Early Childhood Programs now Mask Recommended Environment

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Last night, our Board of Park Commissioners decided that our Early Childhood wing will continue to follow the DCFS, CDC, and IDPH guidance. This means that as of today, March 2, 2022, our wing is a mask-recommended environment. Our children and staff will no longer be required to wear masks. This change became possible for us due to the continuing improvements throughout our region in key COVID-19 metrics.

Please understand that our staff is unable to monitor if participants are following each individual family's mask preference.

We appreciate everyone who attended the Board meeting last night and who spoke to their thoughts on the topic. The full meeting can be viewed here.

Thank you to all of the families who completed our parent survey and shared their thoughts with us. We want all staff and children to feel comfortable with their decision on masking and ask that our community continues an atmosphere of respect and kindness.