We are closely following guidance from state and local officials and health authorities as we strive to maintain our safe, healthy school environment. Our team continues to be vigilant about consistently implementing our standard rigorous health and safety procedures. Protocols are subject to change as state regulations, federal guidance, and local pandemic conditions evolve. Please check with your local school to confirm whether elevated safeguards such as protective masks, limited building access and temperature checks are required.
Providing the best possible care now includes encouraging our employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The entire school is comprehensively monitored with cameras and door alarms. In the lobby, a multi-room display provides a live, real-time look into classrooms, playgrounds, and other school areas, on a closed-circuit feed. We’re committed to transparency and pride ourselves on our open-door policy. These monitoring solutions enhance that commitment to our families.
Infants, toddlers, and 2-year-olds are assigned a primary caregiver, for consistent attention and a strengthened teacher-child bond. Staff and parents develop a carefully defined care plan together, which is updated and reviewed twice a year. Diaper changes for infants are done at regular intervals.
Lights are always kept on, including at naptime. Visual contact and active listening is practiced by all teachers. Age-appropriate bedding is used in cots and cribs. Up to age 2, all babies are set on their backs for sleeping, while we conduct regular checks on children during naps.
Teachers receive regular training in safety procedures, while we follow strict guidelines for ratios to provide direct supervision of children at all times. Additional training is provided for various emergency scenarios, such as earthquakes and fire. Every classroom is furnished with supplies for emergency and evacuation situations, while our school has a specially designed defibrillator for infants and children. There is a Safety Captain for each school, while state standards are followed for CPR and first aid training.
Good hand washing practices prevent the spread germs. We monitor children for signs of illness and notify parents immediately if their child is not well, to stop the spread of illness. Regular cleaning and disinfecting of classrooms is done with child-safe products.
Aside from infant cereal or jarred food, offerings from our Grow Fit menu are prepared in our kitchen and always cut to an appropriate size, per age group needs. At meals and snack times, children are supervised by a staff member, while our menu is planned by a registered dietitian. This ensures a well-balanced diet, with safe and healthy food choices.
We regularly disinfect toys and check them for loose or broken pieces. For children under 3, we check for choking hazards. Secure fencing surrounds playground areas, while safely designed fall zones prevent injuries.