Date: 5/4/20 5;00 pm
Subject: Reopen Planning

We are in Phase I of our Phased Reopening Plan, so the CDC is currently providing childcare for essential workers only. For more information, please visit the Reopening page on our website.

Date: 4/28/20 10:15 am
Subject: Reopen Planning

Pastor Josh will share Columbus Avenue's reopening plan on Sunday, May 3rd. Be sure to join the service via Livestream or Facebook Live!

Date: 4/17/20 2:30pm
Subject: Reopen Planning

The Columbus Avenue staff and leadership are developing a three-phase reopening plan that coincides with the “Opening Up America” guidelines ( and with Governor Abbott’s “Open Texas” guidelines ( These plans include ways to reopen the CDC and theCENTER using new procedures aimed at keeping participants and staff safe. At this point, a reopening date has not been established, but training for all staff in new, health safety procedures is being scheduled. An overview of reopening plans is scheduled to be released at the end of next week. 

Date: 3/31/20 5:30pm
Subject: Closures through April 30

In keeping with Governor Abbott's extension of the Shelter In Place order, the Child Development Center will remain closed through May 1. April tuition will not be charged until the CDC reopens. For information regarding the closing of the CDC, contact