COVID-19 and Preschool
We have been hard at work preparing for this next school year and navigating the many changes needed. We want to let you all know about the progress and decisions we have come to at this point. We know many of you will have worries about the safety of your little ones and we want to assure you we are doing everything we can to ensure everyone’s safety.
We have made changes to class sizes, class schedules and how many classes we are providing.
*Class sizes are now limited to 14 enrolled children.
*We have eliminated Green class.
*We have changed Purple class. Purple will now be Thursdays and Fridays 12:15-2:30pm. Purple class will be open to 3-5yo and will follow the curriculum of Red class.
We are a closed campus.
*The door to preschool will be locked from the outside. There can be no siblings at school. There can be no entering the building unless you are a working parent, Executive Board Member or Mrs Brown.
*There will be some accommodating on Special Days to allow both parents to participate.
We are adding many hightened cleaning measures, limiting and removing some play areas, toys, etc.
*Dress up is no longer available.
*Each class will have their own Mrs Brown made play-doh and each child will have their own doh in a ziplock with their name on it to limit touch/germ spread.
*There will be sanitizing measures taking place between classes.
*Windows will be open periodically throughout class time.
*Outside time is going to be longer than we have had in the past.
*Snack time : we will be washing hands before and after snack, each child will have their own plate of food in order to eliminate the sharing bowls, etc.
We are no longer using church spaces.
*The church library and bathrooms will no longer be used. The bathroom in room 4 is still available and will be cleaned after each use.
We are requiring all working parents to wear face masks.
*No face shields
*Children are not required to wear masks, but can should you choose that it be necessary for your family.
*If you have an exception to wearing a mask please bring it to Mrs Brown or Denise’s attention
There is now a screening process at drop off.
*There will be no entering the building until you have been through the screening process by your class chair or Mrs Brown.
*Drop Off : All parents dropping off will park in one of the designated parking spots at the back of the church. Your class chair will meet you at your car, or on the sidewalk, or at the door to go over a series of questions and take your temperature as well as your little one. Once cleared you can drop your child off at the door or walk them in to help them sanitize or wash their hands.
*Pick Up : Please pull into one of the designated parking spots and wait for one of the working parents see your child to you on the sidewalk or allow the working parent to bring your child out to you at your car.
***Blue Class drop off will look different as every parent stays for class.***
This is a working model as CDC/State requirements are changing consistently.
We still have room in Red, Blue and Purple classes if you or anyone you know would like to enroll!
If you have any questions please feel free to ask here or any of the board members.
As always, stay tuned for more updates and communication as we get ready to tackle the 2021-2022 school year!