Health and Safety Procedures

Noah’s Ark Existing Health & Safety Practices

We  continue to follow our existing stringent health and safety protocols, including: 

  • Frequent handwashing by children and staff, which is embedded in our curriculum and daily staff protocols
  • Ensuring lower teacher-student classroom ratios than required by the state
  • Frequent disinfecting and sanitizing of high-touch toys and surfaces
  • Daily laundering of sheets and blankets used at nap time and sanitation of cots
  • Requiring any children with a fever to return home and stay home until fever-free for at least 24 hours
  • Training teachers on common signs of illness in children, and placing signage in every classroom to keep signs of illness top of mind
  • Continuous health & safety training, including first aid and CPR certification for all staff
  • Maintaining an up-to-date awareness of all state and CD health codes and guidances 

Enhanced Health & Safety Practices

During this time of enhanced concern, our leadership team is staying up-to-date with the latest state guidelines, licensing requirements, and CDC guidelines regarding the safety and well-being of your child. With a clear appreciation of the trust you place in us, we commit to following all health and safety requirements as well as to meet or exceed the guidelines from local and state officials.

We are frequently communicating with families and staff to convey the enhanced measures in place within their school.

Depending on the circumstances and guidance by local and state officials, enhanced procedures above normal health and safety protocols are in place to prevent the spread of the virus, and may include: 

  • Limiting the people who enter the building to current team members and enrolled families
  • Temperature checks for children and staff
  • Touchless check-in
  • External drop off and pick up of children
  • Increased frequency of handwashing
  • Increased sanitation of frequently touched surfaces and toys
  • Not accepting any adult or child that displays cold or flu-like symptoms
  • If a child or adult displays flu or cold-like symptoms due to seasonal allergies, we require a Physician note stating the condition
  • Increased outdoor classroom and playtime

Helpful Links & Resources

For more information and resources on coronavirus, please visit the CDC Coronavirus Page