May 23, 2020:
Our school year has only just officially ended, but we at Faith Preschool are already optimistically looking ahead to once again providing education through fun for the 2020-21 school year. We have always held the health, safety, and security of our students and families in highest regard which is why while K-12 schools have not yet been given guidelines by the state to reopen, we are proceeding with the guidelines for the reopening of daycares to prepare for that day.
Our cleaning company will be performing a deep clean and an EPA approved enviro-shield disinfecting spray of all rooms in July. They will also continue their daily rigorous cleaning through the school year starting our first day back.
Among the new stricter guidelines of daily room, equipment, and toy cleaning, masks and gloves required for teachers especially when serving food, room and child/staff ratio reductions, we will be adopting several new policies.
We are planning how to take the temperature of all staff and children upon entrance. Anyone with a fever of 100 degrees or higher will be sent home.
We are planning for changes in our drop off and pick up routines to make social distancing easier.
We will be increasing diligence of our already rigorous hand washing routines. All children must wash their hands before class, several times during the day, and before leaving for home.
We hope that these new procedures will ensure your confidence in our care for your child and continue to help you feel safe sending your child to Faith. We will continue to provide information and any other changes on our COVID -19 news and updates webpage as we know more and move forward through the summer.
Please note: child:staff ratios have decreased dramatically under the new state guidelines with the 3 year old class now 6:1 and the 4 and 5 year old classes at 9:1. We encourage interested new families not to wait, but to call now with interest as space will be limited with the number of rooms and teachers we have available.
March 13, 2020:
Dear Faith Families,
After much consideration and conversation with the preschool board and its teachers, we have decided to be consistent with our policy to join surrounding districts in complying with the order from Governor Mike DeWine that all K-12 close for the next three weeks, and closing Monday as well. As always, the health and wellness of our students, caregivers, and teachers is our top priority at Faith. We understand the growing concerns about COVID-19, and are dedicated to continue taking every necessary precaution. We do encourage you to please take this time at home to wash all book bags, spray or wipe down any unwashable surfaces, and continue with proper nutrition, hydration and hygiene as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. Additionally, the teachers and I are already discussing options and plans for moving forward should any new changes arise in this fluid climate for after the April 3rd end date. We are already missing you, and look forward to be able to return to a normal routine on April 6th. ❤