Plan of Action

Updates Due to the COVID-19 Virus

Thank you all for your continual prayers and thoughts for the staff and myself, our families and the larger community as we face this Pandemic head on.

Many changes have been made to ensure a new system is set in place to care for the children in childcare during this time. The order has come from the state with many mandates and the staff here at EastLake Children’s Center plan to follow them as close as possible giving ourselves grace as we learn these new skills and how to function in our new normal.

Hours of Operation

Our current hours of operation are 6:30AM – 5:30PM

Drop Off and Pick Up

The preschool entrance will be used for entering ONLY. Families will be instructed to leave the facility after drop off or pick up through alternate doors. We will have spaces marked outside the facility where families will need to stand to wait for entrance into the school.

The director wearing gloves and a mask, will meet the parents at the front door. The director will be the only person to touch the front door and will wipe it down with sanitation wipes in between each parent. The director will take everyone’s temperature before entering the facility. Everyone entering the facility will need to wear a mask, however students and staff are not required per CDC guidelines.

The parent will take the child to the bathroom, assist the child in hand washing, then escort the child to the classroom. The staff assigned to the classroom will open doors. Each parent will need to sign their child in on the sign in sheet marked with their child’s name ONLY. Those sign in sheets will be located by each classroom door on a clipboard with a pen attached, on a table. After child is handed off to their teacher, the parent will exit down their hallway and out the alternate door. We will repeat this system until all children have arrived and are safely in the building.

The same person dropping off the child must be the one picking up that day. If this cannot be arranged, the office staff person will go retrieve the child from their classroom and walk them to the front door.

Extra Clothing

Parents will be directed to bring in extra clothes for their children in case of an accident if they have not provided already. We will ask them to bring the extra clothes in a clear zip lock bag and that is what the soiled clothes will return to them in. We will also instruct parents not to bring any back packs or toys from home, and make sure children are dressed appropriately for weather. We would however request that each child bring their own water bottle marked with their name on it.

Classroom Sizes

The classes room sizes have been decreased. The order reads that no more than 10 students in a classroom. Our plan is to have the same group of 10 children in each classroom with 2-3 staff every day. Siblings will be placed in the same class. As we gain knowledge on how to remain in compliance with the new order, we will increase each class upon new guidelines set forth by CDC & CCL.

We all understand that this is going to be a work in progress, but we must try in order to comply, to serve our community.

Classroom Design

Each classroom grouping will have 2 rooms that they will be able to utilize throughout the day. Our plan is to use the furniture in the room to create more centers, so children can explore, play and learn. We will implement mandated rotation of center play, so children have an opportunity to explore each station. Our plan is to clean and sanitize between children moving from place to place. The children will also do hand washing in between each station.

Meal Service

The cook will remain in the kitchen the entire day except when delivering food. The cook will push carts carrying food to the classroom doors. The meals will be prepared and placed on the children’s plates; the teachers while wearing gloves will hand each prepared plate to each child. No Family Style Dinning currently. The two teachers will serve the children and if anything extra is needed, one of the teachers will notify office staff and they will radio down to the cook who will put the extra supplies on the cart in the hallway. When mealtime is over, the teacher will push the cart back outside the classroom and down to the kitchen doorway, so the cook can then clean sanitize and prepare for the next meal. This system will be repeated throughout the day until all meals and snacks have been served.

The children will be seated two to a table one on each end. The teacher will serve each child the prepared plate. The teacher will check in with the children making sure that have all that they need.

When meal time is over, the teacher will collect all the plates, sending each child by 2’s to the bathroom with the other teacher. The children will be placed on a blue X… 6 feet apart in the bathroom as they wash hands and use the restroom. The teacher will clean and sanitize tables in the classroom and children will go back to open center play at the stations.

Bathroom Time

Each classroom will be assigned a specific bathroom. During bathroom time children will sit on a blue X as they wait for a turn to use the bathroom. The teacher will call for office assistance if she needs help in this area. The teacher will wipe down the hand rail and the faucets after each use with disinfectant. The teacher will be washing her hands in between each duty of service.

Nap Time

Each class will nap in their assigned classroom. All mats will be placed 10 feet away from each other. Your child may bring a personal blanket that will stay at school. The blanket will need to have your child’s name on it. In order to keep items from coming and going, we will not send blankets home at the end of the week. We will launder all items at school.

Outside Play

Classrooms will go outside on a rotation. Each class will be given 45 minutes to play outside so classrooms can visit the playground more times throughout the day.

Health Guidelines

To ensure a healthy environment we will enforce the following: A daily inspection will be given upon each child’s arrival as well as we will be taking temperatures at the door.

If your child has any of the following they must stay home:

  • A fever (of 100 or higher) or had a fever during the last 72 hours
  • Has a heavy nasal discharge
  • Has a cough
  • Is overly tired
  • Has vomited or had diarrhea in the last 72 hours
  • Has been expose to a communicable disease and may be developing symptoms
  • Has symptoms of a communicable disease (runny nose, sore throat, headache, abdominal pain, redness in or discharge from eyes, and/or a fever)

Your child will be sent home if symptoms of illness appear. They will be isolated in our designated sick room and you will be contacted to have your child picked up from our center within 15 minutes. Your child will not be able to return to school until 72 hours fever free and symptoms are no longer present.

EastLake Church Children’s Center offers a high quality preschool, kinder prep, and transitional kindergarten, and kindergarten in a safe, caring and stimulating environment where your child can mature and grow.

For 20 years, EastLake Church Children’s Center has been providing a safe, nurturing environment where kids thrive and prepare for school while learning the lifelong skills of sharing, compassion and respect.

Parent Testimonials

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We love the Dual Language program and the teachers at Eastlake Children's Center. Their class sizes are small and the children are able to advance at a faster pace with the constant attention they receive. Our previously shy Kindergartner has gained so much confidence from being in this class. During his private school assessment for next year, he chose his instructions in Spanish all on his own. I wish Eastlake Children's Center could continue all the way through grade school. We have trusted all of our children here and would recommend this children's center to all of our family and friends.

~ Julliette

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I can’t say enough great things about Eastlake Church Preschool! Both our children attended and my nieces and nephews. The teachers are amazing and so much attention is given to the details that really matter. They have highly effective communication with parents and are incredibly loving to the families. Huge thumbs - up keep up the great work!

~ Sarai

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The teachers and staff are wonderful, warm and welcoming! They take the time to learn all the children’s parents/guardians. You’re not a just a number to them! I felt like I could always speak with my son’s teachers if I had any concerns and they would seek me out to make me aware of his progress. He has developed so much academically and socially within one year. It’s a beautiful, clean and safe facility which is what initially drew me in. I’m so happy I chose EastLake Children’s Center to begin my child’s education!

~ Jackie

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I just absolutely love it! My son (2) and daughter (4) love every minute of being there! It is clean and secure. The teachers are so welcoming and absolutely love the kids. I am glad that we chose EastLake. I look forward to hearing what my kids have to say everyday! They just absolutely love it so much that they ask me to go on the weekends!

~ Lindsay

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Both my sons attend EastLake Preschool and it is just amazing. My oldest son has attended since he was 2 and now is in the TK class and all the teachers he has been over the last few years with are the best. The staff and teachers just love and care for all the kids and he has learned so much and feels so successful.

~ Katie

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Competitive Advantage

Our Center’s programs and curriculum are unmatched. Blending age-appropriate academic curriculum with…

KID-FIT

Physical Education Classes by Aerobic Fitness Consultants, Inc. “Complete fitness,nutrition and health curriculum designed especially for children ages 2-Kindergarten.” Kids learn exercise is FUN! Included as part of our core curriculum.

Zoo-Phonics

Multisensory Language Arts Program. Age appropriate approach to Zoo-phonics is included school wide as part of the curriculum. Fun and super effective for early childhood reading and writing.Teaches kids phonics and letter recognition.

Chapel

High energy interactive children’s music worship time and lesson. Bible verse of the month coordinates with the weekly lessons.

S.T.E.A.M.

Curriculum activities developed uniquely to suit each age group focusing on Science; Technology; Engineering; Arts; Math.

Our Philosophy Statement

We Strive to Help Children...

  • Develop wholesome attitudes about themselves and others.
  • Develop self confidence, self expression, self control, responsibility and the ability to be self directed.
  • Feel secure and successful away from home and become familiar with “school”.
  • Grow in awareness of God and the world around them.

To Meet Your Child's Developmental Needs We Provide...

  • Opportunities to express creativity through a variety of curriculum and activities.
  • A stimulating, encouraging, and nurturing environment to foster their desire to learn through active participation.
  • Curriculum based on all aspects of a child’s growth and development.
  • Our activities include a chapel program for children once a week with music and Bible-based lessons. Children also say grace at both snack and lunch times.