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

318 North Main St.

PO Box 1508
Breckenridge, Colorado

970-547-7661

Breckenridge Montessori COVID-19 Information and Protocols

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. 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 (updated 9/20/20)

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

https://covid19.colorado.gov/safer-at-home-in-the-vast-great-outdoors/guidance-by-sector/safer-at-home-child-care-facilities

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, 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 is to drop-off and pick-up at a time. Temperatures of 100.4 degrees will have an exclusion for all family and we will contact SCPH. Refer to the Summit County Public Health Child Care COVID-19 Decision Tree for further exclusion criteria.  ________
We will ask if you have had contact with someone with COVID-19 or symptoms following local health department guidance. ________
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 clean, labelled masks for your child per day.  ________
Please explain wearing masks and practice with your child ahead of time. ________
Children three years old and up will wear masks to the best of their ability.  ________
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, two snacks, extra set of clothing and blanket/lovey for nap time. ­________
Provide a non-perishable lunch and two snacks (a morning and an afternoon snack). Food will not be refrigerated; a small cooler and/or cooler packs are okay for keeping your child’s lunch and snacks cold. ________
We will provide your child with a nap sheet that will be washed daily.
We have the children’s water bottles available for water and will sanitize those daily.

Sun Protection

Apply sunscreen to your child before drop-off. ________
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 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. If symptoms last more than 24 hrs, contact the school and we will communicate what we need to make sure it is safe for your child to return to school. 
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 case in the cohort with no tuition reimbursement for a closure for 14 days or less; after 14 days or end of the month (whichever is sooner), then tuition will not be charged.

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 10/06/2020