Temporary Policies & Procedures

Pick-up / Drop-off:
Parents/guardians/authorized persons for drop-off and pick-up will be allowed to enter the facility, but will not be allowed to enter the classrooms.
All persons entering the facility, over the age of 2, must be wearing a face mask. Once inside the building, please utilize the hand sanitizer and wait 6ft behind the family in front of you.
 
We will issue daily health checks for all persons entering the facility. Health checks will include temperature checks and symptom checks. We will not admit persons with a fever of 100.4 degrees or above. We will also not admit persons who display signs of illness, which could include flushed cheeks, rapid breathing or difficulty breathing (without recent physical activity), fatigue, or extreme fussiness. 
After passing the health screening, parents should sign their child in for the day, help them change into their "school-only" shoes (more details below), and say their good-byes from the hallway (just outside the entrance to the classroom). 
Exclusion:
Any child or staff member suspected of having COVID-19, diagnosed with COVID-19, or having been in contact with persons suspected of or diagnosed with COVID-19 shall be excluded from the center. 
Children and staff who have had COVID-19 symptoms can return to school when they have been symptom free, without fever reducing medication for 48 hours. Written documentation must be provided by a physician that they are no longer communicable and may return to the child care center. 
 
Children and staff who come to the child care center sick or become sick while at our facility will be sent home as soon as possible. Children who are sick will be kept separate from well children until they are picked up.
 
If there is a positive or presumptive case of COVID-19 in the facility, we will close the facility for a minimum of 14 days. This allows us all to self-quarantine and to do a thorough cleaning of the facility.
New Daily Routines:
To increase the potential for social distancing, our classroom sizes will be limited to 15 students per day. 
We will maintain stable groups by keeping both classrooms separate at all times.  
All students are required to wear masks when in the facility, when practicable (except when eating, napping, and playing outdoors). 
Students must keep a pair of "school-only" shoes at the site, and change into them before entering the classroom.
Each student will have their own box of common supplies such as crayons, markers, scissors, and glue to be used exclusively by each individual. 
All in-house field trips, gatherings and special activities will be postponed. We are limiting our exposure to all non-essential visitors. 
Our After Care (3p-5p) program is temporarily suspended. Before Care (8a-9a) options are still available.  
Enhanced Sanitation Plans:
The center will remove all soft plush toys that can harbor germs and cannot be readily cleaned.

We will clean all high touch surfaces - including door knobs, toys, phones, keyboards, computers, etc. - every 2 hours or more often, as needed.
 
We will also clean and disinfect areas used, equipment, and toys at the end of each day.

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Living Springs Preschool

19051 S. Halsted St. Glenwood, IL