Response to Covid-19 Pandemic
Triangle Learning Center’s number one priority is, and has always been, upholding our commitment to maintain safe, healthy environment for your children. Since early March Triangle Learning Center has been leading the way in our field putting the most vigorous procedures in place to keep everyone at our Center safe. We understand and share the continued concern about COVID-19 and its effects on your families and the larger community. We want to provide you the information you need to make the best decisions for yourself and your loved ones.
We’ve created this page to share the measures we’re taking to keep the children, their families and the faculty members safe in our Center.
DROP OFF & PICK UP
Our new routines for drop-off and pick-up are designed to ensure everyone in our Center stays healthy and safe. Only one family at a time will be permitted inside the entrance, where our School Nurse will conduct a quick health screening to ensure your child does not have a fever above 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit or other Covid-19 symptoms. Parents are given remote access to be able to sign children in and out of our School a Safety app. A designated teacher will take your child to and from the classroom. For pick-up, a teacher will bring your child to the foyer. Please be mindful of keeping a six-foot distance from others during this time. As of August 1st, we have started permitting Parents to enter the facility at pick up. However, all individuals entering the facility are required to complete a health screening with our Center Nurse prior to entry. Once they are cleared they are permitted to pick their child up at the classroom door, and speak with the Teachers or Caregivers . But they may never enter the classroom and have contact with any staff or children.
PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING
We will practice social distancing in the classroom throughout the day. Your children will remain in the classroom or on the playground with their teachers and classmates. For added safety, different classes will not interact with one another, and all special events and visitors will be postponed until further notice.
HAND WASHING & HYGIENE
Hand-washing with soap & water continues to be one of the most deceivingly simple yet proven strategies for combating infection-causing viruses of all kinds. We’re not just talking about a quick rinse, however. Rather, what works best is the CDC’s five-step, “sudsy,” 20-second assault on germs:
- Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold). Turn off the tap and apply soap.
- Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails.
- Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song twice from beginning to end.
- Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
- Dry your hands using a clean towel or air-dry them.
Children and staff are required to wash hands
- Upon arrival in classroom in the morning
- Before and after eating meals and snacks
- After blowing noses, coughing, or sneezing or when in contact with body fluids
- After toileting or changing diapers
- When returning from outdoor activities
KEEPING AREAS CLEAN
Our staff have implemented an even more rigorous cleaning routine, and all high-touch surfaces and objects will be sanitized regularly throughout the day. These include, but are not limited to, all learning materials, playground structures, light switches and door handles. Staff will be supported by Professionals that come into our Facility at night and on weekends for additional deep cleaning of our classrooms, bathrooms, playgrounds, and common areas.
We have provided all staff and active families with guidance and best practices about wearing face coverings.
We have provided all staff with personal protective gear including ten washable cloth masks and a plastic face shield. We’ve asked parents of children six years and older to send their child with a face mask/shield daily we will provide a disposable one with they do not arrive wearing one. They along with staff are expected to wear it anytime they are not maintaining social distancing of 6 feet or more. Children two to five years old are asked to have a face covering as long as they can reliably wear, handle, and remove their covering throughout the day. Children under the age of two are never permitted to wear a face covering as it is not approved by the CDC.
There is so much more! Please see this attached document for a full description and out most current procedures in response to Covid-19.
STUDY LAB- A VIRTUAL SCHOOL SUPPORT OPTION FOR THE 2020/2021 SCHOOL YEAR
Triangle Learning Center is pleased to announce the expansion of our Center to support families that are either selecting to complete the school year virtually or those that will be on plan C, until in person instruction becomes available. Our goal is to create a safe environment where your child can have the academic support they need for a successful school year.
Students grades Kindergarten-fifth grade will be split into small groups assisted by staff and be provided with their own personal workspace and materials to complete base school curriculum. Once they have finished their assignments they will have an opportunity to choose from a wide range of free choice activities. When the school day is formally over TLC will provide a weekly Physical Education class, STEM lesson, and Creative Arts program. On days school is out of session TLC will have supplemental activities available and when possible safe-off site field trips.
Benefits of Study Lab
- Low Student to Adult ratios
- Exclusive environment and health precautions
- Daily updated on completed assignments and important communication
- Optional lunch/snack add on
- Additional Extra Curricular’s provided in house
- Alternate activities for days school is out of session