The stress and isolation of the past year have shown how critical outdoor play is. It keeps children active, lets them be social, helps moderate mood, and lifts the spirit.
Please donate through the Kitsap Great Give and help fund a new play structure at our High School Road campus! Our school-aged kids are longing to swing and climb, but they need your help.
Learning Pods at BICCC
Dear BICCC Families,
We’re writing today to let you know of additional programming available at BICCC’s Big Kids and Kids Club campuses. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the demands BISD’s Continuous Learning 2.0 (CL 2.0) model, BICCC has implemented a new Learning Pod model for our school-aged programs.
These Learning Pods, each directed by a dedicated pod leader and limited in size, provide school-aged children with the structure and stability needed to participate in and complete their schoolwork throughout the day. Each pod leader is responsible for facilitating the academic portion of the day, ensuring participation in needed class activities to the best of their ability, while also providing social and emotional support and curating a fun and engaging pod experience.
To meet the demands of BISD’s CL 2.0 program, BICCC has recently upgraded our WIFI service and supplemented staffing. As always, all staff members have a background in education or childcare, will adhere to all licensing and background check requirements, and will lead their pods at BICCC’s indoor or outdoor facilities under the supervision of our staff program directors.
Full-time attendance at our traditional program, which is still available from 7 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, is $48/day. In order to staff the Learning Pod model appropriately, BICCC will be charging an additional $12 per day, per child, to have access to this dedicated pod environment. This total of $60/day will be billed on a monthly basis.
While we work to build and support our program and community in this way, please know that we remain committed to the health and safety of our families and staff. We continue to take all necessary and recommended public health precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes mask-wearing and social distancing where advised and thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing all buildings and surfaces to the required standards. In addition to these basic best practices, our staff will continue to practice good hygiene procedures in our facilities, and we’ll continue to monitor kids in our care for possible signs of illness. We ask that you follow the same good practices at home and in the community.
In the first two weeks of school, we’ve seen great success with our Learning Pod model, and we look forward to more weeks of continued cooperation. As we move forward with these Learning Pods together, we ask that you continue to extend grace to our exceptional staff, who are rising to meet these demands with tremendous strength and fortitude.
Should you have any further questions about these Learning Pods, or if you wish to enroll your child(ren), please reach out to our Executive Director, Shelley Long, at (206) 842-6525 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shelley Long, BICCC Executive Director
Patrick Randall, BICCC Board President
November 20, 2020 Update
Dear Parents and Families,
With Gov. Inslee’s latest restrictions starting, I wanted to write that so far, BICCC has remained open, running and committed to our families. Even before the restrictions were in place, we have stayed steadfast in our commitment to sanitizing procedures. We have housekeeping services coming twice a week, we have foot sanitizers, and rigorous cleaning of toys on a daily schedule. We continue to take daily temperature checks as well.
There have been no changes for our daycares except to be more and more vigilant to keep the occurrence of COVID 19 at bay. So far we have been successful. Please contact me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions. We are committed to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Executive Director, BICCC