COVID-19 Information

Information for Goddard Schools' Families and Faculty

Goddard’s number one priority is, and has always been, upholding our commitment to maintain safe, healthy School environments for your children. We understand and share the continued concern about COVID-19 and its effects on your families and the larger community. We want to provide you the information you need to make the best decisions for yourself and your loved ones.

We've created this page to share the measures we're taking to keep the children, their families and the faculty members safe in our Schools.

We are grateful for your continued trust and confidence in The Goddard School. We will get through this situation by working together and remaining focused on doing the right things.

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.

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 School as clean and germ-free as possible.

Our commitment to safety includes:

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    Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures

    Our routines for drop-off and pick-up are designed to ensure everyone in our School stays healthy and safe. Each family 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.

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    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.

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    Keeping Areas Clean

    Our teachers maintain a rigorous cleaning routine, and all high-touch surfaces and objects are sanitized regularly throughout the day. These include, but are not limited to, all learning materials, playground structures, light switches and door handles.

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    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.

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    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.


WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY CHILD IS SICK OR A FAMILY MEMBER HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19?

For the safety of children, families and faculty at Goddard Schools, anyone who is ill must stay home. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with COVID-19, immediately alert your School's owner and stay home. Please follow the CDC's recommendations if you're unwell or if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

COVID-19 Resources

Questions

If you have specific questions about your School, please reach out to your School's on-site owner or director. You can visit the Locations page to find your School and its contact information.

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