DISCLAIMER: These guidelines have been created based on the information we currently have. They will continue to evolve as we are provided with more industry specific guidelines and recommendations from our State and Local agencies. We reserve the right to change and adapt all programs based on new information as it becomes available. We do not want to provide a false sense of security and while we will operate with strict precautions, these guidelines are the minimum of what can be expected in our class setting. Updated:11/20/2020
RED LEVEL: We are operating under our Permanent Child Care License #167731. Providing a hybrid learning/care opportunity which includes virtual and reduced capacity/small groups as allowed.
We have established guidelines to do our very best to keep our families and students safe. However, there will always be an inherent risk when participating in any activity. We ask that you register for classes only if you are 100% comfortable with our policies and procedures outlined below.
Mountain Kids/MCDA will operate on the following principles and guidelines. We reserve the right to adapt and change these based on new information/guidelines provided to us by National, State and Local Governments. We commit to using the best information available at the time for all decision making purposes.
Providing opportunity for social distancing in a learning environment
- Limit number of classes in the facility.
- Staggered class start times when possible to provide ample room for social distancing.
- Create class instruction that allows for social distancing, using spacing and stations to keep students engaged and spaced to accommodate recommended social distancing.
- Encourage curbside drop-off and pick-up for students 5yrs and older to restrict number of adults in facility
- Separate drop-off (west side of building) and pick-up (south side of building) locations.
- Comply with all ADA regulations and guidelines.
Continuation of previous safety and health guidelines:
- Adhering to a 100% well policy for students and families attending class. Students or families exhibiting a cough or other respiratory symptoms along with a fever should stay home. Students arriving for class exhibiting signs of illness will be asked to go home. Virtual classes will be available for all make-ups. CDPHE “Can I go to school today?
- Daily health check upon drop-off. This form will be texted to you each day you attend class. It should be completed prior or upon arrival for each student attending class that day.
- Increased disinfecting high touch and common areas between all class times.
- Continued disinfecting of equipment before and after classes.
- Faculty will continue to remind and assist with hand washing before and after class, carrying sanitizer in class and using as needed.
- Faculty must stay home if feeling sick or showing any flu/cold-like symptoms. Faculty must wash hands upon arrival, between classes, and prior to leaving the facility.
- Frequency and rigor of equipment cleaning and disinfecting will continue by both our faculty and our nightly professional cleaning crew.
Additional protocols include:
- Commitment to the CDPHE return to learn and contact guidance specific to levels in handling possible covid exposures outside and inside of the facility. Contacting BCPH immediately upon any known possible exposure in facility. BCPH will guide us every step of the way in the event of a possible covid exposure in the facility.
- Students must bring their own water bottle. Water bottles will be available to purchase onsite. We strongly encourage using reusable water bottles filled at home. Water bottles left in the facility will be held for one week and then recycled.
Here’s how you can help:
- Remind your student to wash their hands upon arrival at the facility before class and again after class. At this time we will have a staff member available prior to each class to sanitize hands prior to entering the building.
- Respect our 100% well policy. Stay at home and away from others when sick.
- Stay home when others are exhibiting illness in your household
- Stay home if you have a pending test in your household
- Wash your hands often with soap and water
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Cover your cough.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces at home.
- Follow guidelines for public safety provided by local agencies.
- Will be worn by all adults when unable to maintain 6ft of social distancing. Masks are encourage to be worn upon arrival/exit (required 11yrs+), students may be exempt from wearing a face mask during physical activity. American Academy of Pediatrics: Guidelines for Safe Return to Sports
Updated Tuition Policy
- Tuition is prorated based on your start date and debited monthly. Tuition will remain consistent each month. You will not pay more for longer months, nor less for shorter months.
- Your monthly tuition is debited on the 16th of each month for the coming month. ie: October tuition, debited on Sept.16th.
- On Demand programming is available for make-ups, holiday closures or natural breaks in our schedule.
- Make-ups are available by registering for a make-up in an age appropriate virtual zoom class or by utilizing our extensive On Demand Library.
- Missed classes are not eligible for a tuition credit or refund for any reason. We kindly ask families to utilize our on demand library should they be required to isolate or quarantine.
- In the event of a new stay at home order all programming will pivot to virtual learning.