COVID-19 PLAN

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STUDENT PRACTICES Revised July 2021

  • Every child will have temperature taken when dropped off
  • Parents will answer a brief health questionnaire at drop off
  • All visitors will have a health screen and temperature taken upon entering the center.
  • Students’ hands will be washed upon entering the building and throughout the school day, as needed.

  • Children should stay home if they have any of the following a cough, respiratory distress, vomiting/diarrhea, lost sense of smell, temperature of 100.4 or above. 

  • If symptoms are present for 24 hours it is recommended the parent take the child to the doctor. A note from the doctor with a date of return should be submitted to the director. 

  • Children should not return to the center for 72 hours post-symptoms that have not been treated with medication.

  • No outside personal items such as toys or show-n-tell (except of for specific request from teacher)  may be brought into the center with the exception of items needed for diapering, food, bottles/sippy cups, and change of clothing (in large zip lock bag with the students name on it) NO cloth toys will be allowed at school.

  • Classes will be kept together throughout the day, and we will not combine classes. In addition, we will maintain the same groups from day to day.

  • Social distancing will be practiced by keeping a distance of six feet and not sharing items (pens, paper, electronics, etc.) as much as possible. Wash hands immediately following any interaction and sanitize shared items.

  • No large group activities under any circumstances.

  • Limit the use of water tables and sensory tables, and have children wash their hands immediately after using these play stations.

  • Incorporate additional outside time with a minimum of two twenty minute sessions each day.

  • Stagger outdoor times to limit interaction.

  • Children over 2 years of age may wear face coverings that parents provide.

  • No outside food may be brought in to be shared with friends. (See director for explanation)

  • Children will have individual set of crayons, markers, and other art supplies.

  • All toys will be washed and sanitized after each use.

  • Creative Corners will follow the Galveston County Health Department's recommendations if we have a teacher, child, child's parent in close contact with a COVID patient or who has been diagnosed by a physician with COVID. 

  • If someone is unvaccinated and has been in close contact with a COVID patient they should be assumed to have COVID and will have to quarantine