Update to School Closure in Response to COVID-19

To the CCC Community,

We hope that you and your families are healthy and safe, and adapting as well as possible to these challenging times.

We want to update you on CCC’s closure. In our last communication we announced our decision to close through March 27. We are now extending that closure through the end of April. We continue to monitor the situation and look forward to reopening as soon as it is safe to do so. At the same time, we must all recognize that it is possible that the closure will need to be extended again.

The CCC will not charge tuition while we are closed. This means that your account will show a credit for a portion of your paid March tuition, and you will not be billed for April tuition.

During this closure we are providing full salary and benefits to teachers and other staff, and they are working from home to the extent possible. We are developing creative ways for them to support learning and provide activity ideas to you remotely.

As a community, we can be proud that we are able to continue to pay our teachers, at a time when many small organizations are finding that they are not able to weather this storm. CCC has worked hard over the years to prepare (financially and otherwise) for an emergency such as the one we face now. At the same time, we are a small, independent, non-profit organization, and our reserves will not last indefinitely.

For this reason we are asking our families to consider donating all or a portion of the tuition you would have paid during the closure, so that CCC can continue to support our teachers and staff during this difficult time. Of course, these donations are fully tax-deductible. If your tuition is on auto-pay, don’t change it! We will treat your April payment as a donation. Or, if you usually pay by check, you can mail your donation to the address below. If you’d like to donate all or a portion of your credited March tuition, contact Tiffany at tiffanyc@caltech.edu.

We recognize that each family’s situation is different, but if you feel able to contribute please do. If we all pull together, we believe that our community of teachers and families will emerge from this crisis with renewed strength and commitment to each other and the CCC.

Thank you and be well!

The Board of Trustees
Children’s Center at Caltech
1200 E. California Blvd. MC 1-133
Pasadena, CA 91125