Grace Early Childhood Center logo

Open or Closed?

Closing Policy

All inclement weather closings are at the discretion of the ECC Administration.

The ECC follows Franklin County’s severe weather alerts to help determine if we’ll be open or closed during inclement weather. If Franklin County is under a snow emergency:

  • We’ll post our status on our website by 6:15 a.m.
  • If Franklin County is under any level of snow emergency, we will do the following:

    LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

  • ECC Status: Open –with a two-hour delay. Our hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.

  • ECC Status: To be determined by the ECC Administration – We will determine this based on the current weather and driving conditions being safe or unsafe for our staff and families.
  • If we decide to CLOSE we will post this information on our website (Grace-ECC.com) by 6:15 a.m.
  • If we decide to be OPEN we will have a two-hour delay (the center will be open 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) and will have full-day children ONLY; the half-day preschool program will be CLOSED. If your child is enrolled in the full-day program, your child will not miss any regularly scheduled classroom activities if you choose to stay home with them during the inclement weather conditions.
  • LEVEL 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.

  • ECC Status: Always CLOSED at Level 3
  • If Franklin County goes under any level of snow emergency while your child is at the ECC, we will do the following:

  • LEVEL 1: Close early - Closing time will be posted on our website.
  • LEVEL 2: Closed - Grace ECC will close immediately and parents will need to pick up as soon as possible.
  • LEVEL 3: Closed - Grace ECC will close immediately and parents will need to pick up as soon as possible.
  • You can check whether or not the Grace Early Childhood Center is on a delay or cancellation online as follows by clicking on "Open or Closed?” and checking our "Current Status".

    To learn more about Ohio’s Snow Emergency Levels, visit www.weathersafety.ohio.gov.

    ArrowIcon BloggerIcon AimIcon DeliciousIcon PaperIcon EtsyIcon FacebookIcon FilmStripIcon FlickrIcon CameraIcon LaunchIcon GooglePlus2Icon GooglePlusIcon HeartIcon InformationIcon InstagramIcon LastfmIcon FrontCameraIcon LinkedInIcon EmailIcon MoneyIcon ItunesIcon MyspaceIcon OpenTableIcon PayPalIcon PencilIcon PersonIcon PhotoIcon PicasaIcon PinterestIcon PodcastIcon RssIcon ShoppingCartIcon SoundCloudIcon StarIcon TableProjectIcon TheCityIcon TumblrIcon Twitter2Icon TwitterIcon TypepadIcon VideoIcon VimeoIcon WordPressIcon YelpIcon YoutubeIcon