Dear Parents,

We are making plans in the anticipation for school closures. We want you and your family to be safe so we are advising that you practice social isolation, if that is possible for you and your family. However, we know that some of you need to continue working, and we want to accommodate you to the best of our ability. Here is what our board members have approved:

  1. We will be open from 7:45 am to 5:15 pm next week for our currently enrolled students ONLY. PLEASE SEND A LUNCH EACH DAY WITH YOUR CHILD.
  2. We will decide by Thursday of each week about the following week (based on COVID-19 data, PISD closure and governmental closures).
  3. The cost of attendance will be:  $40 per week for the first child; $20 per week for the second child; $10 per week for the third child; $5 for each child after that …
  4. If your child is currently on CCMS, they will be paying your weekly costs. They are also in the process of waiving the attendance requirement (hasn’t happened yet, I’ll let you know when that changes), so if you want to keep your child at home with you it will not count against your absences.
  5. If your child is currently receiving a Fee Waiver from the CREATE a Beat! Scholarship fund it will continue to be in effect.
  6. If PISD decides to provide virtual learning we will do everything we can to accommodate your children in completing their assignments. We have computers for each child and they will be able to work on their school work. We will also implement some reading, writing, and math education as well as current events and other educational rich curriculum into our daily plan.
  7. Please see the following page for safety guidelines we have implemented with direction from the Texas Health and Human Services Department.
  8. Let us know if you have any needs, concerns or suggestions on how we can help you!
The CREATE a Beat! Board Members, Staff and Volunteers are here to make this an easier experience for you and your children.

COVID-19 Guidance to Child Care Providers

Based on state law, federal guidance, and Governor Abbott’s disaster declaration, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is updating requirements for day care operations to assist them in protecting children in their care from COVID-19.

HHSC Child Care Licensing (CCL) urges all current providers to immediately implement the following guidance, which is consistent with the new requirements:  

  • Prohibit any person except the following from accessing an operation: operation staff; persons with legal authority to enter, including law enforcement officers, HHSC Child Care Licensing staff, and Department of Family and Protective Services staff; professionals providing services to children; children enrolled at the operation; and parents who have children enrolled and present at the operation.      
  • Before allowing entry into the operation, screen all of the individuals listed above, including taking the temperature of each person upon arrival at the operation each day, and deny entry to any person who meets any of the following criteria:
  1. A temperature of 100.4°F or above;
  2. Signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as a cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, and low-grade fever;
  3. In the previous 14 days has had contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19; is under investigation for COVID-19; or is ill with a respiratory illness; or
  4. In the previous 14 days has travelled internationally to countries with widespread, sustained community transmission. For updated information on affected countries, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/travelers/index.html.
  • Require pick up and drop off of children outside of the operation, unless you determine that there is a legitimate need for the parent to enter an operation.
  • Ensure that each child is provided individual meals and snacks. Do not serve family style meals.

In addition to these recommendations we are asking parents to wait by the door for their children, and to not use our restrooms or interact with any of the children except your own.






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Office: 806-665-7474

create.a.beat@createabeat.org

Address:

1607 N. Banks/PO Box 1516

Pampa, TX   79065

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