Wednesday August 19, 2020
What an incredible two months it has been since our reopening on June 12th. During this time families that have already restarted childcare have learned new pick up and drop off routines, new health and safety protocols and new ways to interact with each other. As our capacities continue to increase, we want to ensure that this continues as successful as it has been and continue to enhance your family’s experience and time with Lullaboo. We look forward to welcoming your family over the next couple weeks. Below is an overview of what some things will look like when you return.
We have adjusted our regular operations with the guidance of regional health authorities and the Ministry of Education. All our staff have been trained on our modified practices and are tested for COVID-19 before returning to work. At Lullaboo, health and safety is always our number one priority and will continue to be so. Let’s go over some of the changes that you should expect.
One of the first things you’ll notice is the health screening, which occurs prior to entry. The screening procedure involves answering a series of questions as well as completing a temperature check for children, family members, and staff. A staff member will then escort children to and from their classrooms in order to promote social distancing. At this time, visitors are not permitted to enter the facility and all tours are conducted virtually.
No one experiencing symptoms is permitted to enter the centre. If a child shows any symptoms during the day, a family member is contacted for pick up immediately. The child would spend time in a designated area until they are picked up. Children exhibiting symptoms are excluded until medical clearance and symptom free for 24 hours.
Classrooms have been rearranged to promote physical distancing between children in a natural and instinctive manner. Materials have been re-organized and plush toys have been replaced to ensure regular sanitation. Table placemats, chair labels and floor markers are visual ques for children to naturally gravitate towards to promote distancing in the classrooms.
Lullaboo has assigned a Program Coordinators to each centre. This role is new to Lullaboo and combines previous roles that contributed to the quality of our programming. This helps consolidate efforts and eliminates travel between centres for these specialized roles.
We will endeavour to make you and your families restart as smooth as possible and as such will be limiting the number of children starting in a single day in order to provide you as much of our attention as possible. We thank you for your cooperation as we schedule this over the coming weeks.
Please see video link to take a peak into our everyday during this time. Please note we will continue to modify and adapt any additional health guideline as needed.