We understand we operate a valuable service in our community and we take that responsibility very seriously. That is why the health and safety of our children and staff is of the utmost importance to us.
Please visit our FAQ page. We will make regular updates as new information becomes available.
Our Health and Safety Practices
We are closely following guidance from state and local officials and health authorities as we continually strive to maintain our safe, healthy school environment. Procedures are subject to change as state regulations, federal guidance, and best practices continue to evolve in response to new developments in the pandemic. Some locations may have different protocols as a result. Please check with your local school to confirm guidelines.
We have enhanced our already rigorous health protocols, such as:
- Employee Vaccination & Testing: Providing the best possible care now includes taking the necessary step of requiring our employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees who are not fully vaccinated will be required to undergo weekly testing.
- Protective Masks: Face coverings are provided to all staff members and required for any adult entering the building; where required by law or licensing, children also wear masks.
- Limited Classroom Access: To curb the spread of germs and control group size, we are often having parents and family members remain in common areas of the center only.
- Taking Temperatures: We are screening everyone (staff, children, parents, visitors, etc.) upon arrival for temperature and evident symptoms.
- Wellness Checks: Regular wellness checks are being conducted throughout the day. The parents of unwell children are notified immediately, to help stop the spread of illness.
- Safe (and Still Healthy) Dining: We are now only serving pre-plated meals to children.
- Enhanced Health Practices: We’ve strengthened our existing cleanliness and hygiene practices (such as more frequent hand washing, and increased cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting of surfaces and items in classrooms).
Overall, the best way to ensure our students have limited exposure to germs is by keeping children at home when they are ill and/or contagious. We ask that you please watch your child closely and contact your physician if your child appears to be feeling under the weather. Please remember your child must be kept home if they display any signs of illness.
- We observe the children’s health throughout the day and respond appropriately as needed if we detect any potential signs of illness.
- If your child does become ill at school, we will call you immediately so they can be picked up as soon as possible. Should that occur, please be sure to pick up your child promptly for their well-being, and to help us limit the spread of illness.
Looking for Immediate Care?
Are you a family in need of drop-in care? Please contact our enrollment call center at 877.817.3883 for more information.
Are you a major employer or corporate client that needs back-up care for your employees? Or a healthcare industry worker with immediate child care needs? We’re here for you (and, as always, we offer healthcare industry workers a 10% tuition discount). Please contact our Corporate Support team at 866.829.0027.
To other Community Responders and Critical Services workers (including law enforcement, firefighters, EMT, etc.), we continue to provide our regular 10% discount for your service to the community.
Learning at Home
As the coronavirus situation continues to evolve, we recognize the strain it creates for parents, and we are striving to support our community as best we can. One way we’re doing that is with fun learning resources you can share at home with your child. Get started.