Information for Young Achievers’ Families and Faculty
Young Achievers priority is our commitment to maintain safe, healthy 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 programs.
We are grateful for your continued trust and confidence in Young Achievers.
Young Achievers will follow the guidance and directives from our state and local governments and their local health departments as they make a variety of decisions related to COVID-19. Many of the children enrolled in our program have family members playing essential roles in this crisis, including parents who work as nurses, doctors, grocery store clerks and more. Our program serves parents and guardians who work to support their families.
Young Achievers does not take operating decisions lightly. Young Achievers aims to make the best choices daily for families and faculty by keeping the environment healthy and safe. We are 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 environments as clean and germ-free as possible.
Some of our new policies and procedures include:
DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP PROCEDURES
Our new routines for drop-off and pick-up are designed to ensure everyone in our programs stay healthy and safe. Only one family at a time will be permitted inside the foyer, where our administration will conduct a quick health screening to ensure your child does not have a fever above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or other flu-like symptoms. A designated team member will take your child to and from the classroom. For pick-up, a team member will bring your child to the foyer. Please be mindful of keeping a six-foot distance from others during drop-off and pick-up.
PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING
We will practice social distancing in the classroom throughout the day. Your children will remain in the classroom or on the playground with their team leaders and classmates. For added safety, different classes will not interact with one another, and all special events and visitors will be postponed until further notice.
KEEPING AREAS CLEAN
Our team members will implement an even more rigorous cleaning routine, and all high-touch surfaces and objects will be sanitized regularly throughout the day. These include, but are not limited to, all learning materials, playground structures, light switches and door handles.
FOOD PREP PROCEDURES
Team members will continue to wear gloves while helping children with meals. We will discontinue family-style servings. Team members will serve children individually. Labeled meals from home are welcomed.
We have provided staff trainings and postings for all with guidance and best practices about wearing face coverings during programming hours. Along with our guidance, everyone entering the building must follow local health and state guidelines to ensure they’re compliant with health and safety orders. For example, it’s mandatory for businesses in Pennsylvania to provide face coverings to their employees, which must be worn at all times while on-site.
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 Young Achievers, anyone who is ill must stay home. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with COVID-19, immediately alert Young Achievers and stay home. Please follow the CDC’s recommendations if you’re unwell or if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19.