Racker Daycares and Early Childhood Education Centers closed – March 17th, 2020

May 1st, 2020

Governor Cuomo announced that all schools will stay closed through the end of the academic year.

April 17th, 2020

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April 16th, 2020

Governor Cuomo announced that all schools will stay closed through Friday May 15th, 2020.

April 6th, 2020

Governor Cuomo announced that all schools will stay closed through Wednesday April 29th, 2020.

March 17, 2020

Dear Racker Daycare Parents/Guardians:

As you are well aware, we are all working through the many challenges associated with the closing of schools and child care services. I continue to thank you and express my gratitude for your patience and understanding as we work through the constant and quick changes.

Racker Daycares and Early Childhood Education Centers will continue to be closed through Monday, April 13, 2020. All children and staff will return to school on Tuesday April 14, 2020. (Subject to change based on recommendations from health departments)

· Previously we communicated that we would continue to charge for child care services through the month of March 2020.

***We will no longer be charging for childcare services during the time we are closed due to the COVID-19 precautionary measures***

As I shared yesterday, information changes day to day, hour to hour. As we work with our local Counties and communities to support efforts in decreasing the spread of COVID-19, there are many changes we all are working through and maneuvering. I hope our change to tuition will be helpful in easing stress and strain that so many of us are experiencing. If you are in the need of additional assistance in understanding resources, our social work team is working very hard to have support service information available. We will share all resource information as we receive it. Please regularly check our website (www.racker.org) and our Facebook Page for updated information and resources.

I wish you and your loved ones well. I encourage everyone to take some time to identify some things we are gaining in this time. I see opportunity for more time with family, time connect with our children and loved ones, time to take care of ourselves, reconnect with loved ones (utilizing technology), start and finish a book, puzzle and/or project, walks in nature in the springtime air, etc.

With well wishes,


Gretchen A. Jacobs, MsEd

Gretchen Jacobs

Director of Preschool and Early Childhood Education Centers gretchenj@racker.org

607-272-5891 ext. 201