Covid 19 Procedures   
Updated 9/2022

Thank you for following and implementing these procedures. Our goal is to minimize disruption while at the same time keeping your family, your child and our staff healthy and well, while offering a fun, quality preschool experience of social, emotional and cognitive development.

Check-In and Pick-Up

Families will be greeted at the Gate where a staff member will meet your child and bring them into the yard. Prior to parents leaving, you will sign your child in attesting each day to the following:

    1.Does your child have any signs of communicable illness such as a cold or flu? – runny nose, cough, fever, sore throat, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, unusual aches and pains, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, or rash.  

    * If yes, you must keep your child home and test for Covid before returning.

    2.Do you live with anyone or have you had close contact with anyone who has Covid or a rash in the last 14 days?

At pick up time, a staff member will bring your child out to meet you at the gate upon your arrival.

IF YOUR CHILD BECOMES SYMPTOMATIC DURING SCHOOL – they will be immediately isolated from others while wearing a well fitting face mask. Parents will be called for immediate pick up. You will then follow procedures under the “Child Health” section.


Child Health

1.If your child has any of the following symptoms: runny nose, cough, fever, sore throat, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, unusual aches and pains, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, or rash, they need to be out until 72 hours symptom free and a negative Covid test is texted to Marilyn before they are cleared to return.

2.If your child is Covid positive they are required to be out until at least 72 hours symptom free AND for a minimum of five days from symptom onset. They also need a negative Covid test texted to Marilyn after day five.

ALTERNATIVELY, they can return after day five, if 72 hours symptom free, and mask at school OUTSIDE as well as inside, days 6-10.


Covid Exposure

DOH no longer requires exposed children and staff to quarantine. To protect our school, children and staff, regardless of vaccination status, who are potentially or definitely exposed to Covid 19, should: 

1.Monitor for symptoms listed above

2.Test as soon as possible after exposure and then repeat testing every 24-48 hours through at least the first five days after exposure.

3.Family members, children and staff who spend time with individuals at risk for getting very sick with Covid 19 should wear a well fitting mask for 10 days after potential exposure.


Tuition

1.As long as we are open and your child is enrolled your tuition will be due in full. This includes if we are only open for a portion of the month and need to close for the remainder of the month due to Covid. If also includes if your child is on an extended exclusion with their pod due to confirmed cases of Covid. THIS INCLUDES IF THE POD IS OUT DUE TO THE TEACHER HAVING COVID AND OUR SUBSTITUTE ALSO BEING SYMPTOMATIC OR POSITIVE.

2.In the event of a community wide outbreak and the state requires a closure for an extended period of time, partial tuition will still be due to allow us to sustain the school so your child’s spot will be here when we reopen – 50% tuition for first full month closure, 50% tuition for second full month closure, 30% tuition for third full month closure.

3.FULL TUITION IS DUE FOR ANY PARTIAL MONTH CLOSURES.


Healthy Environment

We will separate children into smaller groups/pods that fall within state or local guidelines.

All children and staff will be required to wear masks WHEN INDOORS.  

    1.Your child may wear child size surgical masks OR N-94 child masks ONLY (no cloth masks).
    2.Every child will have a personal wall mounted mask hook where we will keep their masks.
    3.Every child will need a supply of masks for us to use, OR you can pay a fee of $50 for the year and we will supply your child with a new surgical mask each day.

Pods will not share equipment and will clean equipment between uses. 

All yards/classrooms will remain separated to reduce the number of children in one area and to reduce the possibility of viral transmission.

Snack time – all children will wash hands before and after snack, and when seated to eat snack, all children will be 4-6 feet apart.

Staff will disinfect high-touch surfaces, such as door handles, light switches, faucets, toys and games that children play with at least once daily.

We will perform an enhanced deep cleaning every afternoon, on all touched surfaces.

Staff will have access to anti-viral hand sanitizers and disposable gloves and use them as needed.

Staff and children will wash their hands throughout the day.

Windows will remain open 24/7 throughout the year.

Merv 13 filter is used in heating system.

Two air purifiers are used in classrooms.


Staff Health & Wellness

Staff will stay updated on Covid 19/other community health issue developments, symptoms and preventative measures.

Staff will receive additional training on infection control and workplace disinfection.

Staff will self-monitor for signs and symptoms of Covid as listed above.

Staff will wash their hands immediately upon entering school and immediately prior to leaving.

Staff will not be allowed to work if they are feeling ill or experiencing respiratory symptoms.


Communication

If the current situation changes and it becomes necessary to update our procedures or close our program temporarily, we will notify all families by email, text or phone call, as well as on the school Facebook page.

YOU MUST JOIN OUR TTGG FACEBOOK GROUP AND CHECK IT AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK FOR ALL WEEKLY PROGRAM UPDATES.


Resources

Masking: Masking is still the best way to avoid exposure to Covid in public indoor settings, while traveling and being around unvaccinated friends and family.

Vaccination: Covid 19 vaccinations are now available for children 6 months and older and are recommended by the CED and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Vaccination is the best way to protect children from becoming severely ill or having long-lasting health impacts due to Covid 19. Families are encouraged to vaccinate their children, in consultation with their health care provider.  

Testing: Children under two can get tested for Covid 19 at a testing site (for locations see DOH webpage or call DOH Hotline at 833-829-4357) or from a health care provider.

Families with children over the age of two and child care staff can get at-home tests from retail stores, pharmacies, and the free “Say Yes!” Covid Test program. Most insurance covers the cost of up to 8 at-home tests per individual per month.