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Dear Parents,


We would like to inform that all Meni-ninho Meni-ninha Centers will reopen Monday, May 4th, 2020.To do so we will need to rely on all families and staff members to follow very carefully all the new policies and procedures to ensure we keep a safe environment for everyone.


For the reopening of our school we will be implementing the CDC guidelines:

  • Social distancing strategies

  • Intensify cleaning and disinfection efforts

  • Modify drop off and pick up procedures

  • Implement screening procedures up arrival


Here’s a summary of what we're doing to keep our teachers and families safe in our essential centers:

  • Additional teacher and staff training. We’re training all of our teachers and staff on the enhanced precautions and preventative measures to keep everyone safe and healthy. 

  • Protective equipment. All teachers will wear masks during interaction with students. Infant and toddler teachers will also wear smocks in the classroom.

  • Handwashing procedure with regular disinfecting. We continue to follow the most up-to-date guidance from CDC to ensure the safety of all students. 

  • Social distancing. Staff will practice social distancing as much as possible to reduce risk. To minimize potential exposure, children will continue to keep distance from children and staff in other classrooms. 

  • Stay home if sick. If your child has had a fever or trouble breathing, we ask that they stay home until they’ve been symptom-free without medication for at least 72 hours. If you choose to keep your child at home, just call your center and let us know.  

  • Enhanced health screenings. You’ll be asked a few quick questions before you drop your child off. Teachers and children will have their temperature checked before coming into the center.

  • Drop-off and pick-up protocols. Families are asked to assign one family member for drop-off and pick-up to minimize exposure to multiple people. To protect our most vulnerable community members, we ask that grandparents do not drop off or pick up children if possible. If this is not possible, we ask parents to call the center upon arrival and the staff will bring children in from and out to the car. Drop off and pick up will be done following social distancing policies and parents/guardians will no longer be allowed inside the classrooms. Drop-off and pick-up procedures will include thorough screening - all individuals entering a facility will be screened according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. Any individual with temperature above 99ºF will not be allowed in the premises.

  • Temperature checks. Staff members will continue to perform temperature checks on teachers and children at drop-off. They will use no-touch infrared thermometers whenever possible and wear additional protective equipment (masks, goggles or eyewear, long-sleeved gowns that cover arms and clothing, and disposable gloves).

  • Staggered drop-off and pick-up schedules. We’ll check in with you about your typical routine and may ask for your flexibility to avoid gathering of large groups.

  • Response protocols in place. We’re collaborating with local officials to make sure we have procedures ready to put in place as the situation evolves.

  • Nap time adjustments. Children will continue to rest in alternating head-to-toe (or toe-to-toe) positions and be situated 6 feet apart whenever possible. Bedding will be laundered nightly. Stuffed toys and personal items will be sent home nightly for laundering to help combat germs in the center.

  • Health and hygiene practices. As always, we’re following our existing hygiene and cleaning procedures, including disinfecting high-touch surfaces like door handles, and rotating toys so we can sanitize them even more frequently. As part of our daily curriculum, we continue to emphasize the importance of handwashing and align with recommended 20-second handwashing techniques. We’re reinforcing this action with children multiple times throughout the day.

  • Disclosure. All parents and staff members will be required to sign, on a weekly basis, a disclosure form stating the wellbeing of all family members in the household.


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