We understand we provide a very important service to you. We cannot be ill and unable to provide care for your child. Therefore, the health and safety of everyone is our priority.
Our Health and Safety Practices
We are closely following guidance from the CDC, as well as state and local officials and health authorities, as we take extreme care to maintain our safe, healthy school environment for children, families, and provider. We have enhanced our already rigorous health protocols, such as:
Taking Temperatures: We are screening children and the provider upon arrival for temperature and evident symptoms.
Limited Classroom Access: To curb the spread of germs and control group size, we are having parents and family members remain in the sunroom only.
Wellness Checks: Regular wellness checks are being conducted throughout the day. The parents of unwell children are notified immediately, to help stop the spread of illness.
Safe (and Still Healthy) Dining: We are now only serving pre-plated meals to children.
Enhanced Health Practices: We’ve strengthened our existing cleanliness and hygiene practices (such as more frequent hand washing, and increased cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting of surfaces and items in our classroom).
In general, we are requiring that children stay home from childcare for a full fourteen (14) days following the last potential exposure, if any member of the household has (or may have) a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19. If a sibling or parent is ill, the child in care must stay home. If a parent or child tests positive for COVID-19, the child cannot return to care until everyone in the household is symptom free for a minimum of ten (10) days. In addition:
- We observe the children’s health throughout the day and respond appropriately as needed if we detect any potential signs of illness.
- If your child does become ill while in our care, we will call you immediately so they can be picked up as soon as possible. Should that occur, please be sure to pick up your child promptly for their well-being, and to help us limit the spread of illness.
- Regular policies regarding health and safety in the handbook are still in place; do not administer fever reducers or pain relievers before arriving to childcare, etc.
- Overall, the best way to ensure our students have limited exposure to germs is by keeping children at home when they are ill and/or contagious. We ask that you please watch your child closely and contact your physician if your child appears to be feeling under the weather. Please remember your child must be kept home if they display any signs of illness.
While we cannot control what anyone else does, we ask that our families take every possible precaution to avoid potential exposure. This means you may choose to not spend a holiday with a family member or go on vacation out of state. We understand this is very difficult (as we are making these same hard choices for our own families to protect you and your children), so we appreciate you working with us to help prevent exposure and possible health risks or even worse, death. Families who do not adhere to these practices or heed the warnings of the CDC or the governor may be dismissed immediately without warning. Again, health and safety are our priority and we hope these are your priority as well.