FEVER MONITORING

We teach proper mask handling and hygiene.  Children are free to have breather breaks throughout the day and encouraged to do so.  Masks are not worn during nap time.  (All bedding is assigned to individual children with no sharing)   During lunch, children are reminded to wash hands, remove the mask by the elastic and to hand on the hook.  All hooks and areas are disinfected after each use.

online learning during the state of emergency

TEMPERATURES ARE TAKEN  AT HOME, UPON ARRIVAL AND THROUGHOUT THE DAY. ANY SUSPICION OF ILLNESS OR ANY FEVER, THE PERSON WILL DON A MASK AND BE SENT HOME IMMEDIATELY WITH CONTACT AND FOLLOW UP FROM OUR SCHOOL DIRECTOR.  RETURN TO SCHOOL HAS TO BE APPROVED FROM SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION.

"The preschool years never last long enough, but  the ABC experience will last a lifetime."

OUR SCHOOL IS THOROUGHLY CLEANED DAILY, ALL HIGH TOUCH AREAS ARE WIPED THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND TOYS STERILIZED THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND NIGHTLY.We use a non toxic, child friendly, eco-friendly product that effectively kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses.A blend of Deodoriser and EPA Registered Hospital Grade QUAT Disinfectant that is effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria. Kills HIV-1, MRSA, VRE, Herpes Simplex 1 & 11, Listeria, E.Coli and other Pathogens, legionella pneumophila (Legionnaires Disease), SARS and most other air borne pneumonia bacteria.


How we have supported our families during the global pandemic

TEACHER SHUTTLES

AIR scrubbers

hand washing

​It is mandatory for all adults in our school to wear masks.  We request children to wear masks however children under 18 months are not required to do so.  While doing rigorous exercise, children are spaced appropriately and masks removed for proper breathing.  We had child-sized masks made for all of our students. and our teachers wear cute, child friendly patterns.

 ​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. 


Online Learning:

-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 have been shuttling all of our staff to and from school on a daily basis since March.  We have 3 shuttles running daily to ensure that our teachers do not have to ride public transportation!  We will be reviewing this monthly to evaluate the necessity.  Our teachers are the ones who bring the magic to every day.  We want them to feel safe and cared for always.

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!)




MASK handling

"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 :)"

no outside visitors

 FOR TEACHERS AND CHILDREN, UPON ENTERING, EVERYBODY MUST WASH THEIR HANDS. WE HAVE HAND CLEANING BREAKS THROUGHOUT THE DAY (BEFORE EATING, COMING INSIDE) WE HAVE A MULTITUDE OF DIFFERENT HAND WASHING SONGS TO MAKE IT A LIVELY EXPERIENCE!
We are so fortunate that we have such a large facility and faculty that enables us to break our classes down into small learning groups who rotate between "fun zones" throughout the school during each day.  FRESH AIR IS ESSENTIAL TO BOOST CHILDREN'S IMMUNITIES AND KEEP THEM HEALTHY. 

small learning groups

COVID-19 PROTOCOL AND PROCEDURES 

MASKS

Parents are asked to follow social distancing practices at school and throughout the community.  In our small groups, we facilitate space between children and encourage them to stay in their own air bubble.  We help them to visualize what that means by placing tape on the floor for spacing as well as mats for sitting on.  Children only sit one child per side of each table and we give them ample space to play and learn without it infringing on their experiences.

Follow us

We can not predict the future but what we do know is that our community is strong and supportive and we all worked together to provide the best, safest possible experience for our students, families and teachers. we will always strive to go above and beyond for our abc community.

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.


social distancing

 EACH OF OUR ROOMS IN THE SCHOOL HAS AN AIR SCRUBBER WITH HEPA FILTER WHICH FILTERS 99.97 PARTICLES INCLUDING VIRUSES FROM THE AIR. IN ADDITION, WE HAVE ORDERED FOGGERS WHICH CAN DISINFECT A ROOM IN UNDER 5 SECONDS.  WE WILL BE USING THESE AT TRANSITION TIMES TO DISINFECT A ZONE PRIOR TO THE NEXT GROUP USING IT. WE USE CHILD- SAFE, NON-TOXIC CLEANER.  

Our outdoor spaces

rigorous cleaning practices

 WE KNOW WHAT AN IMPORTANT DECISION CHOOSING YOUR CHILD'S PRESCHOOL IS AND THE TRUST AND CONFIDENCE THAT YOU NEED TO FEEL.  
WE WOULD LOVE TO SHARE OUR SCHOOL WITH YOU THROUGH A PERSONAL VIRTUAL TOUR TO HELP MAKE YOUR DECISION EASIER.

Here's what our famiiles had to say to us

(we feel pretty humbled by their words)



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:

AT THE MOMENT, WE HAVE SUSPENDED ALL SCHOOL VISITORS. (PLEASE FEEL FREE TO BOOK A VIRTUAL TOUR WITH US!) LIMITING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE COMING INTO THE SCHOOL WITH CONTINUED CANCELATION OF GROUP EVENTS AND SPECIALIST/OUTSIDE TEACHERS AND VISITORS. PARENTS ARE ASKED TO DROP OFF AND PICK UP CHILDREN FROM OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING.