Keep Your Child Safe,
Happy, And Learning

Evidence-Based Guidance From Experts Protects Your Family From Covid-19

COVID-19 Update manual for parents

Health Screenings Help Track Symptoms

All staff and children answer daily health screenings, along with temperature checks, to track symptoms like cough or respiratory distress and confirm wellness before entering, keeping your child’s spaces symptom-free.

Limiting Access Limits The Risk Of Exposure

Parents/guardians aren’t allowed inside beyond the designated drop off and pick up area to limit the risk of possible exposure and keep your child’s spaces safe.

Wearing Masks Protects Against Contagions

All staff and children over the age of 3 wear a mask except when eating or drinking. Wearing masks is proven to safeguard the health and protect against contagious illness.

Attention To Hand Hygiene Kills Germs

Frequent hand-washing for both staff and your child stops the spread of contagious viruses and germs, especially at critical moments like entering a classroom for the first time, keeping spaces safe and clean.

Small Classroom Sizes Limit Risk

Infants, waddlers and toddlers classes exceeds no more than 8 while preschool and pre-k classes will be no more than 16. Whenever possible, they stay in the same classroom with the same peers and teachers, creating a social pod to limit the risk of exposure and keep your child healthy.

Heightened Disinfecting For A Deep Clean

Communal spaces like the playground get sanitized between groups. Your child’s areas get the customary deep clean they always have with particular attention to high traffic touchpoints, keeping them safe and healthy.

Frequently Asked Questions!

The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) and the Centers for Disease Control

● Have you or a member of your household traveled outside of the country in the past 14 days?
● Have you or a member of your household had any of the following symptoms today or in the past 14 days? 
○ Fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
○ Dry Cough
○ Shortness of Breath
○ Chills
○ Loss of taste or smell
○ Sore Throat
○ Muscle aches
● Have you been in contact with someone who is thought to have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
● Have you been instructed by a medical professional to self-quarantine due to possible exposure to COVID-19?

Your child will not be allowed to enter the OTR facility until you can answer “no” to all of the above questions. If your child’s health condition is due to a pre-existing condition (ex: wheezing due to asthma), then a doctor’s note may be required to confirm. Please be advised that your child may not be allowed to attend until the note from the doctor is received.
They will not be allowed to enter for a minimum of 2 weeks. They must also be fever free without fever-reducing medication for a minimum of 24 hours before returning.
YOU MUST wash your hands immediately upon entering and wear a mask. While in the facility, you must practice social distancing and remain 6 feet from all other people except your child.
We must notify families and staff. Please be advised that we are NOT required to share the child or staff member’s name with you but will share with you the date of possible exposure and classroom that may have experienced exposure.
Parents must immediately notify the administration and are advised to quarantine. We must also be told if anyone from your place of employment tests positive for COVID-19 if you have had direct contact with that person.
Your child gets separated, and you’re contacted immediately and MUST pick up your child within 1 hour.
In the interest of keeping everyone safe and healthy, care for your child will be terminated.

How Old Is Your Child?

Infants

6 Weeks - 12 months

waddlers

12 - 18 months

toddlers

18 - 36 months

preschool

3 - 4 Years

Pre-K

4 - 5 Years

School Age

5 - 10 Years