LWTG's COVID-19 RESPONSE

The safety of our families and our staff is our highest priority. 

We realize that families are managing so many changing realities and are grateful for your patience as we work to navigate the complexities of operating our program during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

LWTG Teachers and Board of Directors are regularly reviewing guidance from our public health officials, Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), our local Public Health Department, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), LWTECH and local school districts, the Organization for Parenting Education Programs (OPEP), and other organizations to ascertain the most appropriate course of action.

 

LWTG is working diligently to prioritize the safety of our families and staff while providing meaningful programming for all the families we serve.

COVID-19 SAFETY AND HEALTH DAILY HEALTH SCREENING


• Health screening for signs of being sick for all staff, adults and children at entry each day.
• At drop-off times with the child’s family
• Staff, adults or children, sick with any illness must stay home.


Ask the parents or guardians the following questions (Working parents must also answer the questions):


Does your child have any of the following symptoms that are not attributable to another condition now or in
the past 3 days (72 hours)?


· A cough
· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
· A fever of 100.4°F or higher or a sense of having a fever
· A sore throat
· Chills
· New loss of taste or smell
· Muscle or body aches
· Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea
· Congestion/running nose – not related to seasonal allergies
· Unusual fatigue


Has your child or anyone in your household had any of the above symptoms?


Has your child or anyone in your household tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days or are awaiting
results of a COVID-19 test due to possible exposure or symptoms?


Has your child or anyone in your household been told by a public health or medical professional to self-monitor,
self-isolate, or self-quarantine because of concerns about COVID-19 infection in the last 14 days.


Has your child been in close contact with anyone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19


Has your child had any medication to reduce a fever before coming to care?


Do not allow entrance to class for the child or adult if the answer to any of the above questions is “yes.”


If the answer to all of the above questions is “no”, check the child for signs of being sick, such as flushed
cheeks, tiredness.

As always, any questions please ask your teacher!  You can email us here.

LWTG is now enrolling for the 2021-2022 and the 2022-2023 school years. Please stay tuned for updates as we await local policy announcement!

 

Refresher on handwashing for toddlers

Now is a great time to begin prepping your little ones for class by doing some simple things at home like frequently washing hands and practicing with wearing face masks.

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Although they are not required for kids to attend LWTG, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) strongly recommends that children over the age of 2 wear masks when in a school setting.
 
Not sure how to introduce masks into your regular routine? Here are a few tips & tricks shared by other parents:

*  Make it fun! Let your kiddo pick out their own masks or personalize one by adding their own decorations. You can also familiarize them with a mask by placing the one on their favorite doll/stuffie. The more creative you can get, the better!

*  Get the right fit: If possible, try a few different mask designs to find the one with the best fit, making it as comfortable as possible. After all, a comfy face is a happy face!

*  Practice, Practice, Practice! Encourage them to try wearing a mask throughout the day, even if it’s only for a few minutes at a time, and model good mask-wearing behavior by sporting one yourself. They are likely to follow your lead.

We have so much fun stuff planned for you and your little ones this quarter – we can’t wait to get started!

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