Honey Tree Preschool's Safety Measures During COVID-19
We are all in this together.... in the same boat with questions, concerns, and remarkable uncertainty. I am hoping to clear up some of the concerns for you and your family.
We are proud to have been one of the only childcare centers that stayed open in Wilton and Monroe. Staying open provided us the opportunity to care for over 40 families of essential workers!
Since this video, we have made a few minor changes. While we still go above and beyond, taking temperatures and having parents complete a wellness check daily, we have let parents back in the building WITH MASKS and for a maximum of 15 minutes per day.
Our team is vaccinated or required to provide proof of negative Covid test results WEEKLY. Staff also use a separate entrance.
ANYONE with a temperature higher than 100 will not be permitted to work or come to school and must follow a new set of protocols for wellness before returning.
We have increased handwashing throughout the day along with extensive cleaning rituals DAILY. Our school has never been so clean!
In addition, we require our staff to wear masks throughout the day – as social distancing with children is like nailing jello to a wall! Vaccinated teachers are permitted to remove their masks outside on the playground.
We are doing virtual tours and taking all deliveries in the entryway. In-person tours are permitted AFTER HOURS.
During the height of covid our incredible staff also:
Became experts at Zoom; Providing our children at home the opportunity to sit in on Music, Science, Lunch Bunch (virtual socializing – who knew?), storytime, circle, and more. They created videos for everyone on Facebook and Instagram for any child to enjoy at home! Our staff took hours upon hours of continuing education and prepared months’ worth of lesson plans too. Knowing what these amazing individuals were able to do - Our team is ready for anything!
As we continue to work out the nuances of the government’s restrictions for re-entry into the new normal, we will do everything to make it easy. We feel there is more to caring for your children than simply keeping our doors open, teaching, and keeping them safe. Because each child’s needs are different, as we navigate re-entry we will ease children back into their schedule as seamlessly as possible. We will work with families and teachers to do this in a safe and healthy way.
We want to thank all of our families for their unwavering loyalty and support throughout this longer than expected period of time – you are all heroes to us! From the essential worker to the at-home parent taking care of children unexpectedly and with little notice. THANK YOU! We are here to serve YOU! If there is a way our smiling, brave staff can be of assistance – let us know. Because our families continue to be a part of the HTP Family, we are open, and we will be here in the future! I believe our bonds are even stronger as a result.
We continue to work every day to be a home away from home, a safe haven for our communities’ children. Please feel free to email me directly for additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course, you can always call Katie in Monroe or Lauren in Wilton.
We are here, we will continue to be here… together we are all stronger and more resourceful than we ever thought we’d be! Praying for you all.
Owner of Honey Tree Preschools