COVID-19 Procedures

Current COVID-19 Procedures (as of July 1, 2021)

Preschool Office: Beginning Monday, August 16, the Preschool Office will be open from 8 AM - 4 PM. You may also reach us by phone at (707) 644-5284 or email preschool@nhcsvallejo.org.

Teacher and staff training: Our teachers have been trained on the enhanced precautions and preventative measures to keep everyone safe and healthy. Teachers will be required to stay home or will be sent home if sick or showing symptoms. Teachers will go through health screenings before they enter the classrooms.

Sign In and Out: Parents and guardians will need to upload the Procare app to their personal device to sign their child in and out. Parents and guardians will scan our unique QR Code from our iPads instead of entering their pin. A full and legible signature on the Procare app is required as part of the sign in and out process.

For help in signing in and out, please visit the following link: https://help.procareconnect.com/en/articles/4102034-parents-how-to-use-qr-codes-for-sign-in-and-out

Enhanced health screenings: Parents and guardians will be asked a few quick questions on the Procare app before dropping their child off. Teachers will take children’s temperatures with a no-touch thermometer at drop off. Teachers will conduct visual wellness checks of all children upon arrival and ask health questions when concerned.

Monitoring throughout the day: Children will be monitored throughout the day for signs of illness. Children will be sent home if they have a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, cough, vomit, or exhibit other symptoms. Parents are required to plan ahead to designate and arrange for an authorized person to pick up their child within one hour or a late fee of $20.00 per 10 minutes will be added to their FACTS account. Children are not to return until they have met CDC criteria to discontinue home isolation.

Stay home if sick: If your child has trouble breathing, has had fever, cough, or is showing any symptoms, we ask that they stay home until they’ve been symptom-free without medication per CDC guidelines. Please call the preschool office, email or send a message through Procare to let us know.

Drop-off and pick-up times: Parents are expected to wear face covering when dropping and picking up. Expect to spend longer than normal to drop-off and pick-up your child and plan accordingly. Due to limiting foot traffic on campus, parents will not be allowed inside the classrooms except on the child’s first few days. Parents must wash their hands, wear face covering and maintain social and physical distancing. Only one parent may enter and exit the classroom at a time.

Cloth Face Coverings: Teachers will wear face coverings at all times. Our students are required to wear face coverings except when eating and napping.

Gloves: Gloves will be used by teachers for tasks such as serving food, handling trash, or using cleaning and disinfectant products.

Hand Sanitizer: Our hand sanitizer will contain at least 60% ethyl alcohol or at least 70% isopropyl alcohol. It will not contain methanol. Children may use hand sanitizer under adult supervision only and will be kept out of their reach.

Handwashing and Hygiene: As part of our daily curriculum, we will continue to emphasize the importance of hand washing and align with recommended 20-second hand washing techniques. We will reinforce this action with children multiple times throughout the day. All personal items must be labeled and kept in a bag to ensure personal items are separate from others. We will wash your child’s cot sheet weekly. Blankets will go home on Fridays to be washed. Please send a backpack with your child each day to keep their belongings in. A personal water bottle is required, so they can drink from their personal water instead of a water fountain.

Cleaning and Disinfecting: As always, we will continue to follow our existing hygiene and cleaning procedures, including disinfecting high-touch surfaces such as door handles, sink knobs, toilet handles, and tables. Toys and manipulatives will be cleaned, sanitized, or disinfected before and after use by another child. All outdoor play equipment will be cleaned and disinfected between use by different groups of children. We will continue to follow the most up-to-date guidance to ensure that our classrooms are as safe and clean as possible.

Group Size: Children will be in a small group of no more than 12.

Classroom Space: Desks and chairs, cots and play spaces will maintain 6 feet of separation as much as possible.

Mealtimes: We provide morning and afternoon snacks. Please provide lunch for your child. Children are not allowed to share or touch each other’s food.