COVID-19 Information

Goddard’s promise and commitment to provide a safe, healthy environment for your children remains paramount. We share your concern about COVID-19 and its effect on our families, staff and larger community.  Our goal is to inform you about the safety measures we take to keep children, families and faculty members safe so that you can make a sound decision for your family without uncertainty. 

  • School Operations

    Goddard Schools are following the guidance and directives from their state childcare licensing department, health department, local and state government agencies and CDC guidelines to ensure the health and safety of your child. 

    Schools do not make operating decisions lightly. While each School is independently owned and operated by franchisees, we encourage and empower them to make the best choices for families and faculty by keeping the health and safety of everyone top of mind.

    In addition to Goddard's own rigorous health and safety protocols, we're reinforcing CDC-recommended preventative measures, which we describe below.

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How We're Keeping You Safe

Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our children, families and faculty. That’s why we’ve been working hard to implement additional policies and procedures to help keep our Schools as clean and germ-free as possible.

Some of the policies and procedures include:

  • Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

    Families will be permitted inside the foyer where our administration will conduct a quick health screening to ensure you and your child do not have a fever above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or other flu-like symptoms. Parents or guardians may enter the School safely with their children but, at this time, are not permitted to enter any classrooms. Parents and guardians should follow the School’s social-distancing practices and the walking route(s) to their children’s classrooms during drop-off or pick-up.

  • Practicing Social Distancing

    We practice social distancing in the building and our classrooms throughout the day. For added safety, children remain in their designated classroom or on the playground with their teachers and classmates. Special visitors to support educational programs are permitted outside in our playground areas.

  • Face Coverings

    We have provided all Schools with guidance and best practices about wearing face coverings at School. Along with our guidance, Schools must follow childcare licensing and state guidelines to ensure they are compliant with COVID-19 health and safety orders.  

  • Keeping Areas Clean

    Our teachers have implemented an even more rigorous cleaning routine than usual. All high-touch surfaces and objects are sanitized regularly throughout the day. These include, but are not limited to, learning materials, playground structures, light switches and door handles. 

  • Food Prep Procedures

    Teachers continue to wear gloves while helping children with snack time and lunch. The teachers serve children individually and we have discontinued family-style servings at snack time. 

What should I do if my child is sick or a family member has been diagnosed with Covid-19?

For the safety of all, anyone who is ill must stay home. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with COVID-19, immediately alert your child’s School and stay home. Please follow the CDC's recommendations if you or a loved one have signs and symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19. 

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