COVID-19 Updates

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COVID-19 FAQs

Our top priority is ensuring the safety, health, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. We have existing policies and protocols in our daily operations to ensure everyone’s safety. On top of these, we have upgraded policies & protocols we will implement effective Monday, March 16, 2020, to combat and mitigate the COVID19 virus outbreak in our preschool.

Families and Staff are taught and required to: 

  • To wash hands frequently & thoroughly with soap (minimum of 20 seconds).
  • Cover your mouth and nose if / when sneezing or coughing. 
  • Refrain from touching your own nose, mouth and eyes. 
  • Refrain from touching each other or sharing items.
  • Bring extra pair of shoes for school use only. 
  • Minimize bringing in personal belongings to school.
  • Encourage the use of facemasks to students 2 years of age and older. J4K is providing washable facemasks to our students. These facemasks are washed daily in our premises. 

Staff are required to:

  • Thoroughly spray disinfectant on surfaces, handles, shared objects (such as pens, markers, etc) regularly throughout the day, using directions printed on disinfectant labels to ensure proper use.
  • Include the 3 basic best practices, ie, wash hands with soap, cover mouth / nose if sneezing/ coughing, no touching in our weekly lesson plans, including the real world experience of doing these best practices with the kids.
  • Teach and encourage students to allow physical distancing between each other in the classroom & play area whenever possible.
  • Use facemasks whenever feasible and possible.
  • Practice physical distancing during break time, meetings and small gatherings of staff. 
  • Send students home if it appears they may have a fever or flu-like symptoms.
  • Wellness check each staff and student when they come into the building. Wellness includes no contact temperature check, visual signs of cough, colds, sore throat or shortness of breath. 
  • Wellness check is to be repeated every two hours of the day. 
  • Review and retake our online courses on the following:
    • Basic Health and Hygiene Practices for the Early Childhood Setting.
    • Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic.

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL IF YOU ARE SICK

If your child is showing any possible COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, aches, sore throat, diarrhea), or if you have any of these symptoms, please stay home! We are asking everyone to think of the health of the community as you decide whether to go to places where you are in close contact with others. If your child is sick, stay home. If you are sick, have a healthy adult take them to school. Ideally if there is anyone in your home that is showing symptoms, all should stay home.

OFF-LIMITS TO ADULT NON-STAFF MEMBER

We are limiting the entry of non-staff adults in our main building. Parents and guardians are only able to drop their kids from our main doors. Effective Monday, April 6, 2020, parents and guardians will not be allowed access even to our main lobby. Our main entrance doors will remain locked the entire day. We have installed doorbells in our buildings to let you in for drop off and pick up. 

CONTACTLESS SIGN IN / SIGN OUT
Our childcare management app, Brightwheel, which we use to sign in and sign out kids has a no contact sign in / out. All you need to do is scan the QR code posted on our main doors to sign in / out your child. Please watch this YouTube video on how easy it is to do your sign in / out process. Please make sure that you have the Brightwheel app installed on your smart phones.

MINIMIZED PERSONAL BELONGINGS
In order to ensure that we keep a sanitized environment, we ask that you refrain from having your child bring personal belongings that are not needed for the day.

  • No personal blankets will be allowed to be brought for your child. Your child is assigned a blanket that is washed and sanitized daily.
  • We ask that you bring an extra jacket for your child that we can keep in school until this pandemic is behind us. We will wash and sanitize this extra jacket regularly for your child.
  • If your child has an extra pair of shoes that we can keep in school, please bring them in. We will have them use this pair of shoes instead of the shoes they have when they are dropped. We will keep these shoes sanitized and washed regularly.

ISSUED FACE MASKS
Per the newest CDC guidelines and recommendation of wearing masks in public, we are issuing your kids and our staff handmade face masks to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. These masks will need to stay in school at the end of each day for washing and sanitation.

CONTACTLESS PAYMENT PROCESS
Our childcare management app, Brightwheel, will be our tool to issue invoices and collect payments. Effective June 1, 2020, we are implementing an Auto Pay payment process for all families enrolled with us. 

  • Yes, we have enough food supplies. However, due to basic food necessities running out of stock from local grocery stores, please note that there may be changes to our menu without prior notice to parents. Please be assured that our menus are still guided by USDA’s Daily Nutrition recommendations. 
  • We have enough cleaning & disinfecting supplies. We have made advanced order to our suppliers for some low supply cleaning supplies. In the event that we will have shortage of any of our cleaning supplies, we will ask the help of the community & parents to source these out for us and buy it in exchange. We will keep you posted for any developments. 
  • Please make sure that you have already downloaded our childcare management app, Brightwheel, and have already signed up to get our updates and announcements.

If you have not done so, like us on Facebook and get our announcements and posts. Like us at www.facebook.com/j4kpreschool.com

Visit our COVID19 Updates on our website for the most recent updates and announcements.

  • While we do typically follow school districts for decisions such as weather emergency closures & holidays, we do not plan to strictly follow if school districts in the community decide to close. We plan to follow our increased prevention protocols mentioned in these FAQs unless one of the criteria below are met.
    • If any civil authority will require us to close. This can come from the Federal, State, County or City government as well Community Care Licensing Office, who regulates all Child Care and Preschools across California.
    • If any staff member, student or a household member of any of our students & staff is identified as a patient under investigation or confirmed case of COVID-19, we will be suspending operations for a minimum of 3 days to sanitize and deep clean the building.  Suspending operations will be assessed daily.

We want to make sure that we are able to provide service to our families and parents during these instances where it is most needed. We have an emergency plan in case of a mandatory shutdown.

While education is our primary responsibility, we believe that we are also the access point to critical social services for our students and families, especially the “Essential Workers”. Many of our families rely on our school and staff for basic needs, including regular meals, health care, and childcare. Additionally, if we close our schools, many employees who are providing vital services in health and safety in our communities would have to stay home with their children, meaning vulnerable families are at a higher risk of being negatively impacted. A decision to close schools is always a last resort. Closing schools would be done with great care, transparency, and in partnership with public health. If public health determines schools should close before we hit the threshold outlined by the civil authorities, we will.

Per our Financial Agreement and Parents Handbook, no credit or refunds given for days that the center is closed. We understand however that we are in an unprecedented situation; thus, please be guided with our Tuition Guidelines below should Just 4 Kids Preschool be unable to operate. 

Scenario

Payment

Less than a week closure

Tuition will be charged in full.

1 Week of Closure

Tuition will be charged in full.

2 Weeks of Closure

Tuition will be charged at 50%

More than 2 Weeks of Closure

Tuition will not be charged, and space will be held until reopened. 

We understand that some families may be experiencing a change in work situation and/or income during this time. Please understand that the livelihood of our teachers and staff is contingent upon tuition remaining fairly constant.  Abiding by this plan will allow us to continue to temporarily pay our hard-working teachers and increase the likelihood that they will be here when things are back up and running. We want your children to be able to return to the same teachers and high-level program that they left.

We have a Virtual Preschool program for all families who wish to continue the learning process of their children while we are on Stay Home order. You can find our Virtual Preschool program in our website – https://just4kidspreschool.com/virtual-preschool/

Parents are ultimately responsible for their children’s health and safety, including whether to send their children to school during a health scare. Our parent handbook requires a paid 2 week notice to drop attendance.