We are taking COVID safety precautions at all Global Aware Care Daycare, Preschool and Out of School Care Centres very seriously. This includes meeting or exceeding the AHS COVID childcare guidelines. Here is what we are doing behind the scenes and what you can expect at our Centres.
Behind the Scenes
Here are the COVID safety precautions we are taking at our Daycare, Summer Camp, Preschool and Out of School Care programs:
Excellent understanding of COVID Guidelines: Our revised practices meet or exceed the AB government COVID guidelines for Daycare and Out of School Cares and Preschools.
Educator Training: All Educators receive COVID-specific training upon their return to work. We want to keep children and Educators safe!
Enhanced Cleaning: We clean high touch surfaces multiple times daily and wash the toys more frequently. We sanitize the outdoor playspace between cohorts.
Solid supply of PPE: We have ample quantities of masks, hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies.
COVID-19 Childcare Best Practices Research: We are always researching to ensure our COVID practices are among the best in North America.
Local Advisory Committee: Our Health and Safety advisors, some of whom are the parents of children at our Centres, help ensure that we are keeping everyone safe.
What You Can Expect
Daily Screening Questionnaire: All families and Educators complete a daily COVID screening questionnaire each morning prior to dropoff.
Daily Temperature Checks: We take the temperature of children and Educators upon arrival each morning.
Front Door Dropoff and Pickup: We meet families at the front door for morning dropoff and afternoon pickup.
Essential Visitors Only who are symptom-free and wearing a mask are welcomed into the Centre.
Frequent Handwashing is a new normal at the Centre for everyone.
Illness Policy: To keep everyone safe, we do not make exceptions to the Illness Policy.
Program Closure: If there is a confirmed or probable COVID case, AHS will close the Centre for at least 72 hours. This allows time for contact tracing. If this happens we will provide virtual programming or care at an alternate Centre, if available.