Loyola Early Learning Center Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Page Last Updated: 9/9/2020

The Loyola Early Learning Center offers our compassion and solidarity to the people who have been affected by the COVID-19 virus in our community and across the world. We appreciate the healthcare workers, local communities, and governments who are on the front line working to contain COVID-19. As we do our part to "flatten the curve" of community infections, our school continues to take the following actions:


  • Consistent with the directives of the Governor’s Office and the State Department of Education, our school building closed  from March 16, 2020, to September 3, 2020, when we welcomed our rising kindergarten graduates back to school for the final two weeks of their “Kindergarten Readiness Summer Bootcamp” program.


  • We have welcomed students back to our school building for the 2020-2021 academic year effective September 8, 2020. We are staggering reentry for our new Pre-K-2 students to help with social distancing through their transitions.


  • Some families have opted to keep their children home and continue participation in virtual learning via Zoom and Facetime. Our teachers are working hard to ensure each child has a quality early learning program whether they are on the premises or learning from home.


  • During our school building closure from March to July 2020, our teachers conducted virtual Zoom lessons with small groups or one-on-one (depending on age-level); leading circle time, songs, story time, educational games, and discussions. We mailed students ‘tool kits’ with educational games, arts and crafts supplies, magnetic white boards, dry erase markers, and magnetic letters and numbers, and other age-appropriate companion resources to complement their Zoom lessons—all hand-selected by their teachers.


  • We continue to survey our families to identify pressing needs and have distributed gift cards and other financial support through our Family Emergency Fund.

Coronavirus Updates

Additionally, Congress recently passed the CARES Act, which offers the following incentives for donors to make charitable gifts to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations like LELC:


  • Charitable gifts up to $300 can be deducted on both standard and itemized 2020 tax returns.


  • The existing cap on annual contributions that can be itemized has been raised from 60% of adjusted gross income to 100%. Corporations’ annual limit is raised from 10% to 25%.


  • The two tax incentives above apply only to direct contributions to a qualifying nonprofit organization like LELC. Gifts to donor advised funds do not qualify.
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