Emergency Closings Educare makes every effort to stay open for scheduled program hours. However, we may be closed for various reasons due to weather, community emergencies or world events. In the event that an emergency occurs during the regular day's schedule at Educare, we will contact parents/guardians to pick up children. The program will close after each child has been safely picked up by a responsible adult. When inclement weather occurs please call the front desk at 301-834-9007 or visit this website to see if we will be in operation. An email will also be sent out the Educare email list regarding any changes to normal operation. Updated for 2013-14!ELC Inclement Weather Policy
Delayed Opening on FCPS Inclement Weather Closure Days When FCPS announce an unplanned closure due to inclement weather, Educare will delay opening until 7:00 a.m. Information regarding the delayed opening will be stated by 5:30 a.m. on the answering machine at Educare (301-834-9007) and on this website (www.educatewithcare.com) by 6:00 a.m. Families who generally arrive between 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. are encouraged to call the center or check the website whenever the weather poses possible unsafe travel conditions.
Text Message Updates from ELC: Families are encouraged to sign up to receive text message alerts directly from ELC by texting the keyword “Educare” to 84483. This text message option will only be used to communicate planned/unplanned disruptions to normal operation (holidays, in-service days, delays, early closures and/or full day closures)
Holidays/Closings Educare will be closed on the following holidays:
New Year's Day
Fourth of July
If the holiday falls on Saturday, Educare will be closed on Friday. If the holiday falls on Sunday, Educare will be closed on Monday.
In-Service Days Educare will also be closed to children for staff in-service days. Staff will use these days to attend training and work in the classrooms. In-service days for 2013-14 School Year:
Friday, August 16, 2013 (Friday before FCPS begins)
Friday, October 18, 2013 (FCPS closed)
Monday, January 20, 2014 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day/FCPS Closed)
Friday, April 18, 2014 (Good Friday/FCPS Closed--Spring Break)
Thursday, June 12, 2014 (The day after FCPS last day of school)**Subject to change**