Our heart fills with gratitude when we see all of you who have donated and made it possible for us to implement all these changes. You're an answer to prayer! 🙏🏼 Gracias!
We still need your help until the physical distance is no longer needed. If you want to help but just don't know how much, it's all good! Any contribution will make a difference in the lives of our students.
A $30-$40 this and next month from all our friends will get us to our goal! So if you have been thinking about it, now is a perfect time. Your contribution to our Emergency Relief Fund will help us keep our students safe as they gradually ease back into their school environment.
To minimize the impact on our facility, only teachers and students are allowed inside. Parents drop off at our back gate and sign in/out on our app on their phone. We ask parents to stay in the car, so we can screen one family at a time.
After a few COVID-19 related questions and a quick temperature check with a fast touch-less thermometer, students walk in with our sweet teacher. It only takes a second, and it's okay to wiggle a bit :o)
Kids have adjusted to curb-side very well; on their first day, however, parents walk them in and show them around.
COVID-19 Updates, Guidelines and Agreement to attend.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Our mission is to give our best to our students as best we can in every season. Let us show you how we can best serve you. Visitors can come following a health screening, must wear a mask.
We've always had sanitizer in our rooms and entrances, and now we've added disinfecting stations in all rooms with an effective chlorine solution to clean toys in between use. Instructions posted on each station serve as reminders.
Our janitor has also cleaned and disinfected our school daily for the last 13 years, and now she's intensifying surface disinfecting and end-of-the-day toy sanitizing.
"Your Word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path." ~ Psalm 119:105
Physical distance is being observed indoors, but we play normal outdoors; as we maintain a healthy social and emotional connection and create a new normal. Morning circle time, Snack, Lunch, and nap maintain a min. of 4' distance indoors. They eat on individual tables, cleaned before and after they use it.
Teachers wear face coverings or "masks" made out of fun fabric with robots, bugs, and princesses, and perform a health screen on themselves at arrival. We hope our video helps your little one be prepared.
Each student is offered a fun mask so they can follow along if they want to, but they are not required to take it or wear them if under 6 yrs. old.
While we usually enjoy our family-style meals and conversation, we can't right now. So to implement physical distance, we have a picnic in the classroom and give our students their lunch and snack in their own tables. We have our conversations as usual. Teachers serve the kids so there is no sharing of serving utensils and tables are sanitized before and after they eat. We make the same familiar meals on-site as before. Our menu can be found on our Register page. Children and staff wash hands before and after every meal. Siblings can sit together.
One multi-age group of 27 students in our double room, allows plenty of space to maintain physical distance.
Students wash hands (touchless soap dispensers) at arrival, before and after eating, after outside play, after using the toilet, after mouthing fingers or picking noses, after treating an ouchie, or any other time needed...
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...while staying socially and emotionally connected.
A well-thought-out environment can be a great teacher and guide to our students. By providing them with plenty of good choices within the new guidelines they practice following directions and self-control. Students are used to sitting on their Happy Stars at our school, so we build on that and made our Happy Stars bigger and 6' apart, so they can self manage. We set play stations and toy buckets by our Happy Stars so they naturally play there--anything helps. We gently remind them to take turns when they start getting too close to friends and want to change play areas.
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