Health and Safety

Northminster Early Childhood Center is fully committed to the safety, health, and wellbeing of each and every one of our students, their families, and our employees. It is our top priority.  

All of our teachers and staff members are CPR and First Aid Certified. 

We are open to managing other allergies for our children case by case, and will let families in the classroom know if there are any allergies.

An updated immunization record is required for each student enrolled in our programs. Please click here to view New York State Immunization Requirements for the 2022-2023 school year.

2022-2023 COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Protocols and Procedures

The safety and wellbeing of our students and families are our top priority! We are following and adhering to guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and NYS Office of Children and Family Services. 

Increased proper hand washing for teachers, staff, and children. The building will be sanitized throughout the day and at the end of every school day. 

 

Children should be kept home for any of the following reasons:

  • Someone in the household has tested positive for COVID-19 and the child is unvaccinated. 

  • Anyone in your household has been tested for COVID-19 and is awaiting results, and the child is unvaccinated. 

  • Anyone in your household thinks that they could have COVID-19, and the child is unvaccinated. 

  • If anyone in your household came into contact with COVID-19 and the child is unvaccinated.   

  • Anyone in your household  (including children) is experiencing any of the following symptom(s): Fever above 100.0 degrees, cough, chills, loss of taste, loss of smell

 

If children arrive at school and are experiencing any of the following symptom(s), they will be sent home if:

  1. Have a temperature above 100.0, cough, chills, loss of taste, loss of smell. Are unable to participate in activities as normal. Need more care than staff can provide without compromising the health and safety of other children. 

If children become ill, they will need to be picked up immediately. Children may return no sooner than 24-48 hours of their last symptom(s).  

 

COVID-19 Return to School Protocols

Children who are in a household with someone who tests positive for COVID-19; children who are a close contact to someone who tests positive for COVID-19:  

  • Will need to follow the Health Departments guidelines.  An unvaccinated child will need a note from their doctor, or a negative PCR test.  These documents must be scanned and emailed to ecc@nmpres.org or dropped off on the first day back to school.  

Children who have a positive COVID-19 result:  

  • Will need to follow the Health Departments quarantine guidelines. If your child is positive, please let the Director know by email at ecc@nmpres.org, or under admin/parenting message on Brightwheel.  

 

COVID-19 Procedures for Teachers and Staff

  • All teachers and staff are vaccinated.   

  • All teachers and staff will participate in extra cleaning and sanitizing throughout classrooms, bathrooms, and common areas.  

 

New York State Child Day Care Regulations

As required by NYS and OCFS, we are providing the New York State Child Day Care Regulations which you can view by clicking here. You can access citation information by clicking here and searching ‘Northminster Early Childhood Center’ under the name search function. All citations have been corrected.

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