June 2020 Covid-19 Update

June 2020 Covid-19 Update

To our Valued Supporters,

I hope that you and your loved ones are well and keeping safe.

As you are well aware, we are not in normal times.  The past few months have seen government agencies, private companies, and non-profits implement unprecedented measures in an effort to adjust to the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.  Centro Infantil de los Ángeles is no exception to this trend. 

All Mexican schools and daycares have been closed through the end of the school year in July.  Opening in August is likely but with special precautions.  The outbreak has essentially put a stop to international visitors coming to San Miguel, and this has had a significant adverse impact on our revenues.  We expect that our financial challenges will continue for some period of time, and at this moment we cannot foresee how long this may last. 

For this reason, our Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to close our daycare temporarily, effective at the end of July.  We deeply regret having to take this step.  This is not, however, the end of the story, but just an intermission.  We are fully committed to reopening the daycare as soon as we can responsibly do so while considering both the impact of the COVID-19 contagion and our financial position. 

Centro Infantil currently serves 200 children a day – 80 in the preschool and 120 in the daycare.  40 of the children currently in the daycare will move into the preschool, and 40 preschool children will graduate and go on to first grade in the public schools.  Unfortunately 40 children currently in the daycare will have to seek an alternative.  We understand the hardship that this will cause, and we are looking at affordable options to provide some level of support to these children and their families.  The new school year will begin in August, and our focus will then be to provide the best possible education to the 120 children in our preschool.

We are very grateful to all of you who have made Centro Infantil de los Ángeles so special, and, put simply, we can’t continue our work without your help.  If you are in a place where you are able to donate, please take a minute to help us. Thank you.

In the coming weeks we’ll follow up with information about our operations and prospects for reopening the daycare.  If you have any immediate questions, please reach out to info@centroinfantil.org

With your help, we will get through this. 

Thank you and stay safe,

Lee Daneker
Board Chair
Centro Infantil de los Ángeles

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