Our health and safety protocols will be periodically updated. The protocols below reflect our procedures as of June 15 2015. 

Arrival/Departure

There will be a nido staff member (Tiff or Lis - Jeannene will be in the classroom) in the hallway near the backdoor during arrival and departure. Please make every effort to arrive within 30 minutes of the beginning of the session, and to leave within 15 minutes of the end of the session.

Locks

The back door is locked at 9am for the morning session and 1:30pm for the afternoon, or when the last child arrives, whichever is earlier. If you find that you are unexpectedly late, please send us a message on Slack when you arrive so we can unlock the door. A key will remain in the lock of the back door so that a quick departure can be made if necessary.

The front door deadbolt will be unlocked in the morning, but the handle lock will remain locked all day.

The front door and back door deadbolts are locked at the end of each day and the alarm is set. 

Handwashing

All children wash hands with warm soapy water at the following times:

  1. Upon arrival

  2. Before snack

  3. After snack

  4. After using the bathroom

  5. Upon returning inside after playing outside

  6. Before departure

All adults wash hands with warm soapy water at the following times:

  1. Upon entering the childcare space for a co-op shift

  2. Before a diaper change or assisting a child to the toilet

  3. After a diaper change or assisting a child to the toilet

  4. Before assisting with snack preparation

  5. Before departing the childcare space after a co-op shift

fire drill

Adults and children will participate in a fire drill once per month.

Firearms

There are no firearms permitted on the nido premises.

Smoking

There is no smoking permitted on the nido premises.