The Weinberg Early Childhood Center was one of the first centers in Maryland to reopen for essential personnel families during the pandemic, and the safety practices they have implemented have shaped other care providers' procedures across the state. Transparency. Caring. Trusting. These are the first three words that come to mind when another Hopkins parent thinks about how the WECC has operated throughout this pandemic. Covid-19 precautions include curbside pickup and drop-off; daily health screenings for children and staff; masks worn by all adults and children ages 2 and up; frequently touched surfaces cleaned throughout the day; and to further minimize potential exposure, classes and teachers remain in their respective class groups with no commingling. A strong relationship with the Baltimore City Health Department and Maryland State Child Care Licensing enables the center to rigorously and thoughtfully adapt operations as needed.
For more information see an earlier Hub article on the WECC.