COVID-19 policies


TEMPORARY ADDENDUM TO CONTRACT DUE TO COVID-19

July 2020



DAYCARE HOURS OF OPERATION WILL BE  THE FOLLOWING:   

    • 8:30 AM TO 3:30 PM UPON PROGRAM REOPENING FOR SEPTEMBER.  



SICK POLICY

A CHILD MAY NOT ATTEND DAYCARE OR WILL NEED TO BE SENT HOME IF (S)HE EXHIBITS ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS.

    • Fever (temperature of 100.0F or above), felt feverish, or had chills 

    • Cough

    • Sore throat

    • Difficulty breathing

    • Gastrointestinal symptoms (diarrhea, nausea, vomiting)

    • Fatigue (Fatigue alone should not exclude a child from participation.) 

    • Headache

    • New loss of smell/taste

    • New muscle aches

    • Rash

    • Any other signs of illness

    • IF in the past 14 days, have you had close contact with a person known to be infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)


 IF YOUR CHILD SHOWS ANY OF THE ABOVE SYMPTOMS THEY WILL SEPARATED                     FROM THE GROUP, BUT STILL SUPERVISED.  CHILD WILL BE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO WEAR A MASK IF POSSIBLE.   


PARENTS/GUARDIANS MUST BE ABLE TO BE REACHED, IF NECESSARY, FOR PICK UP.  IF PARENT/GUARDIAN IS NOT READILY AVAILABLE TO PICK UP IMMEDIATELY, AN ALTERNATIVE PICK UP PERSON NEEDS TO BE IDENTIFIED BY A LICENCE.


IF A CHILD TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 OR SYMPTOMATIC AND PRESUMED TO HAVE COVID-19 MUST NOT RETURN UNTIL THEY HAVE MET THE CRITERIA FOR DISCONTINUING HOME ISOLATION AND HAVE CONSULTED WITH A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER.


IF CHILD TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 BUT IS ASYMPTOMATIC, ISOLATION MAY BE DISCONTINUED WHEN AT LEAST 10 DAYS HAVE PASSED FROM THE DATE OF THE POSITIVE TEST, AS LONG AS THE INDIVIDUAL REMAINS ASYMPTOMATIC.


IF A CHILD HAS BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE INDIVIDUAL HAS SYMPTOMS OR NOT, THE CHILD IS NOT PERMITTED TO ENTER THE PROGRAM SPACE AND MUST BE SENT HOME.  EXPOSED CHILDREN MUST STAY HOME FOR AT LEAST 14 DAYS AFTER THE LAST DAY OF CONTACT WITH THE PERSON WHO IS SICK.


IF A CHILD’S HOUSEHOLD MEMBER TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, THE CHILD MUST SELF-QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS AFTER THE LAST TIME THEY COULD HAVE BEEN EXPOSED.

PROVIDER WILL CONSULT WITH THE LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH AND EEC TO DETERMINE WHAT STEPS THE DAYCARE NEEDS TO TAKE ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.


PARENTS/GUARDIANS WILL BE INFORMED ANY OF POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO THEIR CHILD DURING DAYCARE.


IF THE CHILD SHOWS NO FURTHER SYMPTOMS AND IS FEVER FREE FOR 72 HOURS (TIME NEEDED TO ENSURE NO OTHER SYMPTOMS PRESENT) AND WITH DOCUMENTATION FROM A PHYSICIAN, A CHILD MAY RETURN TO DAYCARE. 


PERSONAL BELONGINGS

CHILDREN ARE ASKED TO LEAVE ALL PERSONAL BELONGINGS AT HOME AT THIS TIME.  IF THE CHILD HAS COMFORT ITEMS (SUCH AS A BLANKET), THAT ITEM MAY BE BROUGHT TO THE PROGRAM, BUT CAN NOT BE SHARED WITH OTHER CHILDREN. NO BACKPACKS.

ITEMS NEEDED WILL BE STORED IN YOUR CHILD'S PERSONAL BUCKET 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

    • DIAPERS (IF NECESSARY)

    • WIPES (IF NECESSARY)

    • AT LEAST TWO FULL CHANGES OF CLOTHES

    •  TWO MASKS IN A ZIP LOCK BAG

    • BATHING SUIT AND TOWEL (OR ANYTHING THEY CAN GET WET)

    • SUNSCREEN 

    • INDOOR SHOES. 


DROP OFF/PICK UP POLICY

DROP OFF PROCEDURE

    • WASH/SANITIZE HANDS PRIOR TO LEAVING HOME

    • DRIVE AND PARK ON THE STREET END OF THE DRIVEWAY.  TEXT 9784574572 TO ANSWER HEALTH AND SAFETY QUESTIONS.

    • PARENT/GUARDIAN MUST BE WEARING A MASK

    • PLEASE COME TO THE SIDE DOOR OR THE SIDE GATE IF NICE WEATHER

    • USE THE HAND SANITIZER LOCATED BY THE DOOR/GATE.  IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO USE HAND SANITIZER ON YOUR CHILD PLEASE INDICATE THAT AND HANDS WILL BE WASHED WHEN ENTERING THE PROGRAM.

    • DAILY VISUAL SCREENING   

    •  CONFIRM IN THE PAST 14 DAY THERE HAVE BEEN NO HOUSEHOLD CONTACTS WITH COVID-19, SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19, AND THAT MEDICATION WAS NOT GIVEN PRIOR TO ATTENDANCE.

    • PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR OWN PEN/PENCIL IF NEEDED

    • TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE ONLY YOUR CHILD WILL ENTER THE PROGRAM


PICK UP PROCEDURE

    • PARENT MUST WASH/SANITIZE HANDS PRIOR TO LEAVING HOME

    • CHILD MUST BE PICKED UP ON TIME. TEXT 9784574572

    • PARENT/GUARDIAN MUST BE WEARING A MASK

    • PLEASE TEXT ON ARRIVAL COME UP TO THE DOOR/GATE AND YOUR CHILD WILL BE BROUGHT TO YOU.  IF POSSIBLE THE CHILD’S BAG/BELONGINGS WILL BE OUTSIDE OF THE GATE FOR PARENT TO TAKE.  IF INSIDE, PLEASE CALL/TEXT THAT YOU HAVE ARRIVED AND I WILL MEET YOU AT THE DRIVEWAY DOOR WITH YOUR CHILD AND THEIR BELONGINGS.  


NOTES:

  • IF COMMUNICATION IS NEEDED BETWEEN PROVIDER AND PARENT, PLEASE INFORM PROVIDER YOU WILL CALL OR TEXT TO PROVIDE ANY NECESSARY INFORMATION AND PROVIDER WILL ALSO LET PARENT KNOW IF COMMUNICATION IS NEEDED AT PICK UP.

  • IF YOU CAN BE ON  TIME OR AT PICK UP TIME, TEXT OR CALL PROVIDER TO DETERMINE A NEW  TIME.  PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE LATE WITHOUT SPEAKING WITH PROVIDER FIRST.

  • IF ANOTHER CHILD IS BEING DROPPED OFF OR PICKED UP WHEN YOU ARRIVE, PLEASE WAIT IN YOUR CAR (OR AT A MINIMUM AT A LOCATION THAT IS AT LEAST 6 FEET APART).


SOCIAL DISTANCING POLICY

IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED IN THE NEW GUIDELINES SET FORTH BY EEC THAT SOCIAL DISTANCING IS MAINTAINED THROUGHOUT THE DAY.  IN ORDER TO FOLLOW THAT GUIDELINE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES WILL TAKE PLACE:

CHILDREN WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO PLAY INDEPENDENTLY (BUT ALSO ENCOURAGED TO STILL ENGAGE AND COMMUNICATE WITH THEIR PEERS)

ACTIVITIES WILL BE ARRANGED IN A WAY THAT PROMOTES DISTANCING

              CHILDREN WILL EAT ALL SNACKS AND MEALS AT LEAST 6 FEET APART OR AT A TABLE WITH PLEXI DIVIDERS..

              IF A CHILD DOES NOT MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING THERE WILL BE NO PUNITIVE MEASURES TAKEN.  A CHILD WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO GIVE THEIR FRIENDS SOME SPACE AND REDIRECTED.  THERE WILL NEVER BE A DISCIPLINE MEASURE TAKEN. WE SHOW OUR FRIENDS HOW MUCH WE LOVE THEM BY GIVING THEM SOME SPACE.  


MASKS

IT HAS BEEN HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED, THAT CHILDREN OVER THE AGE OF TWO WEAR A MASK WHEN SOCIAL DISTANCING CAN NOT BE MAINTAINED.

 PLEASE PROVIDE AT LEAST TWO MASKS PER CHILD (EITHER CLOTH OR REUSABLE). EACH MASK NEEDS TO BE IN A SEPARATE, LABELED  BAG REPLACE WHEN NEEDED

CLOTH MASKED ARE TO BE LAUNDERED BY PARENT/GUARDIAN.

PLEASE FILL OUT THE ATTACHED FORM REGARDING YOUR DESIRED USE OF FACE MASKS FOR YOUR CHILD WHILE ATTENDING DAYCARE

NO CHILD WILL BE FORCED TO WEAR A FACEMASK

PARENTS MUST WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES (DURING DROP OFF/PICK UP)

WE ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK WHEN :

    • PREPARING FOOD

    • DIAPERING A CHILD

    • WHEN 6 FEET OF DISTANCE IS NOT POSSIBLE 


  MEALS

MEALS WILL BE PROVIDED. PREPARED AND READY TO SERVE. (THIS MAY CHANGE IF TIME COMMITMENT IS TOO MUCH WITH THE ADDED CLEANING).


TUITION/PAYMENT POLICY

INCREASED TUITION/FEES WILL NOT BE IMPLEMENTED AT THIS TIME 

INSTEAD OF INCREASED TUITION/FEES PARENTS/GUARDIANS WILL BE ASKED TO SUPPLY A “STARTER KIT” UPON RETURN TO THE PROGRAM.  ALSO, DONATIONS OF PPE AND CLEANING SUPPLIES WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED AT ANY TIME.

KIT WILL INCLUDE:

    • 1 BOTTLE OF HAND SANITIZER

    • 1 BOX OF DISPOSABLE GLOVES

    • 1 BOTTLE OF ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP OR SANITISER

    • 2 ROLLS OF PAPER TOWELS OR PAPER NAPKINS

    • BOX OF COLOURED MARKERS

    • PAPER PLATES OR CUPS

    • ANY OTHER DONATIONS WELCOME




Admission Agreement

I agree to adhere to all of Poppets policies and procedures. I agree to make tuition payments on a  monthly schedule.  I understand that tuition payments are non-refundable. 

I also have read and agreed to all attached COVID policies and agree to follow these for the safety of all children, teachers and parents. I will communicate transparently with Miss Lisa regarding health checks and risks. 



Parent(s) Signature _________________________________________________

 Date: ____________________________ 



Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19


Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19: Poppets Early Learners has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, we cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Attending any group programs could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19. By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending Poppets Early Learners program and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the program may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Poppets owner/employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families. I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my child(ren)’s attendance at the Poppets Early Learners or participation.  On my behalf, and on behalf of my children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Lisa Stevenson , its owner/employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of Poppets Early Learners , its owner/employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in the program. 



Parent(s) Signature _________________________________________________ 

Date:____________________________ 




   


MASK WEARING PERMISSION FORM



According to the guidelines set for by EEC, “when possible and at the discretion of the parents or guardians of the child, programs should encourage the wearing of masks or cloth face coverings for children age 2 and older who can safely and appropriately wear, remove and handle masks.”


Based on that information please complete the following:




I, _______________________________________, parent of __________________________, DOB___________________________


_________ Want my child to wear the masks I provided at all times while attending daycare (accept for eating and sleeping);


_________ Want my child to wear the masks I provided whenever social distancing is not possible;


_________ Do not want my child to wear a mask while attending child care unless it is necessary (determined by the provider);


Please understand that no child will be forced to wear a mask.  


Signed__________________________________________  Date________________________


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