Update as of 6-7-2021:
As many of you have heard, Governor DeWine is lifting the Mask Mandate for vaccinated individuals in June. This decision prompts the obvious question of how this affects Childcare settings.
As it relates to Montessori Life, we have decided that it is best to continue with the mitigation efforts currently in place through the summer. Those efforts include our current sanitation schedule, wearing masks, frequent handwashing for staff and students, temperature checks in the morning, and a restrictive illness policy.
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is our licensing entity. They have provided the updated policy regarding Covid. The updated policy can be found here.
This is not an easy situation to navigate, but our aim is to create a safe and nurturing environment for our students and families. Our preschool community has been blessed to be open and active throughout this entire pandemic. We want to continue on this path and we will do our best to ensure a smooth transition into a new normal. Until further notice, the following measures will be taken:
All staff will continue to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. Our students under 5 years of age are not required to wear masks because of their age group and their inability to independently maintain their masks.
Hand sanitizer is available in each classroom and frequent hand-washing has been incorporated into the daily schedule.
Pick up and drop off are done individually and outside of the preschool area to prevent unnecessary contact among families. Parents are permitted to enter the school but must wear a mask upon entering the learning environment.
Class ratios are 12:1
Common areas are disinfected before school, during transition times, when visibly soiled and at the end of each day.
All classroom materials are disinfected halfway through the day and at the end of each day.
We train staff on the latest developments about Covid. Our staff is knowledgeable and prepared to educate families in any way they can.
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