Who is guiding our decision-making?

CA Community Care Licensing

 

https://files.covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-childcare--en.pdf 

 

Marin County Public Health 

 

https://cronavirus.marinhhs.org/ 

 

CA State Guidelines 

https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/07/17/governor-gavin-newsom-lays-out-pandemic-plan-for-learn ing-and-safe-schools/  

 

CDC 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

 

 We will continue to closely monitor and make decisions based on the most current guidelines.

HEALTH POLICY Continued…

 

  •  If a child has any communicable disease (e.g., Conjunctivitis (pink eye), Lice, Hand-Foot-Mouth, Impetigo, Measles, Rubella, etc.), you must notify the preschool office. An exposure notice will be sent to the class while respecting the privacy of the affected person and the child may not return to school without a doctor’s note.

 

  •  Any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) administered to a child requires a physician’s note to dispense and must come in the original packaging with dosage amount and be given to administration staff with Licensing form LIC 9221. 

 

  • Medication should be handed directly to a staff person and not sent in the child’s belongings. 

 

  • Family required to quarantine for two weeks if they travel internationally.

CHILDREN’S PERSONAL BELONGINGS

  • Older children can use lovies for transition then placed in the cubby for the remainder of the day or  (teacher discretion). 

 

  • Snack and lunch are provided by families in a sealed lunch box that children can manipulate on their own as much as possible. Teachers should assist as needed. 

 

  • Water bottles to be provided by all families and taken home each day to be washed. 

 

  • Extra clothes stored separately in bins and kept at Ark Row.

SCREENING AND TESTING

  • All Staff and children will be screened daily and have temperature taken. 

 

  • Testing is not required by the State or Marin County Public Health. “The public health guidance recommends staff in every California school be tested for COVID-19 periodically based on local disease trends and as testing capacity allows.” ~ Governor Newsom’s plan. 

 

  • Testing is strongly encouraged by Dr. Matt Willis, Marin Public Health Officer. Public Health and Marin Schools are working on a proposal for establishing sites in Marin so teachers can be tested regularly. This has not yet been established. 

 

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for ADULTS FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED 

  • Face Mask (with or without clear plastic) 

 

  • Face Shield with a Mask 

 

  • Toileting/diapering-change with gloves always.

AIR VENTILATION 

  • Open windows and doors in classrooms. 

 

  • Spend as much time outdoors as possible

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for CHILDREN 

 

  • Children under 2 years should not wear masks. 

 

  • Children over 2 years and below 2nd grade are encouraged, but not required to wear masks in school. 

 

  • Children may only wear masks if they demonstrate appropriate usage and are able to avoid touching the mask throughout the day. Teachers will have the authority to determine whether or not a child is able to manage properly wearing a mask.

HANDWASHING 

 

  • Teachers will guide children in proper hand hygiene. Use of hand sanitizer only when handwashing is not practicable. 

 

  • Engage in handwashing throughout the day before and after transitions, meals, toileting, and as needed for proper hygiene. 


There will be hand sanitizer available in indoor and outdoor spaces around the center.

GROUP SIZE and STAFFING 

 

  • Staffing and group size will be dependent upon enrollment. 

 

  • Currently looking at cohorts of 10-12 children with at least 2 teachers. 

 

  • COHORT ENVIRONMENT WHAT DOES SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THE CLASSROOM LOOK LIKE?

 

  •  Designated # children in each area (visual cues). 

 

  • Reduce # children at each table (e.g. 4 chairs at a 6-person table). 

 

  • Spread out for circle time (use tape, mats, etc.). 

 

  • Create multiple areas for small group activities (e.g., Magnatiles, Legos). 

CLASSROOM MATERIALS 

 

  • Shared materials like Magnatiles/Legos should be washed in soapy water (or sprayed with disinfectant) at the end of the day. 

 

  • Porous items should be avoided to the greatest extent possible. 

 

  • Dress up clothes should be removed 

 

  •  Rotate books at the end of each day. Put out again 3 days 

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