COVID-19 Update: Status of Child Care and Preschool ProgramsPosted on March 15, 2020
Johnstown, PA (March 15, 2020) –Governor Tom Wolf’s mandate to close schools across the state will impact child care provided at any program located within a school building. This includes The Learning Lamp’s center at the Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center and any preschool or school-age care programs ordinarily held on site at a school. These programs will operate on the same schedule as public schools, meaning they will be closed for the next two weeks as a result of COVID-19 containment efforts. Based on guidance from Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning, programs operating outside of school buildings will remain open. This includes The Learning Lamp’s child care and preschool programs on McKinley Avenue in Johnstown, near Memorial Medical Center, as well as the Westmont, Jennerstown and Somerset child care programs. We are closely monitoring guidance from the state related to enhanced health and safety practices, as well as ability to operate services. This is a challenging time for all of us. The Learning Lamp is committed to helping our families and employees through this crisis. Families and employees with questions or concerns are encouraged to reach out to the director of their child’s program or the main office at (814) 262-0732 ext. 222. Click here for a complete list of The Learning Lamp’s preschool, child care and school-age care programs and locations.
The Learning Lamp is a nonprofit organization with a mission to engage all children in the support they need to succeed. We deliver high quality programs that are affordable and accessible to families of all income levels. In 2019, The Learning Lamp served 31,329 youth/adults from 53 public school districts and 78 other schools and organizations in 19 Pennsylvania counties.
Our programs include: one-to-one tutoring; before/after school programs; portable classrooms aimed at building math and science skills; alternative education programs for at-risk students; evidence-based prevention programs; online learning and credit recovery; SAT preparation; educationally-focused child care; literacy-based preschool programs; and grant writing and project consulting for schools.