Woodlot Christian Preschool

25 Oakland Avenue

Tuckahoe, NY 10707                           914-779-0368

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Woodlot Christian Preschool Will Open June 29

Updated June 12, 2020

Dear Parents,

Woodlot Christian Preschool will reopen for the Summer Enrichment Program beginning Monday, June 29, 2020. Classrooms and school operations will follow the CDC guidelines as well as Office of Children and Family Services regulations with social distancing, masks and handwashing. Classroom space will be limited due to the new guidelines.  Therefore, if you plan for your child to come to Woodlot please know that enrollment is limited. 


Each child will have their own desk separate from other children with the daily age appropriate activities for learning. We ask that you help your child try to get use to wearing a mask. We do recognize that some children will not be able to wear a mask for extended periods of time, therefore social distancing will be a priority.


PRICING: Our pricing has changed due to 50% capacity of classroom to meet social distance requirements, supply of necessary PPE equipment, cleaning and disinfecting supplies, and classroom setups according to Department of Health and CDC guidelines.


Thank you for your support and prayers.


Bishop David Flores, [email protected]

Administrator

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Woodlot Christian Preschool and Afterschool Program 

Keeping Your Child Safe at Woodlot

March 5, 2020

We recognize that the spread of Coronavirus (COVID 19) throughout the U.S., and now in Westchester County, is continuing to evolve, and we are watching all developments and recommendations from health authorities. (Updates are available at the Westchester County Department of Health’s site).

We appreciate your help in keeping our community healthy by being extra cautious and considerate during this time of heightened sensitivity. Handwashing, using hand sanitizer, and covering coughs and sneezes, go a long way towards protecting yourself and the community. If you are not feeling well, please stay home. If your child is sick, please do not send them to Woodlot Christian Preschool. We are also asking parents not to enter the school when dropping off or picking up your child. Some parents take public transportation like the Metro North Harlem Line and upon arrival at the Crestwood Station, come directly to Woodlot to pick up their child. We ask that you stand outside waiting and we will bring your child to you. We are doing this to take extra precaution for the safety of all the children.

In addition, if your child has been sick with the flu or any other communicable disease, your child should be symptom free for 24 hours. Do not send your child in if they still have a higher than normal temperature. Your child should be at normal temperature without medication. Also, if your child has had the flu, do not return your child to school without a doctor’s note indicating the date they are clear to return.

Additionally, we will be following recommendations from experts to limit physical greetings. Please avoid hugs, kisses and handshakes. So when dropping your child off or picking up, do not shake hands with staff. During drop off and pick up, you may find staff wearing gloves and facial masks. Do not be alarmed by this, we are just taking precaution when taking a child into the school.

Further, our staff has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitization procedures. This includes increasing the use of disinfectants on high-touch surfaces including door handles, hand railings, and faucets as well as increased frequency of cleaning. Please send a hand sanitizer for your child so we can make it available for their use.

Your child should be kept home or sent home for the following:

• Fever

• Glazed appearance of eyes

• Unusual fatigue or listlessness

• Deep or persistent cough

• Inflamed nostrils

• Heavy nasal discharge (green or yellow mucus from nose)

• Unusually irritable

• Rash, sores, flushed appearance, clamminess, pale complexion or other unusual conditions of the skin

• Diarrhea

• Vomiting

We thank you for helping us keep the Woodlot Christian Preschool community healthy and safe.

Keeping Your Child Safe

March 11, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID 19) here in Westchester County, has created an atmosphere of fear and anxiety for many families. The CDC has published steps we can take to keep our home, workplace, school and commercial establishments safe (coronavirus.gov).

Here are a number of protocols we are following to keep your child safe while they are at Woodlot.

Entering School

Upon entering Woodlot Christian Preschool, children are immediately screened at the door for health check. Any child sick will be turned away and must go home. The other children are then brought down to the bathrooms to wash hands (20 seconds of scrubbing: sing “Happy Birthday” two times). Children are encouraged not to touch one another. Children are also brought to the bathrooms to wash their hands at regular intervals such as before and after meals, when using bathroom, after outdoor play and before leaving the school. Should a child touch their face, they are given hand sanitizer or are brought to wash their hands.

Ventilation

Because the weather has improved, the classrooms windows are open to increase ventilation and air flow.

Food Handling

Teachers wear gloves and distribute the food. Likewise, children are spread out throughout the classroom allowing for a minimum of three feet between students. There is no food sharing allowed.

Disinfecting

Surfaces like doorknobs, tables, desks, and handrails are disinfected regularly (tables/desk after every use).

Sickness

If your child is sick they should not come to school. Likewise, if a family member is sick at home, your child should not come to school. Have another family member care for them.

Gatherings & Activities

We have rearranged large gatherings. We only mix preschoolers after-school school aged children after 5PM. With the weather improving, we have more outdoors activities and are using well-ventilated spaces.

Healthy Habits

Teachers constantly remind children to avoid touching their faces and cover coughs and sneezes with elbows.

At Home

Anyone with a significant underlying health conditions include heart, lung, kidney disease; diabetes; and conditions that suppress the immune system should be protected. Have the healthy people in the household conduct themselves as if they were a significant risk to the person with underlying conditions. For example, wash hands frequently before interacting with the person, such as by feeding or caring for the person. If possible, provide a protected space for them. Ensure all utensils and surfaces are cleaned regularly.


Please keep our community healthy by being extra cautious during this time of heightened sensitivity.


Our First Blog Entry

March 29, 2020

Dear Parents,

As you may already know, the spread of Covid-19 has hit Westchester County and our local community very hard. We at Woodlot Christian Preschool feel that it is no longer safe to keep our school open. Therefore, in light of the current circumstances and the fact that no children attended our program last week, we feel it is best to close our program temporarily until there is a higher level of assurance that we can keep both the children and staff safe. We will keep you informed in the weeks to come as things progress. Please do email me with any questions, thoughts or concerns you might have.

Also, we expect in the days to come to send out a video of our teachers with an encouraging message to the children.

Thank you for your support and prayers.

Bishop David Flores, [email protected]

Administrator