The spread of COVID-19 has led to a global crisis, and drastic measures are being taken worldwide to flatten the virus curve. It is a challenging time for all of us, and we at Kinderhaus are here for you to support and stay connected with our community during this difficult time. This is a new situation for all of us and we consider it important to keep each other informed and in good spirits.

We are closely monitoring the situation in NYC based on the strict mandates of our state regulatory body, the Office of Childcare and Family Services and beyond that to the regulations by the “Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Familie in Berlin”, Germany, and we are continuously adjusting and updating our safety measures accordingly. In accordance with the New York State Department of Economic Development, Kinderhaus offers emergency programs for families, for those parents working in essential jobs, “systemrelevante Berufe” (jobs categorized as relevant to the system as a whole), and who are in need of childcare.

What we do at Kinderhaus

Safety is of the utmost importance at Kinderhaus, and we are maximizing efforts to create a safe and healthy environment for our Kinderhaus children. We are in constant contact with the Department of Health and are following their rules and recommendations across all our programs. Additionally, we are keeping abreast of and following the German regulatory requirements to German preschools operating during the crisis.

While we navigate through this crisis we plan to continue to offer services comprised of two main pillars: a) online teaching, and b) emergency classrooms for families in need.