AECA is open for in-person instruction. In our facility it is priority to mitigate risk. The health and safety of our students, staff, and community is of utmost importance. In addition to daily routine sanitizing, we have added the electrostatic method of cleaning into our school environment.
AECA provides a valuable service in our community, and we take that responsibility seriously. We will make regular updates as new information becomes available.
Our Health and Safety Practices
We are following CDC guidance, as well as, state and local officials and health authorities, as we take extreme care to maintain our safe, healthy school environment. We have enhanced our already rigorous health protocols to include layered measures of prevention:
- Protective Masks: Face coverings are required for any adult, child or staff member entering the building. Please do your part to care for us, while we care for you.
- Temperature Checks: Everyone is screened (staff, children, parents, visitors, etc.) upon arrival for temperature and evident symptoms.
- Limited Classroom Access: To curb the spread of germs and control group size, we are having parents and family members remain in common areas of the center only.
- Wellness Checks: Regular wellness checks are conducted throughout the day. Parents/Guardians of unwell children are notified immediately and asked to retrieve their child from school.
- Enhanced Health Practices: We’ve strengthened our existing cleanliness and hygiene practices (such as more frequent hand washing, increased cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting of surfaces and items in classrooms).
We require children and staff to stay home from school for 14 days following the last potential exposure, if any member of the household has (or may have) a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19. In addition:
- The children’s health is observed throughout the day, if any potential sign of illness is detected, teachers and staff will respond appropriately.
- If your child becomes ill at school, you will be contacted immediately so your child can be picked up as soon as possible. Prompt pick up is necessary for the child’s well-being as well as the well-being of the school community.
Overall, the best way to ensure our students have limited exposure to germs is by keeping children at home when they are ill and/or contagious. We ask that you please watch your child closely and contact your physician if your child appears to be feeling under the weather. Please remember your child must be kept home if they display any signs of illness.
AECA follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance for child care providers (CDC Childcare and K-12 Guidance) and their Travel Advisory (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices).