COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN FOR SHALOM FAMILIES
You must not enter the daycare if you and/or your child have symptoms of COVID-19 or have travelled outside of British Columbia in the last 14 days or have been identified by public health as a close contact of a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Keep your child at home if they are ill until they have been assessed by a health care provider to exclude COVID-19 or other infectious diseases, and their symptoms have resolved.
You will be contacted for immediate pick up if your child becomes ill while at the daycare.
Wash your hands and your child’s hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer immediately upon entering the facility.
Avoid close greetings such as hugs and handshakes.
Maintain physical distance from staff and other parents/children. Where this is not possible (for example when transferring a young child between a parent and a staff) plan and communicate the work task in advance to ensure that time spent in close proximity is minimized.
Label personal items with the child’s name to prevent accidental sharing.
Only bring personal comfort items (e.g., stuffed animals) if they are clean and laundered at the end of each day.
A child can be accompanied by one parent/family member while inside the daycare. Others must wait outside the daycare.
Masks are mandatory and must be worn by daycare staff and parents/ family members at drop off and pick up times.
No food (including individually wrapped treats and Birthday treats) or personal items can be shared among the children.
Hillside location: Use the glass door for entering and the “staff entrance” for exiting the daycare.
Downtown location: Use the staircase door for entering and the elevator for exiting the daycare.
We are a play-based Centre, where the early childhood educators facilitate learning through play.
Although there is some structured learning time throughout the day, we believe that play provides the foundation for learning and understanding in all areas of development.
We respond to children’s play by giving them the freedom, support, and encouragement they need to pursue their interests and goals.
We strongly believe that all children need responsive, respectful and reciprocal care in order to thrive.