COVID-19 Safety Protocol
Daycares are deemed an important part of the social infrastructure to support parents returning to work. We recognize that they are also critical to the continuation of a child’s psycho-social development, as well as learning. Therefore, we are committed to a safe return for all our students to our classrooms and will do so in a safe and responsible manner. This will include heightened vigilance in the practice of personal hygiene among our children and staff.
However, our parents will also play a very important role in ensuring that our schools are able to continue to stay open, by taking additional measures in the interest of the health and safety of all children.
What we will do:
• Continue to closely monitor announcements of the federal and provincial governments, as well as the health authorities and follow their directives
• Hand shaking at the door between children and teachers upon arrival will be suspended
• All children will be assessed on arrival by staff to ensure that they are not exhibiting signs of illness (i.e. coughing, sore throat, sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, fatigue)
• Instruction on proper sneezing/coughing technique will be given at circle time, and at any time a child is observed not doing it properly
• Immediately send home any child who exhibits any of the symptoms listed above
• Practice proper hand washing with increased frequency, as follows:
· When they arrive at the centre and before they go home
· Before eating and drinking
· After using the toilet
· After playing outside
· After sneezing or coughing into hands
· Whenever hands are visibly dirty
· Clean and sanitize all commonly touched surfaces with increased frequency (this includes tables, chairs, classroom and washroom counters, shelves with learning materials and toys, as well all doorknobs)
· Maximize the time children will spend outdoors
· Practice physical distancing among children where possible and practical
What we will not do:
• Admit any child or staff member who exhibits symptoms listed above
• Hold on-site conferences, interviews, observations, or concerts
• Serve group food snacks, or allow food and drink to be shared
What parents need to do:
· A child exhibiting any symptoms of illness, no matter how mild, must be kept at home
· Keep the child at home until the symptoms are no longer present and submit a negative test result to COVID-19
· Not enter the School premises when dropping off or picking up a child
· Provide personal food snacks and drinks and lunch, where applicable
As we navigate through the unchartered circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to keep in mind the fluidity of the situation and new, or changing, circumstances. Therefore, be aware that as the situation evolves and as new, or additional measures are put in place by the regulators, this Protocol is subject to change.
In the meantime, we encourage all of our families and staff to take the initiative and do their part to ensuring their own health and safety, which in turn will reduce the spread of the virus throughout the community.
Panorama Ridge Children’s Centre proudly serves the Surrey and Delta communities, conveniently located near the Panorama Ridge and Sunshine Hills areas, with easy access to Hwy 10, Hwy 91 and Hwy 99.
Programming at the Centre is developed to enhance each child’s individual goals. The Centre's educational approach is a distinctive blend of the Montessori and Reggio Emilia philosophies complemented by the Phonics program. This unique blend allows each child to benefit from a variety of academic concepts and activities.
The goal is to support a child’s whole development by providing an environment for growth through social, emotional, intellectual and creative experiences.
Each child develops individually at his/her own pace and is provided with a nurturing and secure environment where their curiosity, resiliency and full competency can shine through. Encouraging and motivated staff create a classroom that allows collaborative learning while supporting and respecting the interests of the children.
Assessments and developmental goals are provided to families during parent-teacher conferences, which are held twice a year, and a student led conference held once a year, where children take pride in showing their parents and grand-parents their talents and abilities. Lesson plans are available to parents daily. Other events throughout the year include Art Exhibition, Science Fair, Sports Day and many more.