GUMS' COVID-19 Pandemic Plans:


Our number one priority for reopening is the safety and well-being of our children and teachers.  Please read the latest letter from our director, Mrs. Dotterer

If you would like more information about registering your child, please see our prospective families page


COVID-19 Pandemic Plans:

Will GUMS be able to open in September 2020?

As of now, yes!  We will comply with all regulations put in place by MSDE/Office of Child Care.  We will also follow their guidelines in the event that we must close.  


What is GUMS doing to promote a safe and healthy atmosphere?

GUMS will comply with all expectations put in place by MSDE/OCC/CDC.  We will be very strict with child illnesses.  Families are expected to keep their child home whenever the child is sick.  Morning wellness checks will be made for all staff and children according to MSDE/OCC/CDC guidelines.  Children with any COVID-19 symptoms or who reside with someone with any COVID-19 symptom must not attend school that day.  Our teachers will disinfect regularly and thoroughly.  Any adult on the property will be expected to wear a mask at all times.  Children are not required to wear masks, but may choose to.

If GUMS has to close, do we still pay tuition?

If school must close due to COVID-19 Pandemic or due to inclement weather for a chunk of time (1 week+), the preschool and families will abide by the following expectations:  School missed- 0-2 weeks closed: Families will pay 100% tuition.  Teachers will connect weekly with families.  >2-8 weeks closed: Families will pay 50% tuition.  Teachers will connect weekly with families.  Teachers will also mail out one mailing per week of closing.  School will be extended by one week at the end of the school year .>8 weeks: Families will pay 0% tuition and teachers will not continue necessary work.  The board will make a decision on school extension.  

(PLEASE NOTE: our Co-op is full for the 2020-2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and limited roles)