We will be offering hot lunches again beginning Monday, July 6th! Please turn your menu in by Friday, July 3rd so we can place our orders.
We are excited to announce the installation of a new UV light air purification system here at Future Scholars. These units are called Air Scrubbers and they attach to our heating & cooling systems. They use a proprietary light wave along with a specialized catalytic process to reduce contaminants and destroy up to 99% of all surface contaminants and 90% of airborne contaminants. They also deodorize and banish lingering odors and reduce irritating particles such as dust, mold, pollen, and other pollutants. This is the same technology used in the International Space Station, Liberty Bell, Ground Zero Museum, MLB facilities, and hospitals, schools, homes, and international hotel brands.
Future Scholars is certified to remain open as an emergency childcare center under New Jersey's Executive Order 110. We will continue to provide families with quality childcare during this time of uncertainty. Under these new regulations, we will ONLY be permitted to care for children whose parent(s) work for an essential business at this time. The approved list is included below for your reference. We will be following much stricter guidelines in order to comply with social distancing and health and safety standards. Please notify us if you will be needing childcare at this time. As part of the COVID-19 emergency, the state is launching an Emergency Child Care Assistance Program (ECCAP) to help support child care costs when a parent or guardian is an essential employee, regardless of your income. This could make a huge impact in the lives of many of you still working and trying to juggle finances and child care. All children MUST be registered through the state's ECCAP program in order to attend.
Who is considered an “essential person” under the Executive Order?
The list includes, but is not limited to:
• Health care workers, including staff working in health care facilities and in community-based services including home health and behavioral health;
• Law enforcement personnel, fire and emergency services personnel, and staff at correctional facilities;
• Individuals employed at operating child care centers as of April 1, 2020;
• Staff working for entities that provide essential social services, including, but not limited to, group home and shelter staff;
• Essential government employees who are unable to work from home, including child protection services workers, child welfare workers, foster care workers, unemployment compensation processing staff, and public health employees; and
• Essential retail business employees