June 2021 Update: Our Lobbies Are Open Again!

June 2021 Update: Our Lobbies Are Open Again!

Posted on June 3, 2021 by Ladybug Child Care Center

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As most of our Ladybug parents are aware, the CDC released new guidance late last month for vaccinated adults regarding masks and gatherings. Unfortunately, childcare centers, schools, and youth programs were specifically exempted from those recommendations.

“On May 13, 2021, Governor Walz announced an end to Minnesota’s statewide mask requirement. However, the CDC has not yet provided clear guidance for school settings but has stated that they expect to update guidance for children in school and summer camps soon. Additionally, our youngest Minnesotans remain ineligible for vaccines and eligibility for 12- to 15- year-olds was just announced this week. As a result, Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan, along with the existing face covering guidance for schools and childcare settings, remain in effect.”


Like many of you, we’re experiencing major COVID fatigue and impatiently waiting for a return to normalcy. We’re actively evaluating our current COVID policies and evaluating possible alterations we can make. We recognize that we have chosen to be extremely conservative throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and we greatly appreciate your flexibility and patience.

We’re excited to announce that as of May 24th, our lobbies are open again to our parents for pickups and drop-offs. Recognizing we serve a population that is unable to get vaccinated, we’re still asking that parents continue to practice social distancing and wear masks inside our centers. We’ll continue to do health screenings of the children at drop-off.

Outside pickup/drop-off will still be offered for parents who feel more comfortable outside or who are not feeling well. We hope to be able to roll back more of our COVID policies soon!

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. Stephen Kraus and Michelle Kraus can be reached at skraus@ladybugcc.com or mkraus@ladybugcc.com respectively.

About Ladybug Child Care Center In Chaska, Shakopee & Waconia

Choosing childcare is one of the most important decisions you can make during your child’s early years. It can be a challenging process filled with difficult questions and feelings.

At Ladybug Child Care Center, we understand how hard this decision can be — but we also know how rewarding the right childcare choice can be for both parents and their child.

Everything we do at Ladybug is designed with your child in mind, from our individualized and nurturing infant program to our caring and stimulating toddler and preschool curricula. We also offer programs for our school-aged children through our AdventureCentre

Ladybug is all about meeting the individual needs of your child. When we meet the individual needs of your little bug, we are meeting your needs as a parent.

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