COVID-19 Safety Protocols
We will be setting up three separate classrooms to accommodate three separate groups of children (depending on age). The school-age kids will be in their normal room.
We provide 2 healthy snacks and lunch daily, a menu will be given to you upon registering your child. If you choose to bring food for your child please remember that all food must be healthy and nut free.
Enhanced sanitization will take place on a daily basis. Frequently touched surfaces will be wiped down several times per day. Toys will be sanitized daily.
We have been asked to suspend field trips until further notice.
We plan on having additional time outdoors, as this allows children to naturally social distance from one another and because outside time is wonderful in general!
Non-essential visitors will be allowed in the Centre, but we ask that only one person comes into the Centre to pick up the children to ensure safety for all.
There will be hand sanitizer made available at the entrances should supplies permit, however, it is recommended that children not use sanitizer, but wash their hands instead.
As per Alberta Health guidelines, children will be expected to go through a pre-screening checklist daily at home before coming to the Centre. If any question is answered with yes you are required to follow what the checklist states. Please note that the checklist is updated periodically depending on Alberta Health guidelines when there is an update the new checklist will be emailed to you.
We will have to exclude any child or staff member that has cold symptoms or other COVID-19 related symptoms until they are tested. If results are negative, they are welcome to return when symptoms have improved. If a child has allergies, asthma, etc. that give them cold like symptoms – we will need to see that a COVID test comes back negative before they will be able to attend (as per Alberta Health). We have to be very strict with this illness policy.
NO SICK CHILDREN WILL BE PERMITTED – NO EXCEPTIONS!
We do not ask parents/visitors to wear a mask, it is considered your personal choice.
We would like to recommend all parents entering the daycare to wear a mask. Masks will not be required for the children as per Alberta Health. We also do not feel the children will be able to meet the requirements for proper mask use. Staff members are not required to wear masks during the day. The staff may choose to wear a mask when in close contact with the children, while changing diapers, or while moving between rooms.
More on proper mask use here: https://www.alberta.ca/prevent-the-spread.aspx#p25621s4
We are currently enrolling children at this time. Parents, please contact the center if you would like to arrange for a tour of the Centre.
We will take children’s temperature if there is any indication a child is not feeling well. If the child has a temperature and a runny nose, the child will be isolated and parents will be called to pick up the child immediately. We will report all symptoms to Alberta Health Services.
While social distancing is clearly going to be difficult for children, we do have plans in place to assist this process as much as possible:
- There will be limits to the amount of children that can play in one area at a time (depending on size of area).
- We share items such as pencils, crayons, scissors, etc. Item sharing will be limited. Teachers will strive to offer activities where each child has their own tools to use for cutting, gluing, painting, etc. These will be disinfected after use.
- Minimize time standing in lines and ensure children are distanced as much as possible, while ensuring their safety.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns regarding COVID-19. Our job is to try our best to ensure your child’s safety at this time.
Thank you and see you soon!