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COVID-19 Safety at Kids Konnect

by Kids Konnect Preschools on July 30, 2020

As our families will be aware, there are a number of additional COVID-19 safety procedures in effect at all Kids Konnect schools for the safety of our children, staff and their carers.

Here's a 5 minute overview of what we have put in place alongside offering our STEAM play-based curriculum. 

Full video (2)

The following precautions are being taken to mitigate and limit the spread of infection:

Reinforcing social and physical distancing

  • Model social distancing when interacting with children, families, and staff.
  • Role-play what social distancing looks like by demonstrating the recommended distance.
  • Give frequent verbal reminders to children.
  • Read scripted stories and use visual reminders, signage and direct instruction to reinforce social distancing, handwashing, proper etiquette for sneezes, coughs, etc.

 

Practicing healthy hygiene

  • Teach, model, and reinforce healthy habits and social skills.
  • Explain to children why it’s not healthy to share drinks or food, particularly when sick.
  • Practice frequent handwashing by teaching a popular child-friendly song or counting to 20 (handwashing should last 20 seconds).
  • Teach children to use tissue to wipe their nose and to cough inside their elbow.
  • Model and practice handwashing before and after eating, after coughing or sneezing, after playing outside, and after using the restroom. 

Watch: How to wash your hands

 

Implementing procedures to frequently clean all touched surfaces

  • Have multiple toys and manipulatives accessible that are easy to clean and sanitize throughout the day.
  • Limit the amount of sharing.
  • Offer more opportunities for individual play and solo activities, such as fine motor activities (i.e., drawing, coloring, cutting, puzzles, and other manipulatives).
  • Plan activities that do not require close physical contact between multiple children.
  • Stagger indoor and outdoor play and adjust schedules to reduce the number of children in the same area.
  • Designate a tub for toys that need to be disinfected after use.
  • Sanitize the sink and toilet handles before and after each child’s use.
  • Wash hands for 20 seconds and use paper towels (or single use cloth towels) to dry hands thoroughly.  

Read more about our other program updates due to COVID-19.

 

Topics: Preschool Curriculum, Child development, Preschool Parenting Tips