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Safety standards for essential care

Handwashing Protocols

We require children to thoroughly wash their hands after using the restroom, when returning from recess, before work time and before eating (morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack) for 20 seconds. We will also have disinfectant available between hand washings as needed.

Environment Cleaning Protocols

We require children to thoroughly wash their hands after using the restroom, when returning from recess, before work time and before eating (morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack) for 20 seconds. We will also have disinfectant available between hand washings as needed.

Enhanced Screening for Symptoms

Teachers and students will remain home when sick. Daily temperature checks ensure teachers and students are not exhibiting contagious symptoms. If a child or team member has a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, we will isolate that child and expect parents to pick them up immediately.

We are watching children’s health conditions carefully and urge that if a child is exposed to someone with COVID-19, parents will alert Dancing Moose immediately so that we can communicate with our families. We will ask the child or team member to self-quarantine for 14 days.

We urge any families traveling to abide by the CDC travel restrictions to quarantine for 14 days upon return.

Social Distancing Guidelines

Extended hours are shortened to 8 am to 5 pm so that we can increase social distancing within the school by not intermingling any students for morning or afternoon care.

Students are assigned separate recess and gym times to avoid intermingling with other children. Gym equipment and commonly touched playground surfaces are disinfected in between each class.

Parents drop off and pick up in the vestibule to decrease traffic in the school. To help us maintain social distancing we ask that parents do not congregate in the vestibule.

All tours and outside visitors are not allowed to visit the school at this time.

Remote learning

Dancing Moose is committed to supporting families at home. There are a variety of systems created to coach parents into creating an engaging learning environment and schedule at home. This is also an important opportunity to spend time as a family – playing games, doing puzzles, going for walks and more!

Remote Learning Website

A website has been created with a daily schedule and a menu of lesson plans to engage children beyond screen time. This website can help a family find a new balance of fun, engaging activities, learning and play at home. Snack and lunch ideas are complemented by outdoor game ideas, craft and dramatic play ideas as well as new games that families can play in the evenings each day.

Daily Zoom Calls

Children are able to see their teacher and friends from their class daily to feel connected in this time of isolation. Teachers are teaching children daily lessons and providing ideas to parents.

Weekly Individual Calls

Teachers schedule an individual Zoom call to touch base with students, give lessons and offer advice and ideas to parents.

Activity Kits

Weekly activity kits are available to offer parents the print-outs and craft materials cited on the remote learning website

Online Extracurricular Classes

For those looking to continue extracurriculars such as dance, yoga, cooking and science, there is a daily Zoom call with materials offered in the weekly Activity kit for children to engage with a teacher in a hands-one way.

Chef-Prepared Snacks and Lunch

Chefs have healthy snacks and lunch available for pick-up each week to offer parents a quick, easy and familiar way for children to enjoy food at home.

Parent Webinars

We understand that it can be a trying time for parenting when you are trying to engage your child day and night with few options. Ms. Michelle will be doing parenting Zoom classes a couple of days each week to help you implement some strategies that can be helpful.

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