OUR HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Since first opening Kids N Us in 1988, the health and safety of children and staff has always been our top priority. We hold each Kids N Us school to high standards of safety and cleanliness while maintaining a caring and nurturing environment where children can thrive. Here's how we're keeping your child safe:
CUSTOM CLASSROOM DOORS
Each classroom door is custom made to include a door hinge guard with rounded edges. These guards prevent small fingers from being pinched and injured.
SECURE ENTRANCES & EXITS
Each school entrance is equipped with a keypad or a bluetooth reader that requires a code to enter the building. These codes are changed often to ensure security.
BIOMETRIC CHECK IN STATION
Once in our school, parents/guardians are required to check their child in and out using a biometric fingerprint scanner. This scanner allows Kids N Us to safely monitor the whereabouts of each child in our care.
AGE APPROPRIATE PLAYGROUNDS
Playgrounds are securely fenced and designed with safe zones and healthy play environments including separate age appropriate spaces and equipment.
Cleaning and Sanitizing our equipment, classrooms and facilities are a paramount value of Kids N Us. Our high expectations for cleanliness are cutting edge in the industry. We frequently disinfect and sanitize high-touch toys and surfaces, in addition to incorporating frequent hand-washing into our curriculum and daily staff protocols
Kids N Us has a consulting nurse who conducts monthly on-site visits to keep staff educated in illness prevention practices, feeding schedules, and assessment of growth and development, to name a few. The nurse is available to discuss parent questions and concerns.
Kids N Us practices monthly fire drills, quarterly earthquake drills and semi-annual lock down drills. Further information regarding our disaster preparedness can be found in our Disaster Response Handbook located in the school’s lobby.
Each child and staff member with respiratory illness symptoms or fever are required to return home and stay home until fever free for at least 24 hours. We also train our teachers to look for common signs of illness in children, and place signage in every classroom to keep signs of illness top of mind. Annual health & safety trainings are also held for managers and staff, including first aid and CPR certification.
OUR ENHANCED HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS
DAILY WELLNESS CHECKS
Each family is required to submit a daily health screen and temperature check before entering the school.
Hand-washing will be required for both children and adults upon entry and frequently throughout the day according to enhanced Kids N Us Policies.
LIMITED CLASSROOM MOVEMENT
Movement between classrooms throughout the day will be limited for both teachers and students to the best of our ability.
SURFACE & CLASSROOM CLEANING
In addition to our current cleaning procedures, KNU staff will regularly clean and disinfect high touch surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, countertops, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc. using the COVID-19 strength bleach and water solution.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
Masks for adults: All teachers are required to wear masks. We ask that all adults wear a mask during drop-off and pick-up, or any time you're in our school.
Masks for kids: Students ages 5 and up (or any child in our school-age program) are required to wear face masks in our schools.
SCHOOL CLOSURE CONSIDERATIONS
If a COVID-19 case is reported, Kids N Us will do all they can to limit exposure. Closing classrooms or the entire school may be considered and evaluated on a case by case basis. Parents will be notified of potential exposure their student may have had while attending Kids N Us.