Nap mats will be assigned to each child and cleaned daily.
They will be stored separately and hygienically from other mats.
Mats will be placed strategically around the room with children's heads facing away from others.
There can be no 'stuffies' brought to school this year. NBCC will provide each child with a clean book and materials from their individual basket of tools, such as a clip board with a pen and paper.
Family's will bring their child's nap sheet to school on Mondays and take them home on Fridays for washing.
Daily disinfecting of the toys and facility will happen everyday on a schedule.
Teachers will be the only persons touching door handles and the gate code pad.
COHORT, PLAY, & SOCIAL DISTANCING MANAGEMENT
Cohort sizes will consist of 12 children, 2 teachers, and a Director. There will be a consistent 6:1 ratio and the Director will step in to teach in the instance of a teacher absence.
Cohort management will be done through utilizing simultaneously indoor & outdoor play spaces.
Each cohort of 12 will be split into 2 groups of six, each group playing both indoors and out on staggered schedules. These smaller group sizes will minimize the germ pool and allow for spacious learning.
Children will be given their own daily basket of tools including: pens, paper, crayons, colored pencils, paint brushes, glue sticks, & scissors.
Clean-up routines will now include children putting the toys that they played with in the 'NEEDS CLEANING' tub for disinfecting.
Play will be creatively and appropriately distanced and watched closely.
COVID-19 Procedures & Protocols
A 14 day quarantine will be required after any traveling or upon coming in to contact with a COVID positive person.
SNACK & LUNCH PROCEDURES & PROTOCOLS
Children will bring their own snack & lunch to school to minimize the passing of germs and will be stored in the child's cubby.
NBCC is requesting that lunch & snack be brought in a brown paper bag with disposable utensils and that food items be stored in disposable containers & packaging as well.
When eating inside, seating will be strategically distanced, and when weather permitting, children will 'picnic' outside
HAND WASHING ROUTINES & SCHEDULE
Hand washing will be scheduled throughout the day and additionally when needed.
Children are required to approach the school in a mask, but are allowed to take it off when entering the school premises as we will begin our days outside.
When inside, both front & back doors in each room will be kept open for cross current air flow and children's cohorts of 12 will be split into 6. The 6 children who are playing inside will wear their masks as an extra precaution.
When not wearing their mask, they will be stored in a plastic bag in their cubby.
Masks will be worn if symptoms of illness happen while at school.
PICK-UP PROCEDURES & PROTOCOLS
Children's pick-up times will be staggered and families will be requested to bring their own pen.
Upon the designated person signing the child out, the teacher will escort the child out of the gate.
MORNING ARRIVAL PROCEDURES & PROTOCOLS
Morning Drop off, health check, and sign-in will happen at the front gate.
Morning drop offs will be staggered and families will be requested to bring their own pen.
Both adult & child should approach the school with a mask on their face, but when the child is escorted into school, they will be able to take off this face covering while outside. Mask wearing inside will be required in order to lower the exposure risk for dour teachers. If a child begins to exhibit signs of illness, mask wearing will be required both inside & out and the family will be notified to pick up.
Upon arrival, there will be a health check station for children to have their temperature taken and to receive a 'squirt' of hand sanitizer by their teacher.
Parent/guardian will be asked general health questions by the teacher about illness symptoms, medication administration, sleep disruption, eating and/or behavioral changes within the last 24 hours. The teacher will also inquire about whether or not the child engaged in 'non-family' group activities outside of school within the last 24 hours (ie: dance class or swim lessons etc.).
In addition to the required daily sign-in procedure, the parent/guardian will be asked 3 other questions to document: the morning temperature, whether or not fever reducing medication was administered that morning, and whether or not, the child participated in group activities the day prior.
When the morning check-in is complete, the family/child goodbyes will take place at the gate. The teacher will walk the child into school where the child will place their lunch/water bottle into their cubby and then proceed with their day of play & learning.
In the instance that a child displays symptoms of illness and/or a temperature of 100F or above at the morning health check-in, the teacher will enforce the 'extra precaution' policy. This policy supports a 'community risk assessment' decision by the teacher.