Cold - Daily outdoor play is scheduled for all children. The Center does not go outside when ambient air temperatures are 0°F or colder. Parents should be sure their child has clothing suited to the weather. The Center may ask parents to go home and get appropriate clothing when needed. It is the Center’s policy that if children are healthy enough to attend child care they are healthy enough to go outdoors.
Heat—The Lindgren Child Care Center monitors the St. Cloud Heat Index at the SCSU weather website http://www.stcloudstate.edu/weather/ along with following the recommendation from Robert Wiesman (SCSU Meteorologist) which is made public via SCSU-Announce list serve. When it is determined that the heat is excessive for young children all children will remain in their classroom for the remainder of the day.
Air Quality—The Lindgren Child Care Center follows the recommendation from Robert Wiesman (SCSU Meteorologist), which is made public via SCSU-Announce list serve, on matters of air quality. When air quality becomes dangerous for young children and elderly a message is relayed to the entire SCSU community. When this has been determined all children will remain in their assigned classrooms until the air quality concern is lifted.