Health system facilitates childcare center reopening to support community needs
In an effort to help the local community adjust to a new normal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Englewood Health continues its ongoing relationship with Englewood’s Bergen Family Center—Bergen County’s oldest continuously operating family service agency—as it plans to reopen its daycare to provide working families with childcare services. With the regulations, restrictions, and expenses necessary, the center wasn’t sure when or how it would be able to open its doors. Typically serving around 180 children, the daycare program will open on August 4 and care for approximately 40 children, less than a third of its usual volume. Maintaining contact with the center’s staff to assess its needs throughout the pandemic, Englewood Health donated temporal thermometers for contactless temperature monitoring to facilitate the program reopening. Gift cards for food donation were also donated to aid those served by the Bergen Family Center, and the health system is presently providing a virtual yoga program to its children throughout the summer.