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Fall & Winter Childcare Programs Survey: An Industry-Wide Report
Earlier this year, our team at ePACT surveyed recreation and childcare programs across North America to find out how they were coping in light of the current pandemic and to learn what their plans, priorities and practices were in terms of the new normal. We believe these industry-wide insights will be invaluable as recreation and childcare programs re-open this fall and winter.
Some interesting data points emerged;
- More than 90% of respondents implemented new measures as expected, such as increased cleaning, physical distancing, smaller groups and use of PPE.
- 86% changed drop off/pick up procedures including staggered drop off and pick up times, while 82% offered fewer programs than usual.
- On a positive note, 94% are still offering Fall programs.
The coming months will likely bring changes in regulations and possible new surges, so sharing lessons learned can help organizations respond more quickly and adapt to an ever-changing world.
To ensure best practice compliance and with so much to consider including : rethinking drop off and pick up and tracking daily health status for both members and staff, perhaps now is the time to evaluate how partnering with ePACT can help your organization rise to these challenges, during this unprecedented time.
From our team at ePACT to yours, we wish you the very best as you continue to prepare your facilities and map out programs for the fall and winter seasons.