Teachers will perform a daily symptom assessment of each child coming in, including a temperature check every day. Symptoms we will be monitoring for include: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headaches, sore throat and a new loss of taste or smell. Any child with a temperature over 100 will be sent home immediately. No other symptom other than a temperature is required at this time. We have purchased new infrared thermometers to make this process sanitary and quick. Anyone sent home will not be allowed to return until they are fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of fever-reducing medication.
Masks are required by all parents, staff and school age children while in the building.
Gloves will be worn while serving food or preparing bottles, along with all the times we previously asked teachers to wear them. Handwashing will be done diligently.
We are recommending that only parents come to pick up or drop off, do not send other family members to pick up or bring anyone else with you to pick up. You are permitted to walk your child to their classroom door, but must wait in the hallway behind the line. A teacher will come to the door to get your child. They will then get your child ready to leave and bring them to the classroom door for you.
There will be no field trips offsite and we will be cancelling all large group events onsite. In addition, we are allowing no visitors at this time.
We will be sanitizing toys throughout the day and removing any toys that cannot be easily sanitized (soft toys, dress up clothes, etc.) Each teacher will need to come up with a plan to make sure their toys are being sanitized frequently throughout the day.
Anyone who has had contact with someone confirmed or probable to have COVID-19 must complete isolation or quarantine procedures in coordination with the local health department prior to returning to the program. This applies to staff members and students. If we were to have any confirmed cases in our school, we are required to shut down that classroom for deep sanitation and inform the Department of Job and Family Services.
If your child is going to be on vacation, out sick or visiting family, please call the center or send an e-mail to notify us to let us know that they will not be in attendance so we can prepare accordingly for lunch and daily activities. We appreciate your help with this matter.
Please make sure that your child has a change of weather appropriate clothes in their cubby. Even if they are potty trained, they still need extra clothes in their cubby for art or lunch messes. Many of the students in our older classrooms do not have any extra clothes and it is important that EVERY CHILD has a set. Make sure the clothing is labeled with your child’s name. If you would like to donate some extra clothes to our classroom, we would gladly accept gently used shoes, underwear and pants that your children may have outgrown, especially for our students who are aged three and up. Thank you for your help with this!