Safety a priority at Greene Co Early Learning Center

For the overall safety and benefit of the children at the Greene County Early Learning Center (GCELC) in Jefferson and peace of mind of their parents, the center has installed new technology and doors to improve security and increase parent communication.

The system was made possible by a $25,360 grant from the Greene County Community Foundation. Items purchased through the grant included new doors, entry hardware, iPads, a laptop, docking stations and other hardware and the software package to operate the system.

New doors compatible with the keyless entry touchpad technology have been installed for all classrooms at the center. Parents/guardians and employees have unique codes for the touchpad to access the child’s room, increasing safety at all times. “Knowing that only parents or guardians of children and staff have the ability to enter is a great comfort and security, “said center director Cherie Cerveny.

Haily Larson is pictured with daughter Claire as she enters the code for her son Luke’s room at the Greene County Early Learning Center. GCELC board co-president Bill Monroe , at right, observes the process.

Documentation of each child’s daily activities can easily and conveniently be accomplished by staff using WiFi enabled iPads located in each room. The software installed allows parents/guardians to have access to this information including pictures and videos remotely by using a smart phone or web accessible device. “It is a great advantage to parents to be able to check on their child’s day remotely and conveniently,” Cerveny said.

Greene County Early Learning Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit child care center serving children from birth to 4th grade year round for families in Jefferson and the Greene county area.

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