COVID SAFE | Above and Beyond for the Safety of our Families

Enhanced Health & Safety Protocols during COVID-19 Pandemic

The safety and health of all those in our Cresthill Academy has always been our highest priority.  During this time of heightened concern, the leadership team at Cresthill Academy are staying up-to-date with the latest guidances from the CDC, childcare licensing, local Boards of Health and other experts.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Expertise & Experience - Certified Emergency Childcare Center

  • Cresthill Academy (East Hanover location) was one of few select schools certified by the State of New Jersey to remain open as an Emergency Childcare center to serve front-line families during the months of March-June.

  • We are proud of the work of our teachers and leadership team in safely managing our operations while providing Exceptional Early Education throughout the entire public health emergency.

 
 
Health & Entry Screenings

  • All staff and children subject to temperature checks.

  • We use touch-less infrared thermometers.

  • We have multiple thermometers and from different brands to ensure accuracy.

  • Anyone with temperature over 100.4 degrees will be excluded from school.

  • Strict policy on illness exclusion, including staying home if exhibiting any symptoms
    such as frequent cough, sneezing, fever, or difficulty breathing.

  • All families asked to pass daily COVID-19 Safety Questionnaire including travel history.

  • Contactless check-in using QR code.

  • Parents drop off and pick up outside or in isolated vestibules.

 
 
Sanitizing & Disinfecting
  • Provide hand sanitizer for adults and children as necessary.

  • Manage classroom group sizes, maintaining teacher-student ratios and avoid combining children from different classrooms.

  • Sanitization of high-touch surfaces.

  • Cleaning and sanitizing all toys and manipulatives after every use.

  • Containment for all crib sheets, cot sheets and blankets, food utensils, and other personal items.

 
 
ActivePure® Air Purification & Disinfection
  • 3-in-1 power Air Scrubber retrofitted in all HVAC system with ActivePure® Technology - Air Purification, Air Filtration & UVC Germicidal Light Disinfection.

  • Hospital grade air purification & disinfection system.

  • Same technology used on International Space Stations to air purifying for astronauts.

  • The Aerus ActivePure® Technology is the only air purifier scientifically proven to reduce the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus on surfaces.

 

 
Clean Room Mats
  • Sticky mats with anti-microbial additive that captures over 99% of microbes, dust,
    contaminants, and bacteria from shoes and equipment wheels.

  • Its adhesive surface effectively pulls, capture and trap dirt and dust from foot-traffic,
    equipment and other passing objects - even better than changing shoes!

  • Clean room mats are used in hospital, surgery and laboratory settings to remove
    debris and keep sanitary environments clean and safe!

 
 
Atomizer Fogging Machines
  • Using EPA-registered disinfectants, room surfaces are disinfectant using a fogging machine following a cleaning of the surface.  

  • Only done with children are not in attendance.

  • Built for high speed aerosol distribution, fast diffusion, and strong penetration.

  • Studies show that atomizer foggers generate a fog/mist formed of Ultra Low Volume (ULV) droplets of 0-50μm in size and are ideal for fighting pathogens and vector carriers.

 
Communication
  • Increase virtual communications and interactions with families and parents (virtual parades, recitals, graduations).

  • Transparent communication with families regarding all health matters beyond state and local health requirements but within respect of HIPPA regulations.

  • Text messaging capabilities in our communications app.

PPE & Preparation
  • All children 2 years and older recommended to wear mask except during meals, nap
    or outside.

  • All adults must wear face masks.

  • All families required to wear face masks during pick-up and drop-off

  • PPE supply with up to 2 months of backup supply.

Facilities Management
  • Limiting use of playground equipment to one classroom at a time and disinfecting in between classroom use.

  • Limited access of center visitors.

  • External drop-off and pick-up of children.

  • Training based on and regular practice of CDC and OSHA COVID19 Infection Plans and Procedures, and Center Emergency and Crisis Management Plan.

  • Post Enhanced Health & Safety Protocol and COVID-19 related signage in all classrooms and throughout the center.

  • Increase focus on good hygiene practices including frequency of hand-washing and coughing and sneezing etiquette.

  • Toys, supplies, manipulatives are separated and clean after use.

  • Soft toys have been removed.

  • Infants utilize private Boppy pillows as needed.

  • Children nap head to toe.

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