Preschool Spaces

We will do everything reasonable and practicable to safeguard the health and well-being of our Learners, Faculty and Staff on campus.  As of this writing, this would include the following in our Preschool spaces:

  1. Appropriate face coverings will be required ​for Preschool Staff Members and adults/parents when adequate social distancing is not possible, including coming onto campus, leaving campus, and moving around the campus. ​Preschool learners are not required to wear face coverings.
  2. As much as possible, Social distancing ​in preschool classrooms will be maintained through placement of classroom equipment and use of carpet squares, mats, or other visuals for spacing.
  3. Space cleaning and disinfecting will be done prior to our Learners’ arrival, at the mid-day hour, and at the end of the day. ​Preschool Classrooms: ​Additional cleaning/disinfecting of tables, toilets and sinks will be done after each use.
  4. ​Classrooms will be equipped with multiple toys and manipulatives that are easy to clean and sanitize throughout the day, and sharing will be limited.
    1. There will be opportunities for individual play and solo activities, such as fine motor activities (i.e., drawing, coloring, cutting, puzzles, and other manipulatives)
    2. Activities that do not require close physical contact between multiple children will be planned as much as possible
    3. Indoor and outdoor play will be staggered and schedules adjusted to reduce the number of children in the same area.
    4. A tub for toys that need to be cleaned and wiped after use will be available in each classroom.  Items will be removed immediately and cleaned and disinfected if placed in a child’s mouth or soiled in any manner.
  5. Personal hygiene will be supported by ample hand sanitizing and washing.  ​If Soap and water is not readily available, hand sanitizer with at least 60% Alcohol will be used.  Use of hand-sanitizer on preschool learners will be supervised by an adult.
  6. Lunch will be inside the learner’s classroom, still maintaining social distancing and spacing to meet requirements.
  7. Families will be asked to check their Learners’ health and temperature prior to coming to school.  If a child shows signs of illness, he or she must be kept home.
    1. A health-check of each learner will occur prior to signing into the classroom.  Health check will include taking learner’s temperature and checking for signs of illness.  Any learner with a temperature of 100.4 or higher, or showing signs of illness, will be excluded for the day and not cleared to return to preschool until they have been fever and symptom free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.
  8. Sign in and out procedures:
    1. Parents or caregivers are asked to enter and exit the room one person at a time to allow for social and physical distancing.
    2. Parents and caregivers are asked to wash their own hands and assist in washing the hands of their children before drop off and prior to coming for pick up.
    3. Parents and caregivers are asked to use their own pens when signing children in and out.
    4. Hand sanitizers, will be installed out of the reach of children, near all entry doors and other high traffic areas.
    5. Only 1 parent/adult will be allowed to enter campus for drop off/pick up. Children not enrolled in preschool may not accompany adults into classrooms.