covid 19 updates

COVID 19 Updates

Procedures & Policies

We have put some temporary measures in place to help insure the health and safety of everyone. We have a policy and practice guide from Early Learning and Childcare – ELCC that must be followed. Doctor Roussin the Chief Medical Office has advised us that the number one way to prevent the spread of COVID in a childcare setting is to keep children and staff home if any member of their household is exhibiting any symptoms of illness. We will require you to be very conscientious of this.

For the wellbeing of the group, and the greater good of the community, please err on the side of extreme caution if you suspect illness, and stay home. Please take your child’s temperature, and reassess every morning before you leave home.

operating hours

PCC will open between the hours of 7:00a.m. – 5:30p.m. Due to social distancing requirements please allow yourself extra time at pick-up and drop-off. Upon arrival, a staff will greet you at the door, complete the screening process and then will bring your child into the locker area to get settled. We prefer to limit access to the locker room area at this time. We will reassess as we move forward.

space arrangement

We have adapted the room arrangement and simplified the layout of our rooms to adhere to the COVID regulations. Washing hands will be done often and with supervision. Social distancing with young children is difficult to control as it is not in their nature to do so. However, we will do our best to meet the social distancing standards outlined by the Province and would please also ask that you avoid sending any additional toys from home.

Our plan is to spend a lot of time outdoors in our own play space, and on walks to the surrounding open area parks. The children will need appropriate outdoor gear for all types of weather.

Please print, review and sign the screen tool and bring it in on your first day. Your signed consent will be for the duration of your time at PCC. Moving forward a staff will use an online version daily to ask you the questions and input your answers. One per family is sufficient; if 1 member of the household shows signs of illness, no one in the family is permitted at the Centre. Staff will be taking parent and child temperatures each morning at the site as part of the screening tool. Exceptions may be made for seasonal allergies, however a doctor’s note would be required. We will ask you:

We will also screen children throughout the day, if a child begins to exhibit any symptoms, they will be taken to a separate room and supervised by a staff. Parents will be called to pick them up immediately.

Nutrition Update

Please note: PCC will not be providing snacks at this time. We encourage healthy food choices – please avoid sending candy, chips, Kool Aid Jammers or pop. We provide milk and water throughout the day.

Parents are responsible to bring the following items daily in a backpack: