We encourage parents to be on the alert for signs of illness in their children and to keep them home when they are sick.
Remember to contact the school office anytime your child is absent.
Please let us know immediately if your child or anyone living in your household is diagnosed with COVID-19.
Lunch time and outdoor playground/indoor play time will be staggered to prevent mixing between classes whenever possible.
Mats will be positioned alternatively head-to-toe to provide appropriate social distancing and minimize potential virus transmission between children.
We will ensure an adequate supply of school, art and other supplies to preclude the need for sharing of items. Each child will be assigned their own set of supplies.
We will teach and reinforce hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes among children and staff.
We will have adequate supplies to support healthy hygiene behaviors, including soap, hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol (for staff and older children who can safely use hand sanitizer), and tissues.
Children and staff will practice frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and shall be required to wash their hands upon arriving at the center, when entering the classroom, before meals or snacks, after outside time, after going to the bathroom, and prior to leaving for home. Children will be monitored to ensure proper technique.
We have increased the frequency of cleaning toys, equipment, and surfaces, especially doorknobs, light switches, countertops, and restrooms.
We will clean, sanitize, and disinfect frequently touched surfaces (e.g, tables and chairs, door handles, sink handles) daily.
Toys and items that are not easily cleaned or disinfected (e.g., soft or plush toys) will not be utilized in the preschool, and should not be brought into the center. An exception will be allowed for a child to bring in one of their own soft, personal items strictly for naptime.
Toys that children have placed in their mouths or are contaminated by body secretion or excretion shall be set aside until they are cleaned and disinfected by hand by a person wearing gloves.
Daily we will clean and then disinfect surfaces and objects that are touched often. This includes restrooms, desks, countertops, doorknobs, computer keyboards, hands‐on learning items, faucet handles, phones, and toys.