American Montessori Academy will continue to provide programming and Montessori education for children 8 weeks to 9 years of age, operating as an ECCC in accordance with Governor Pritzker’s (and other local) Stay at Home Executive Order — which closed all Illinois child care programs but later allowed providers to re-license as essential services, permitted to serve families with Essential Workers only.
The requirements [set by the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development (GOECD), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDHS), and Department of Children and Family Services( DCFS)] place more restrictive guidelines for maximum student group sizes, student and staff interactions between groups, a dedicated COVID-19 Emergency Child Care Center Risk Management Plan, and further health and safety measures.
American Montessori Academy is now a licensed Emergency Child Care Center, and we are proud to support families with essential workers with our Emergency Response Childcare program that operates from 7:30am to 3:30pm.
We will welcome back enrolled families, under its normal DCFS license, to start when the executive order is lifted. In the meantime, virtual learning will continue with expanded Montessori curriculum and other e-learning programming broadcast through Zoom, Seesaw and Google Classroom.