Health and Safety

We take the health and safety of your children very seriously.

COVID-19 Health and Safety

We follow guidance from the CDC, the Newtown Health Department, and the CT Office of Early Childhood.

  • Child drop-off and pick-up are outside and include a daily health screening and temperature checks.

  • All adults and children age 3 years and over wear masks inside the building.

  • Consistent staff remain in each classroom, and groups are kept separate (age groups do not combine). Larger group sizes have decreased to allow for social distancing.

  • Increased hand washing (children and staff), sanitizing and disinfecting of toys, surfaces, and everywhere.

  • We spend as much time outside as possible, weather permitting.

  • We are developing an outdoor curriculum.

  • Children’s and staff shoes are removed in the front entryway, and slippers/crocs are worn in the building.

  • All families and staff signed a disclosure agreeing to follow our policies and procedures to protect everyone’s health and safety both in and out of the center.

  • Teachers provide individual sensory bins, playdough bags, and more for each child to use.

Security

  • Each teacher is required to complete a thorough background check before they are hired.

  • All staff are certified in Pediatric CPR and Pediatric First Aid. 

  • A senior staff member is always on duty during the center’s hours of operation.

  • A registered nurse reports to the center on a weekly basis and remains on call for emergency situations.

  • A pediatrician, pediatric dentist, social service worker, and educational consultant are also available as needed.

For more information, tuition fees, or to schedule a tour, please contact our center director. 

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49 Queen Street, Newtown, CT 06470

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