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  Covid-19 Policies and Procedures  

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Covid-19 Policies and Procedures

 

The following policies and procedures have been put in place to protect the children, staff, and parents at TLC Day Care.

Drop Off and Pick Up

  • Parents will drop off their child(ren) at the front entrance of the facility. They will hand off their child(ren) and belongings to a staff member. Staff and parents MUST wear masks at the exchange. Children are not required to wear masks. However, children over 4 years old are highly encouraged to wear them while inside TLC.

  • Staff will bring the child(ren) to their classroom and hand off belongings or any other information the parent has provided.

  • Pick up will be a similar process. Parents will come to the front door. A staff member will collect the child’s belongings and bring it to the parent, along with information from the teacher and/or daily sheet.

  • Feel free to call your child’s teacher if you need to speak to them directly or leave a message with Francina (516) 659-2247.

 

Daily Health Checks and Screenings

  • A staff member will do a COVID check at check in. Temperatures will be checked and we will ask how your child is feeling. In addition, their main teacher will do a daily health check.

  • If your child displays any signs of illness, they will be sent home immediately and require a doctor’s note to return to school.

  • Every week, parents are sent a Covid-19 Health Screening to complete. This form is electronic and will be sent to their email for completion. For a copy of the form, please click here.

 

Staff Checks/Absences

  • Similar to children, staff will NOT be able to work if they have signs of illness and will need a doctor’s note to return.

  • Staff will be in good health and wear masks/gloves to protect themselves and the children.

  
Positive COVID Tests

  • If a child or staff member tests positive in your child’s classroom, you will be notified via email and/or phone call. If we receive notice during the day and your child is already in daycare, we will ask you to pick them up as soon as possible.

  • We will provide you with the latest Nassau County Health Department quarantine guidelines for each situation.

  • We will require a copy of the Release from Isolation Notice from the NYS Department of health in order to return.

 

Smaller Groups

  • The maximum group size is 15 for children in Nursery School and Pre-k.

  • Infants and toddlers will remain in groups of 6, 8, 10, or 12 depending on age.

 

Hygiene Routines

  • We are constantly washing hands and it has become part of our daily routine to wash before and after:

    • Meals

    • Outdoor time

    • Diaper/toilet routine

 

Cleaning and Sanitizing

  • The staff is very diligent in keeping the program clean. They are constantly wiping down tables and counter tops.

  • Toys are rotated to keep up with disinfecting.

  • Cleaning includes the wiping of shelves, door handles, knobs, and common areas.

  • Toilets and sinks are wiped down throughout the day.

  • A professional company using “hospital grade” disinfectant sterilizes every Friday in addition to the everyday cleaning.
     

Social Distance Strategies

  • Although it is very difficult to separate children, we will do our best to keep the children in small groups during activities.

  • While eating, coloring, painting, and writing we use multiple tables.

  • Centers are limited to four in an area.

  • Mats are spread out every three feet and children are placed head to toe.

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