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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT SAFETY PROTOCOLS IS LLA FOLLOWING TO MITIGATE THE SPREAD OF GERMS AND VIRUSES?

In order to limit the spread of communicable diseases inlcuding Covid, Strep, Flu, etc., LLA is allowing access for our essential staff and enrolled children ONLY. Families WILL NOT be permitted beyond the lobby.

 

You will notice drop off and pick up times on your Registration Form/Tuition Contract. Please select the drop-off and pick up times you expect (to the best of your current knowledge of course!). Upon dropping off, your child will be screened for communicable dieseases and will be helped to wash hands before entering our classrooms.

 

Many policies and procedures have been updated to reflect important well-being, health, hygiene, and cleaning practices. Please refer to the updated Parent Handbook for policies for enrolled students and parents. A summary of our efforts is below:

  • We have dedicated cleaning staff from 5pm to 7pm daily.

  • We have replaced all flooring and removed fixed carpeting for ease of cleaning and will have area rugs only for floor time. These will be disinfected on a regular basis. 

  • Classrooms have cubbies that allow everyone’s personal belongings to remain separate without touching. 

  • We have purchased a Portable UV Sanitation Cart that kills 99.9% of viruses. This will be used in each classroom during off-hours and children will not have access to it. 

  • All of our classrooms have sinks to make handwashing even easier. Frequent handwashing has always taken place and will continue to be a focus especially when arriving, before and after meals, after toileting/diapering, and after being outside. 

  • High-frequency toys are being sanitized throughout the day. This has always been our process. 

  • We have amplified the cleaning and disinfecting procedures of all frequently touched surfaces. We will be especially attentive to the regular changing of air filters and deep cleaning on a regular basis. 

  • To assist in keeping supplies separate and dedicated, when possible, to an individual student, each student will receive a kit of school supplies including crayons, markers, glue sticks, etc. 

  • We have adopted a Test to Stay policy relative to Covid. Please be sure to refer to the updated Parent Handbook for details. If a child appears or becomes sick at LLA, they will be isolated with a staff member until they can be picked up. 

  • Our staff has been fully trained on COVID restrictions and protocols, and all staff is required to be vaccinated.

  • We have adjusted our curriculum and daily practices to include a focus on social/emotional support and to increase teaching efforts about staying healthy and the spread of germs. This is age-appropriate, fun, and interactive, and not at all a scary experience! 

HOW DOES LLA COMMUNICATE WITH ME?

Our teachers and staff love an open dialogue with our amazing LLA families! Miss Debbie and our LLA team feel this is crucial in our partnership. We use the Procare Engagement App daily not only for daily check in and check out; we also use the app to report on classroom updates or news, and also like to share fun photos throughout the day too! While teachers post periodically and are reachable, their primary attention is of course on the children and the classroom daily happenings.

 

Procare does not replace all forms of communication with LLA. We are always available when it comes to you and your child – reach us at 856-559-0199 or littlelearningacademy@gmail.com.

WHAT CURRICULUM DOES LLA FOLLOW?

LLA offers a fun and exciting hands-on, play-based curriculum in accordance with New Jersey Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards and New Jersey Birth to Three Early Learning Standards. Our curriculum and daily practices also include a focus on social/emotional support. Teachers will communicate with you about what we are learning so that you can reinforce at home.

WHAT CAN I BRING OR NOT TO BRING TO LLA?

  • A canvas tote bag will be provided to all students to bring to and from LLA daily. Replacement and extra canvas totes are available for $15.

  • Lunch bags or a bento box, and nap items must fit in the bag. Nap items should be limited - crib size items ONLY please.

  • If your child is masking, please be sure extra clean masks are provided in their bag daily. Children are strongly encouraged but never forced to wear the mask.

WHAT SHOULD I PACK FOR LUNCH EACH DAY?

Please send your child’s lunch in a brown bag with disposable baggies, or use a bento box. No heat-ups or lunch boxes will be accepted. If lunch items need to be refrigerated, please note that on the package along with your child’s name. Pizza day is each Friday.bag. A labeled, lidded cup can be brought and will be left in your child’s cubby and must be taken home daily to be cleaned. All other items should be packed in disposable plastic or paper bags and kept in your child’s canvas bag provided by LLA. We recognize this may differ from your current daily practices.

DOES LLA OFFER SPECIAL ACTIVITIES?

Yes! LLA offers special fun events and special visitors throughout the school year. All visitors and special guests are fully screened and are required to be vaccinated. These events are optional, and the cost will be included on the school calendar. Please know if for any reason your child can not attend, we will not allow the child to feel excluded and will offer him/her something fun to do. Payment should be included in your child’s folder/LLA canvas bag. The activity calendar is always available at www.littlelearningacademy.com/calendar.

WHERE SHOULD I PARK FOR DROP OFF AND PICK UP?

We love Collingswood and our community! On-street parking is available on Dill Avenue and on Park Avenue. Please be mindful of driveways and parking permit signs. Our driveway is closed to all traffic during school hours, with the exception of space for one car to pull in temporarily at the end. If you opt to use the driveway spot, it should be for 5 minutes or less and you must pull all the way to the right as we share our driveway. Cars blocking access or for an extended period of time may be towed at owner's expense.

 

For other questions, please don't hesitate to reach out!

 

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