318 North Main St.

PO Box 1508
Breckenridge, Colorado

970-547-7661

Breckenridge Montessori
American Montessori Society Full Member School
501(c)3 non-profit

Breckenridge Montessori COVID-19 Checklist

Revision date 01/20/21

The procedures are required and offer an overview from the Healthy Childcare Colorado COVID-19 Toolkit, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and Summit County Public Health (SCPH). The links offer detailed information on each point, both offer references for specific details on the procedures Breckenridge Montessori must follow for being open. We will keep you posted with any changes or updates to the document.

Healthy Childcare Colorado Toolkit https://drive.google.com/file/d/14mB0ekPZ48gtsTesh5kXDXcxgdzES_XE/view

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for Child Care Facilities

Safer at Home: Child Care Facilities | Colorado COVID-19 Updates

Drop-off & Pick-up*


Weather permitting, we will do outside drop-off and pick-up. Staff will meet you at the gate or door to do a wellness check at drop-off. In inclement weather and winter months, drop-off and pick-up will be at the side door. Please allow extra time for drop-off due to the health checks.

Parent/guardian and child will wear masks at drop-off. Those entering the building will have their temperatures taken with a non-contact thermometer. Only one parent or guardian is to drop-off and pick-up at a time.  ________
We will ask if you have had contact with someone with COVID-19 or symptoms.
Apply hand sanitizer provided before signing-in/out using the ELV device. ________
If you are dropping off at the same time as another parent, wear your mask and stand in the marked six-foot social distancing increments. ________
Hold your child’s hand to and from the car and make drop-offs and pick-ups as efficient as possible if others are waiting; do not congregate in the parking lot during drop-offs or after pick-up. ________

*Drop-off and pick-up will be a work-in-progress, we’ll keep you informed with rules or changes to drop-off and pick-up policies.

Masks

Provide two labelled masks for your child.  ________
Please explain wearing masks and practice with your child ahead of time. ________
Children three years old and up will attempt to wear masks to the best of their ability. We will monitor comfort and if the child is touching their masks frequently (soiling the mask) and make a judgment call if a mask is appropriate for the child.  ________
Staff will wear masks daily and change out as needed/soiled.

Belongings

Provide one bag that can be wiped off, like a reusable, recycled plastic grocery bag (no: cloth, plastic grocery bags or gallon Ziploc-type bags) with your child’s lunch and two snacks.  ________
Provide a lunch and two snacks (morning/afternoon). Food will be refrigerated.
We will provide the nap sheet; nap sheets and blankets will be washed weekly or if visibly soiled.
We have the children’s water bottles available for water and will sanitize those daily.

Sun Protection (spring/summer)

Send your child with a sun/baseball hat and dress your child in sun protective clothing. ________
We have individual, labelled sticks of Blue Lizard sunscreen for children to apply with supervision. We are working with licensing on details of sunscreen reapplication for younger children. However, it is important to make sure to apply sunscreen to your child in the morning and we will offer re-application of sunscreen to minimize direct contact.
Sun protective clothing is highly recommended for less sunscreen usage. We will make sure children are comfortable and not too hot if they are wearing clothing that provides more coverage. 

COVID-19 Closing Procedures/Sick Child/Staff Per Summit County Health Child Care Guidelines

Please note: this section will be continuously updated as we receive updated information from Summit County Public Health and/or the Colorado State Health Department.

Any child/staff who shows cold or flu-like symptoms (including any of the following: headache, sore throat, fever (>100.4°F), dry cough, recent inability to taste and smell, shortness of breath, ear aches, body aches, diarrhea, fatigue, vomiting, and abdominal pain) must stay home per SCPH and CDPHE guidance.
If a child is ill, we will request your family discusses COVID-19 infection testing with a pediatrician.
Closure of center will result if there is a positive or probable case that has been in the facility with no tuition reimbursement. The Town of Breckenridge is offering limited assistance to families (https://breckenridge-tuition-assistance.fluidreview.com/).

Inclement Weather Delay or Closure

We will continue to follow the Summit School District on delays and closures on the days the schools are open. In the case of inclement weather on a Wednesday, the director, assistant director and board of directors make the decision to delay or close school per the guidance of the National Weather Service (weather.gov) storm watches, warnings, and advisories, local weather guidance, and guidance per other child care centers who also delay or close for inclement weather. We will email (and ask for your confirmation that you received the email) for the decision to delay or close on a Wednesday due to safety reasons the night before or by 6:30 a.m. the morning of the delay or closure.

Family Recommendations

We have a list of recommendations we’d like families to consider following for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 to staff and parents.
Be diligent in washing hands and/or using hand sanitizer liberally.
Continue to practice social distancing; children should have contact with family/caregivers in same residence and have not had play dates with members outside of their social distancing group.
Follow strict social distancing if/when attending events.
Wipe groceries and other items down after running errands and change clothing/shower after errands.
Here is the link from the CDC for protecting yourself and others from COVID-19 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

 

Revised 01/20/21