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COVID Safety Protocols
For the protection of staff and students, the following precautions will be taken to ensure adherence to the most recent CDPH recommendations:
All students and staff will have a temperature check and healthy check before entering school
Staff will wear face masks
Supplies will be for individual use, as much as possible
Students will bring their own snacks and lunch, sharing food among staff or students will not be allowed
Staff will monitor students for frequent hand washing and sanitizing
Staff will conduct a deep-clean of all high-contact materials
Students and staff will receive daily temperature checks. Students or staff with a temperature above 100.4 degrees will not be permitted to attend
Students or staff who develop symptoms related to COVID-19 will need to be picked up immediately in order to ensure the safety of all staff and students (See CDC's guidance on COVID symptoms in children)
Teachers will get tested regularly
Following COVID-19 Case and Contact Management Within Child Care Facilities guidance (outlining identifying, testing, quarantine, school closure)
How many children can be in the same cohort?
Childcare and camp operations must be carried out in stable groups consisting of 14 or fewer children, which means that the same 14 or fewer children must remain in the same group. Children from the same family or household unit should be included in the same group, to the greatest extent possible. Our program cohorts are generally 12-14 children with 2-3 stable teachers. Over the summer, we offer siblings older than 3 years to attend Mighty Bambinis to facilitate a tighter bubble and more convenient childcare/camp.
Can my child attend simultaneous camps or preschools?
Children should not attend more than one childcare establishment, summer camp, or sports camp simultaneously. Some Mighty Bambinis families may have nannies or nannyshares (often with children from our program) after hours.
Do children need to wear masks at Mighty Bambinis?
The structure of our program has built-in universal precautions- outside, small stable cohorts, and teachers wearing masks. Parents are asked during the admissions process if they would like to be in a mandatory mask cohort or not. At the time of admission, we can make assignments to a cohort based on family preferences and program availability.
Do summer camp, sports camp and or childcare personnel need to wear masks or face coverings while teaching?
Yes. The guidance requires the business to ensure that all personnel comply with the SSP requirements and adhere to all requirements of the Facial Coverings Order and the Social Distancing Protocol as required by the Shelter in Place Order.
Will you require 6 feet of distance between students?
Playing with other children and being physically helped by teachers are important elements for healthy connection and socio-emotional development for young children. In caring for the holistic needs of children, we are mindful of balancing the physical needs of children with the benefits of 6-foot distance in our interactions.
What are the best practices our program has adopted for a safe and sanitary environment?
Take every child’s temperature at the beginning of each day, and take a specific child’s temperature any time there is a concern that child may have a fever. Upon arrival, require children and adults to wash/sanitize hands. Repeat throughout the day as necessary.
Teach and reinforce washing hands and covering coughs and sneezes among children and staff
Teach and reinforce mandatory use of cloth face coverings among all staff.
Staff swill refrain from touching the face covering and to wash their hands frequently. I
Ensure safe and correct application of disinfectants and keep products away from children.
Sanitize the travel potty before and after each child’s use.
Wash hands for 20 seconds and use paper towels (or single use cloth towels) to dry hands thoroughly. (We will pack in and out trash daily)
How should parents/guardians safely drop off children for summer camps and preschool?
Before school, parents will be asked to submit a daily health screening - checking for temperature and answering questions about COVID contact, travel, etc. Parents/guardians should also avoid carpooling to and from the program- unless they are in the same cohort. Parents will electronically sign in and out using our parent communication platform Brightwheel.
Are parents allowed to watch the class (at a distance)?
No, at this time parents and other spectators and visitors are not allowed at childcare establishments, summer camps or sports camps.
What is your refund policy?
As a year-round childcare, there are no refunds for days missed due to any reason (vacations, quarantine, sickness). However, families can provide the program with 45 days notice of un-enrollment at anytime. In the event, our director feels that our program can not adequately meet the needs of your child and we recommend you seek alternative care, we will work with your family on a timeline to unenroll and prorate tuition for unused days.
What if someone in a household of a child gets COVID-19?
That child will not be able to attend preschool for 10 days after the onset of symptoms from the child or family member. Please bring in a negative test to return. All families will be notified immediately. Unfortunately, since we rely tuition to operate our program and pay teachers, no refund will be processed for missed days which is customary in Bay Area preschool.s
Thank you for your patience - We will update this periodically.