7 free things you can score now and upcoming days
Free workout classes from Orangetheory FitnessThis upcoming Sunday, Nov. 1, Orangetheory Fitness is offering a free one-hour Daylight Savings workout. Free day of childcareKindercare Learning Centers are offering parents a free day of childcare. The car rental company will give one free day to customers who reserve a car for two days. It is giving its customers a chance to score a free Whopper if you visit a competitor’s restaurant location that has been shut down. West and confirm your location through the Burger King app you’ll receive a coupon for a free Whopper.
Questions you should ask before sending kids to summer camps and daycares
HOUSTON – While Texas summer camps and daycare centers are back open for business, there are some important questions you need to ask before deciding whether to send your kids to one. Patrick Quinlan of Kingwood is sending his 4-year-old daughter, Hazel, to a day camp at Kids in Action. “It’s pretty much the same kids which really helps minimize the spread as well,” said Diane Havens of Kids in Action. “So it’s not different kids every day, it’s the same kids, same teachers, same classrooms.”Those are all key things parents should look for. Another thing parents should ask is if the toys and other items kids touch each day are sanitized between uses.
Ask 2: What do you need to know about sending your child back to daycare?
For nine to 13-year-olds, the class size is 20 kids for two caregivers (thats down from 35 kids). Abbott outlines phase 2 plans for reopening daycares, bars, recreational businesses and sportsWhat you need to know about sending your child back to daycareWhat about masks? Most daycares are not requiring the children to wear masks. Kids under two are being told not to wear masks since it can hurt their breathing. Adult workers may be required to wear masks.
Werent daycares in Texas already open? This is what Abbotts ruling means for all child care centers.
Abbott ordered child care centers, daycares and youth programs such as YMCA and Boys and Girls Club of America to reopen Monday. Licensed child care centers prior to the announcement could only serve parents of essential workers, according to the Texas Health and Human Services (HHS). Starting Monday, Abbott said all child care and daycare facilities are to open, according to his latest Executive Order. This means child care centers previously closed must reopen, and child care centers serving exclusively to frontline workers must expand to all parents returning to the workforce, Texas HHS stated in a release. You can read how child care centers and daycares are reopening based on Abbotts guidelines by clicking here.
Texas pulls back on child care subsidies for essential workers, low-income parents
The Texas Workforce Commission voted to pull back on child care subsidies for low-income parents and essential workers Tuesday as Gov. Essential workers have through Wednesday to apply for state child care subsidies, and low-income parents must resume paying their share of subsidized child care as of June 1, the commission voted at its scheduled meeting. "Many essential workers who had kids in school hadn't planned or budgeted for child care for those months as those kids were already in school," said Reagan Miller, TWC's director of child care. "Child care was only authorized for each child for three months while they made arrangements for their longer term needs." The commission is also considering reinstating the work requirement for families receiving subsidized child care, depending on how unemployment changes as businesses reopen.
What you need to know about sending your child back to day care
Published: May 7, 2020, 6:20 am Updated: May 7, 2020, 7:02 amA lot of day cares closed when schools did or some temporarily downsized. Now, as businesses reopen and parents return to work, the Centers for Disease Control and the state government have issued guidelines for child care centers. The CDC says:Classes should include the same group of kids each day, with the same providers. Cancel or postpone special events such as festivals, holiday events, and special performances. Many day cares plan to have children dropped off at the front door to limit how many people come into the facility.
Mother upset with how daycare handled her daughter’s injuries
RICHMOND – A concerned mother said her 2-year-old daughter was bitten and pinched while at the Kiddie Academy in Richmond last week. “I’m putting her in the bath, and I see the two marks on her shoulder,” Heather Landrum said. Landrum believes the daycare should do more when it comes to child safety. The Kiddie Academy of Richmond provided a written statement:The child had been enrolled in the Academy for three days. Again, our primary concern is the health and well-being of this child over the short and long-term.