PC Tots

PC Tots

Nonprofit early childcare center PC Tots has a new Program Director.

 

Early Childhood Alliance

Utah’s Childcare subsidy program administered through the Department of Workforce Services helps employed parents with childcare costs. Eligibility to receive federally funded subsidies do not apply for U.S. born children of immigrant parents.

KPCW reports on the impacts the policy has on mixed status families in Utah.

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PC Tots, a local, nonprofit childcare center, has announced that its campaign to fund tuition for two families has been kick-started by $10,000 in matching grants from several individuals in Park City.

 

The funds were contributed by a few Park City residents. PC Tots Business and Development Manager Katie Madsen said the campaign to raise $30,000 to enroll and provide scholarships to two new children from low-income families had been underway since April 1.

 

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Last month, Anca Neacsu, local childcare nonprofit PC Tots’ newly appointed Center Director, received the 2021 Leadership Award from the nationally affiliated Utah Association for the Education of Young Children (UAYEC) at its annual conference.

 

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The COVID-19 pandemic has made it more difficult to find space at early childcare centers, and for childcare centers like the local, nonprofit PC Tots, it's been hard to find qualified teachers.

PC Tots is in its sixth year of operation. COVID restrictions have put a strain on childcare centers in several ways. At the first of the outbreak, they had to initiate strict hygiene practices, mask-wearing, and reduce class sizes. 

 

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Early childhood education nonprofit PC Tots is calling out to the Park City community for donations to help fund two families’ tuition for a year of enrollment.

 

Early childhood education and care are critical to kindergarten readiness, which is a benchmark educators use when five and six-year-olds start school. PC Tots has two openings for the two-year-old class.

 

Kem C. Gardner

On Wednesday morning, the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute released a report outlining the costs and impacts of not addressing mental health issues in early childhood.

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The Summit County based non-profit daycare PC Tots was closed for a couple of weeks this month due to COVID cases occurring in each of their facilities.

Julie DeLong is the interim executive director of PC Tot’s. The early childhood care center provides affordable, sliding scale daycare for nearly 70 children. They have 19 teachers in two facilities. They shut down entirely in March in response to the COVID-19 orders and with protocols in place, were able to re-open in May.

 

  Mask-wearing, social distancing and strict hygiene measures are difficult enough with adults, but what happens when childcare operations are required to follow the COVID-19 safety protocols?

 

Creekside Kids Academy and Peek Program Executive Director Brandy Rasmussen says the big challenge with COVID-19 is keeping up with the changes in safety protocols. The mask order applies to children aged two and older, which she says is very difficult to enforce.

 

Today on the Local News Hour: 

(03:51) -  Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

(20:58) - Carol Loomis, founder and board chair of PC Tots and Brandi Rasmussen owner of Creekside Kids Academy talk about opening up childcare programs in the COVID-19 period.

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As coronavirus restrictions ease and businesses begin to reopen – so will childcare centers – to serve those parents who are being called back to work. But due to fear of the virus, and unemployment benefits paying better than a full-time job, it could be a challenge to find staff to work in local child-care centers.

On March 13th – the last day PC Tots was open for business when the COVID-19 crisis hit, they had 114 children enrolled. But with businesses shut down and schools canceled, parents were furloughed or laid off and could stay home with their kids.

Today on the Local News Hour:

(05:59) - Summit County Regional Transportation Planner Caroline Rodriguez has details on the opening of e-bikes and an update on the future of S.R. 224.

(19:16) - PC Tots Co-Founder Carol Loomis has details about the hiring of their new executive director and the reopening of their two childcare centers.

(36:01) -Rob Harter, Executive Director of Christian Center of Park City, has an update on the services his organization is offering during the COVID-19 crisis. 

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The Park City Community Foundation is partnering with Holy Cross Ministries and PC Tots to expand affordable, quality childcare in the Park City area. Their goal is to raise $1 million over the next two years.

Their two-year plan is to gather early child development experts to help define the community’s childcare needs. They’ll also be hiring a person with expertise to help define the strategic goals for building a broader non-profit early child program.

Carol Loomis named Volunteer Citizen of the Year

Aug 24, 2017
photo courtesy of Leslie Thatcher / Wendy Fisher, Cheryl Fox, Carol Loomis

The Park City rotary Club has named PC Tots Executive Director, Carol Loomis as Volunteer Citizen of the Year.  Kpcw's Melissa Allison brings us the story.

Park City Rotary Gives $125,000 to Local Youth Causes

Jul 19, 2017
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The Park City Rotary gave 125,000 dollars to three local youth oriented non-profits.  The method was unique for the Rotary because their grants are usually smaller and distributed to diverse causes.  Carolyn Murray has more on this.

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