Health & Safety
Health and Safety
Health and safety are KEL's top priorities. We are committed to ensuring that your child thrives in a safe, warm and secure enviroment.
Procedures for entry screening
We only allow one family at a time for staggering drop offs and pickups. Please kindly wait outside if you notice one family is at the front area.
Upon arrival, adults are required to wear masks or face coverings. Please maintain a distance of 6 feet from teachers whenever possible.
Please assist your child to take off the shoes and put them in the shoe cubbies. We require socks or indoor shoes before your child enters.
Parents/guardians will use the non-intrusive thermometer to take their child’s temperature upon arrival and advise the temperature readings to the teacher who greets the family. Children who have a fever of 100.40 (38.00C) or above or other signs of illness will not be admitted to KEL. Please be on the alert for signs of illness in children and keep them home when they are sick.
The teacher will ask parents/guardians screening questionnaire to confirm the following: the child does not have fever, shortness of breath or cough; household members do not have symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath and child does not have any close contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
Hand hygiene stations (with hand sanitizer, sanitation wipes) are set up at the entrance of the front area. We will use sanitary wipes for cleaning the thermometer after each use.
The teacher will take your child to wash hands upon entry.
Additional safety and health practices KEL follows to keep our community safe and healthy:
1. All staff members are tested negative for COVID-19 and will be tested regularly.
2. Implement Social Distancing Strategies (adjust class and group size, limit item sharing, stagger drop-off and pick-up times, safe entry and exit using all our entrances and staggering times; stagger bathroom breaks; limited visitor policies; placement of different activity centers; eliminate large group activities; cancel or modify activities where children are likely to be in close contact)
3. Hygiene Practices (practice frequent hand washing; the indoor shoes policy; teaching children to avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands; wide availability of personal-use and disinfection supplies at entrance, classrooms and etc.; secured inventory of hygiene products with professional companies)
4. Frequent cleaning and disinfecting procedures (hourly cleaning and sanitizing in busy area, immediate disinfectant after each use of objects and surfaces that are touched often; cleaning scheduled throughout the day; dedicated and professional cleaning crew with nightly deep cleaning; use of recommended products and adhering to or exceeding recommended guidelines regarding frequency).
5. Meals and snacks protocols: prep, delivery and dining.
6. Mandatory face mask requirement for faculty and staff.
7. Change of Merv-13 air filters and add air purifier to each classroom