Health + Safety Standards

Camelot Kids Response for COVID-19 Prevention

 

Camelot Kids Child Development Center is a small, flexible family run preschool that has been able to implement health and safety protocols and guidelines in accordance with California Department of Social Services Licensing Division (CDSS) and Department of Public Health joint guidance to mitigate potential risk of exposure to COVID-19. Preschools and child care centers are considered an essential service to the community, we are committed to continuing all programs as such.

Updated for 2021-2022 School Year: Let's Be Ready 

Although we have taken every precaution to mitigate the risk while at school, we cannot mitigate all risk, certainly not the risk of contracting COVID-19 while outside Camelot walls. At some point, we may need to inform families that someone in our Camelot community tested positive. It is important that we prepare ourselves for the possibility of that moment so that we can, as a community, respond instead of react. At this time, regardless of vaccination status our protocols remain in place until otherwise notified by our governing bodies which include the Los Angeles Department of Health and California Department of Social Services, Licensing office.

 

Responding on our end means:

  • We will listen + be guided by government agencies expertise and recommendations at that time.

  • We will communicate with you transparently and promptly.  

  • We will move forward without judgement, but instead with compassion and championing the spirit that we are a community of people who all love their children and families, and that no one wants to get themselves or others sick.

 

COVID-19 will be a part of our lives for some time, we need to embrace that it may make its way into our community eventually. Please note that California Privacy Law prevents anyone to disclose or share any health information, so please refrain from asking about any particular individual health condition as we will not answer any of those requests.

Vaccinations 

We at Camelot respect each individual teacher and Camelot family decision to move forward and educate themselves on the topic of COVID vaccinations. With that said, there is no mandate at this time for Camelot staff to get vaccinated and we are not asking for family vaccine records at this time. Vaccinations are a personal choice for all our staff and our families. In fact, Federal law prohibits employers to mandate their employees to receive the vaccine. Due to HIPAA compliance, Camelot Kids is not permitted to discuss any staff members’  individual vaccination status and we respectfully ask that families honor our staff’s confidentiality and privacy, which includes putting our staff in the position of answering questions regarding the vaccine. We also can not release information regarding children in your child’s class regarding any kind of vaccines.

Changes you will see around campus:
  • Camelot staff + children only on campus.

  • Pick up and Drop off are outside the building located in our parking lot.

  • No non-essential visitors​ allowed on campus, unless for immediate maintenance.

  • Wellness checks for each staff member and child before entering the building.

  • Hygiene/hand washing and sanitizing hand spray will be required at applicable intervals.

  • New Blueair Blue Pure 211+ True HEPA Air Purifiers added to each classroom.

  • Class teachers can intermix between two classes only.

  • Staggered teacher arrival time along with child arrival time.

  • Social distancing to the best of our ability.

  • Face coverings for children 2+ are recommended but not mandatory.

  • Frequent cleaning and disinfecting​ of high touch surfaces, including play equipment.

  • Parking lot is temporarily closed.

  • New daily drop off and pick up protocol.

  • Adjusted meal, snack and prep time.

  • New nap + rest period opportunities.

  • Individualized classroom play time.

It is our priority to maintain a safe and healthy environment for Camelot children and families by continuing the implementation of all new protocols, as we have been, since we re-opened on May 4, 2020. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to us: info@camelotkids.org via email or phone: (323) 662-2663.