STANDARDS OF SAFETY AND COVID-19 PRECAUTION
SHALOM PRESCHOOL CHABAD 2020-2021

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In accordance with the recommendations of the CDC, and Florida Department of Children and Families and Broward County Child Care Licensing, we have incorporated the following new guidelines and rules at Shalom Preschool. These rules may be updated and or changed as per CDC.

1. PHYSICAL DISTANCING

  • In an effort to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19, we have implemented some procedures to limit close face-to-face contact with others on the school grounds. See below paragraphs 2 and 4.

2. DROP OFF AND PICK UP

  • Drop off and pick up will ONLY be via our 'carpool lane' in the alley way, in the northbound direction (towards NE 35th St).
  • Drop off is from 9:00 am to 9:15 am. Pick up is from 2:15 pm to 2:30 pm.
  • Parents are required to wear masks at drop off and pick up, and to maintain social distancing. 
  • Parents are to remove their child from their car seat and car at drop off, and place them back in their car seat at pick up. 
  • Parents and non essential visitors will be unable to enter the facility. Children will be escorted to class and from class by one of our staff members.

3. CHILD AND STAFF SCREENING

  • Every morning at drop off, children will be screened for temperature and signs of illness. Staff will also be screened each morning.  
  • Children and staff who feel ill or have symptoms of illness are required to stay at home.
  • Signs of illness: fever of 99, runny nose, cough, diarrhea, body aches and shortness of breath.
  • Children should not be medicated before sending to school.
  • Ideally, parents should screen children for temperature and signs of illness at home, before sending to school. 
  • Parents and staff will be asked basic questions about the family's health.
  • At any point, if a child or staff member comes in close contact with a person with COVID-19, the child or staff member will be required to stay home for 14 days. Shalom Preschool must be informed.

4. MAINTAINING AN ADEQUATE RATIO OF STAFF TO CHILDREN TO ENSURE SAFETY.

  • Class sizes will be adjusted to groups of 10 or less. 
  • Outside play will be limited to only one class at a time. 
  • Children and child care providers will not change from one group or classroom to another.

5. GENERAL GUIDELINES

  • FACE COVERING.  When feasible, staff members will wear face coverings within the facility.
  • TOYS. Children cannot bring toys from home.
  • FOOD.  We will not be serving snacks. All food must be brought from home, including, morning and afternoon snack, full lunch, and a labeled water bottle that will be refilled throughout the day.

6. INTENSIFIED CLEANING AND DISINFECTION

  • We have implement a higher standard of hygiene and increased times for hand washing for both the children and staff.
  • We have placed a hand sanitizing station at the main entrance of the building. 
  • We have intensified our cleaning and disinfection efforts to routinely clean, sanitize and disinfect surfaces and objects that are frequently touched.
  • The playground equipment will be cleaned after each group's use.
  • Toilets will be sanitized after each use.

These precautions are in place to provide every effort to keep every child and family safe; however, this does not provide any guarantee of any kind. The parent of the child attending assumes all risks associated with allowing their child to begin attending school. We are doing everything we can in our power to keep every child safe during this time. Working together is very important. We look forward to a wonderful school year of learning and growing!