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Preparing children for Kindergarten since 1971!

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Celebrating 50 years of care

2021 marks a milestone for Grimsby Co-operative Preschool: in 1971 the preschool was founded by a woman living in Grimsby and has been a part of our community ever since!  We are so proud to celebrate this milestone with our past and current families, and all of our incredible educators that have been a part of our journey over the past five decades.  To go forward is to move towards perfection, and with the same amount of effort, love and care as the past 50 years, we set our sights to all that the future holds for our wonderful little school!

Health & Safety

At our preschool the children's well-being is our number one priority, and with COVID-19 being at the forefront we have enhanced some of our measures to make sure that our school is a safe environment for everyone.

Below you can find some of our day to day procedures to ensure we are protecting the health of our families and staff as best as possible.

  • Handwashing: As soon as students arrive to the classroom, they will wash their hands properly. Hands will also be washed throughout the day and more frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  • Sanitizing/Disinfecting: All hard surfaces will be wiped down throughout the day, before and after use as well as at the end of each day. Any toys that go into a child’s mouth will be put into the disinfecting process like usual. All surfaces and toys will be sprayed prior to leaving the room throughout the day. All sensory bins, soft toys, pillows, dress-up clothes will be put away during this phase of opening.

  • PPE: All staff within the center will be required to wear a medical mask and eye protection (shield or goggles) effective September 1st, 2020 until further notice. Children are NOT required to wear masks in the center at this time, but may do so if they / their guardian should choose so.

  • Physical distancing: Each class is considered a “family.” Each “family” will physically distance from other “families” to assure safety. Children will not need to wear a mask when they are in their “home” (classroom), on the playground during their designated time, or in the bathroom. Classes will not intermix and will be with the same teachers as much as possible. Staff will be permitted to remove their masks while having lunch in the Executive Directors office while physically distancing.

  • Temperature check: We will be doing 2 temperature checks a day for our half day children (at drop off and right after morning snack). Our extended day children will have 3 temperature checks a day (drop off, after morning snack and right before they go outside in the afternoon). This will only help us to ensure that we record any possible symptoms right away and isolate if we need to.
     

To see a full list of policies in place please download our

COVID-19 Handbook.

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