"The preschool years never last long enough, but the ABC experience will last a lifetime."
WE WILL CONTINUE TO BE VIGILANT AND PRACTICE THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF HYGIENE AND CAUTION WHILE PROVIDING CARE FOR OUR FAMILIES.
We closed for two weeks during the state of emergency and then did a soft re-open for families that needed care. During that time, this is what we implemented for our students.
-Each child could book two scheduled one on one virtual meet with student's teacher weekly.
-Each child could participate in 3-4 live learning sessions per day (then posted recordings on google classroom to view later or at their convenience)
-Daily online physical education classes
-Online scholastic curriculum to participate in and enhance their teacher live sessions.
-Weekly take-home learning and activity packs that included art supplies, learning activities, gross motor props, and social-emotional regulation resources. If parents could not pick up, we sent by courier.
-Even when school resumed, we continued to provide all of the above for families that chose to stay home longer.
We will continue to provide daily online learning until June 1st.
We supported our families by scheduling a virtual coffee morning, moral support, distribution of PPE, at-home learning guide, child-sized masks and wine! (yes wine with a note saying that they were doing an amazing job at homeschooling as we KNOW it's not an easy job!)
"We are so impressed with your professionalism, management & adaptability during such tricky times. The measures you guys have undertaken to safeguard the whole ABC community, while still maintaining routine & continuity for the children, is commendable. "
"Thank you again for the collective ABC team’s efforts and going above and beyond - very impressive level of service in ensuring continuity despite the unprecedented, rapidly evolving situation. Very sorry to hear the sacrifices everyone is having to make but appreciate the measures to keep the environment safe for our children. If there is something we can do in addition to following the school guidance, please feel free to reach out. Thanks again."
"Thank you all so much for all of your amazing efforts, and for your plans to continue the support & connection during the closure. I am so impressed with the outstanding commitment & the adaptability of the whole team. A million thanks to you all!"
"Indeed thank you all so much for going the extra hundreds of miles for children and families!! We are so much impressed by your risk management. ABC’s teachers positive energy makes children happy - Thank you for your great hospitality and please stay safe & healthy 💖"
"Thank you so much ABC team!! We really truly appreciate everything you’re doing! Thank you! Virtual hugs :)"
BECAUSE OF OUR PLAYGROUND, INDOOR CLIMBING FRAMES, RUNNING/BIKING TRACK, SAND PIT AND GARDEN AREAS, OUR STUDENTS DO NOT HAVE TO WALK TO LOCAL PARKS FOR GROSS MOTOR PLAY AND WE CAN PROVIDE A SAFE SANITIZED ENVIRONMENT AT ALL TIMES. *WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO, OUR OLDER CHILDREN WILL RESUME TRIPS TO LOCAL PLAYGROUNDS. AT THIS TIME WE FEEL IT IS SAFER TO STAY ON SITE AND ARE THANKFUL THAT OUR SCHOOL IS ABLE TO FACILITATE THIS.
AT THIS TIME, WE REMAIN OPEN AS AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE TO OUR FAMILIES. WE TAKE CLEANLINESS VERY SERIOUSLY AT ABC. WE HAVE ALWAYS SHONE, BUT NOW WE SPARKLE! WE FOLLOW THE STRICTEST PROTOCOLS TO LIMIT THE SPREAD OF VIRUSES AND GERMS. THAT BEING SAID, THE MENTAL HEALTH OF OUR STUDENTS IS ALSO PARAMOUNT. ALL OF OUR PRACTICES AND PROTOCOLS ARE IMPLEMENTED IN WAYS THAT ARE NOT SCARY, INFUSED WITH PLAY AND JOY, AND EXPLAINED IN AGE APPROPRIATE WAYS. WE HAVE TAKEN EVERY PRECAUTION TO ENSURE THAT OUR CORE VALUES OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ARE CELEBRATED AND UPHELD WHILT STILL ENSURING THE SAFETY OF OUR COMMUNITY. HERE ARE THE STEPS THAT WE ARE TAKING TO ENSURE THE CLEANLINESS OF OUR SCHOOL AND THE SAFETY OF OUR COMMUNITY: