Healthy Hygiene Practices
Hand Hygiene: Hand sanitizer stations (some of which are wall-mounted, touch-free) are located at every doorway in every room. Staff and children must use hand sanitizer before entrance, followed up with hand washing upon entrance.
Every classroom has a built in or portable handwashing station. The Pacific preschool campus classroom has a handwashing station right outside the doorway.
Staff are asked to wash hands at every transition (at least once every 30 minutes), including during clock-in, and upon entering any room.
Students are asked to wash hands at various intervals (arrival, before eating, before going outside, upon returning inside, at transitions, and prior to touching certain materials. Teachers and assisting nursing students present proper/effective handwashing to the students, allowing children to practice and count twenty seconds while washing. Teachers request handwashing at various intervals and certain materials have a sticker on them, reminding the student to wash their hands before touching.
Foot Coverings: Students and staff wear slippers indoors. Students wear croc-like plastic/rubber shoes that are disinfected daily. Staff may wear cloth slippers but should wash them weekly.
Hard Surfaces: All materials, tables and chairs are disinfected after each use (students put “Yield” signs on used materials and tables so they can be disinfected before the next students uses them).
Personal Sanitation Spaces: The bathroom toilets and sinks are disinfected immediately after each student and after each staff use.
High-touch areas: doorknobs, doorways are disinfected frequently.
PPE cleaning supplies are kept in good supply including:
Pump-spray disinfecting spray
No cloths are used for disinfecting. One-time use paper towels are used exclusively.
Personal Items: Preschool students are limited to the following items from home: lunchbox, jacket and nap bedding. Elementary students may bring a backpack and jacket.