This is how Foundations Preschool is putting safety first to protect families and staff.
We are now opening our centers and serving our families with care and education – All of our staff including teachers and administrators will go through an extensive health and safety protocol.
Below are just some of our safety measures.
Handwashing and sanitizing Protocol.
Parents, Children and Staff. Anyone who enters our centers will need to wash their hands, and we’ll continue to integrate hand-washing into our curriculum. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout our centers and learning facilities.
Follow CDC travel guidance.
As states and countries lift their restrictions, please pay close attention to CDC guidance around travel to specific regions. If you travel to these regions, you will need to follow CDC guidance for quarantining yourself and your family before returning to any of our learning centers.
Stay home if sick.
If you or your child has been sick, we ask that all household members stay home until they’ve been symptom-free without medication for at least 48 hours. Classrooms will be open to well individuals only.
Centers will have a dedicated space (in or out of the classroom) where teachers can care for sick children while being separated from others until a family member can come to pick up.
Same person drop-off and pick-up.
Families are asked to assign one family member for drop off and pick up to minimize exposure to multiple people. If this is not possible, we ask parents to call the center upon arrival and the staff will bring children in from, and out to the car.
All teachers and staff members will be required to wear masks. Infant and toddler teachers will also wear smocks during close contact in the classroom.
Health screening and temperature checks.
All staff will be asked to take their temperature each day and must be fever-free before arriving at our learning centers. When parents arrive at check-in, we’ll ask them to sanitize their hands, put on gloves, and take their child’s temperature with the center’s no-touch thermometer. Parents will share their child’s temperature reading with the center staff and it will be recorded. Parents will then sign their child(ren) in, and staff will monitor student health throughout the day.
Restricted classroom access.
To minimize potential exposure, we ask that families not walk your child to their classroom when you arrive. Instead, please check in with staff in the lobby, and staff will walk your child to their classroom. Classrooms will be reserved for teachers and children only.
We’ll continue to practice social distancing as much as possible to reduce risk. To minimize potential exposure, children will continue to keep distance from children and staff in other classrooms.
Toys, playground equipment, and other high-touch surfaces will be regularly disinfected and rotated throughout the day. We will pause the use of sensory tables, play dough, large pillows or stuffed animals, and other materials that are difficult to clean.
Modifications to family-style dining.
We’ve modified our shared mealtime practices to reduce the spread of germs. Students will still eat together but will not be serving themselves.
Children will continue to sleep (without masks) six feet apart whenever possible and be positioned alternating head to toe or toe to toe. Bedding will be laundered nightly. Stuffed toys and personal items will be sent home nightly for laundering to help combat germs in the center.
Outdoor play structures will be utilized by one class at a time, with increased time between play to allow for cleaning. Some of our learning centers and facilities now host an indoor playing area with the same restrictions.
Field trips and events.
There will be no center-wide events or trips, but classes may participate in either trips or events if there is no close contact with students from other classrooms or the public.