CDC is our BFF
And a 20-second hand-washing jingle that’s too good not to finish.
All Piper employees are expected to follow CDC guidelines at all times, both on and off campus. Further, support staff is scheduled to routinely clean, sanitize, and disinfect while ensuring safe distancing.
Yes. All adults wear masks but, at this point, they’re pretty cute. Children are not required to wear masks… just smiles.
While children within each pod can enjoy an ease of social distancing, adults will remain 6’ apart.
CLEAN AS A WHISTLE
MERV 13 Air Filters installed throughout entire building.
HEPA Air Purifiers stationed in each classroom.
HVAC System re-programmed to refresh air every 10 minutes.
Nightly sanitizing of entire building.
Toys, materials, and equipment are sanitized between groups; Children have their own bag of sensory materials to use for specific activities.
Maintenance staff is on-site to routinely clean, sanitize, and disinfect the school; The maintenance staff practices social distancing, and is not in contact with children or teachers.
Classroom bathrooms are used by one child at a time; all surfaces are disinfected after each use.
Piper follows the national standards for cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfection of educational facilities for children. Teachers model and monitor procedures for bathroom, meals, and activities, based on updated guidelines… and good ol’ fashioned hygiene.
TOGETHER, WE ARE BETTER.
We are a community who values the health of every child, every parent, and every family. It is because we take every precaution possible, and take care of one another, that we are able to open Piper and invite you to join.
All adults will wear a face mask at all times.
All adults will model social distancing at all times; signage is posted throughout each campus and at entryways to indicate appropriate spacing.
Access to campus is limited; parents and visitors will meet remotely or by individual appointments only.
Large group events such as Parent Orientation, Parent Workshops, and Faculty Meetings are held virtually.
All adults are expected to adhere to CDC guidelines, both on and off campus, as we are entrusted with the health of one another.
While there is much left unknown of this virus, the simplicity of prevention has remained a constant – and will be enforced with a zero tolerance policy.
Our innovative Piper Pods allow children to feel the benefits of an intimate setting, yet sense the energy of our community as a whole. We look forward to welcoming your family to ours… with open-aired arms.
WHO MAKES UP A POD?
2 Teachers & 10-12 Children
Pods consist of the same teachers and children everyday. We’re in this together.
Redesigned for our new reality. Family-style.
Siblings? Cousins? Friends? Kevin Bacon?
Join one of ours or bring your own. If you know others who you’d like to have in your pod, we can create one to fit your family and further limit exposure.
A small group setting allows for mixed-age groups and custom curriculum.
BACK TO LIFE. BACK TO REALITY.
Within each pod, children will interact and teachers will engage just like the good ol’ days. There will be paint. There will be glue. There will be fun.
Extra precautions are in place during snack and lunch.
We love to think outside of the box… literally. By creating classrooms throughout our playground, we’ve maximized outdoor time for every Piper Pod.
Outdoor spaces reflect our interior design. Never been? Come on in.
PRIVATE PARK? SEE YA THERE.
Classes with parent discussions are hosted by our Parenting Facilitators and held via Zoom, while a private playdate on the Piper playground is offered each Saturday.
Playdates are optional, intended to give your child a safe space to play with the children in your class, an in-person connection to other parents, and to get to know our school.
INFANT & TODDLER
Classes such as Parent & Me, Music, Messy Art, and Tumble Time are available for children from 6 weeks to 18 months.
This is where it all starts… come on in.
Safe spaces and friendly faces.
How will schools open? What will schools look like? Will my child ever get out of the house?
We’ve all clicked the same links. The CDC has been clear with their guidelines, and we’re on board.
What is an entrance screening?
Stop. Hammertime. Everyone entering the building is screened. Temperature checks and sanitizer are a daily routine – and normalized by our collective tone. Seeing this process in other public settings also helps to demystify the screening for our children, and will soon feel normal. Your child will take your cue… reiterating the purpose in simple and gentle terms is best (i.e. “We are keeping our bodies healthy.”).
How will social distancing work?
The intention of creating small class pods is to allow an ease of this restriction. While teachers and other adults will maintain the recommended 6’ distance from one another, the teachers and children within one group are not expected to do so.
What will drop-off and pick-up look like?
This is preschool… and we’re all learning to wait our turn. Just as we line up at the grocery store, your pod will line up for a brief moment and then enter as one.
Will I be allowed to participate in my child’s separation process?
Yes. Transitioning into school has been extremely important to us since the conception of Piper, and that continues to be the case. Ranging from 1:1 visits to small pod playdates, a nurturing process will redefine normalcy. A detailed plan that is easy to follow, yet encapsulates all guidelines as well as the essence of Piper, is provided to all enrolled families.
What if my child is uneasy about masks?
While some children are unphased when they see masks, others may feel cautious. Our best advice is to acknowledge their feelings, but not over-inform. It may also help to have a few extra masks around the house, try them on stuffed animals, or just have them available in your child’s dress-up area (you have one of those, right?). We promise… your child will take your lead and masks will naturally be normalized. Additionally, children will not be asked to wear masks.
What are your cleaning practices?
This could take a minute. First, our support staff is on-site to clean and disinfect high-touch areas and bathrooms throughout the day, and scheduled to sanitize the entire building each night. All classrooms and materials, both indoor and outdoor, are also thoroughly cleaned and disinfected each evening. All classrooms are also stocked with soap, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes. Additionally, all teachers are issued a super cool fanny pack so supplies are always readily available, in case they aren’t within reach of one of our many sanitizing stations. Lastly, for now, MERV 13 air filters have been installed, as well as HEPA air purifiers. So… we’re basically in a bubble.
Thank you so much for your interest in Piper. Our faculty’s dedication and perseverance through this temporary time has been a wonderful reminder of why we do what we do.
Community is at the core and together, we are better.
IMAGINE. EMPOWER. INSPIRE.
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