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. As preschools and child care centers are considered an essential service to the community, we foresee keeping our campus open for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Updated for Fall 2020: 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 that moment so that we can, as a community, respond instead of react.

 

Responding on our end means:

  • We will move quickly to inform government agencies.

  • 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.

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

  • No non-essential visitors​ allowed on campus.

  • Drop-off/pick-up happens outside in parking lot.

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

  • Children with symptoms will be sent home.

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

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

  • Reduced class sizes - “Cohort” of 12 children.

  • Social distancing to the best of our ability.

  • Face coverings for children 3+ are suggested but not mandatory at this time.

  • Frequent cleaning and disinfecting​ of high touch surfaces.

  • Parking lot is temporarily closed.

  • New waiver to Parent Admissions Agreement regarding health screening changes and Pandemic Policy. 

  • Modified hours of operation.

  • New daily drop off and pick up protocol.

  • Adjusted meal, snack and prep time.

  • New nap + rest period opportunities.

  • Individualized classroom play time.

Have questions? Please see our FAQ section below. If you do not find your answer there please reach out to us via phone or email and we will do our best to answer your questions promptly. 

FAQ's - Health + Safety Standards:

What if my child is sick?
  • Please do not bring them to campus. Remain at home until fever or symptoms of respiratory infection has been gone for at least 72 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine.

Sibling / Household Sick Policy:
  • If someone in your household or someone directly in contact with your child (this includes siblings, grandparents, nannies, babysitters etc.)  is sick, has a fever, signs of diarrhea and/or is visibly sick, all involved must also adhere to our sick policy. That includes siblings going home at the same time if during the school day. If your child is attending another school and goes home sick please let us know so we can get your child at Camelot ready for pick up.

What if a teacher is sick?
  • We have substitute teachers ready to come in at any moment, however the cohort of children in that classroom may be asked to stay home for 3-5 days depending on the severity of the illness. Camelot admin will notify families.

  • If a childcare worker is suspected to have or diagnosed with COVID-19, the childcare worker must remain off work until symptoms are fully resolved and negative laboratory tests have been confirmed.

What about play time outside?
  • The yard is sectioned off into six different areas for cohorts to play in during the course of the day.  The cohorts rotate into various sections at different times.  Each cohort has their own toys to play with during outside play time.  All structures and play equipment are disinfected after each use.

  • There will be no extra play time outside on the yard before or after your child's day at Camelot. Please be mindful and do not congregate outside in the parking lot.

What if someone in my child's classroom cohort is sick?
  • That child needs to stay home 72 hours without fever or signs of sickness and without fever reducing medication.

    • Depending on the severity of the illness, we may ask that the group be sent home and quarantined for 3-5 days depending on the severity of the illness.

What if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school?
  • Please join our texting service so that in case of an emergency we can update you right away!

    • See PARENT EMAIL to enroll in our text messaging service. This is one of the ways we will spread LARGE CAMPUS news. We will also send out information by email.

  • Although extreme, in this instant we are required to notify CDSS and the Department of Public Health depending on the severity of the illness the group of kids affected / adult affected may be quarantined for the full 14 days as recommended or instructed by the DPH.

What if I need to pick up early?

Please call our front office so we can make sure that your child is ready to go when you arrive on campus. You may not enter our facility at this time so please if you have an unannounced drop off or pick up call the front office (323) 662-2663 or email Katie directly at ​katie@camelotkids.org

What are the steps taken if my child is sick while at Camelot?
  • Factors to consider but not limited to:

  • Fever of 100.4 or higher, diarrhea and vomiting.

    • Child will be isolated immediately from others in the group

    • We ask that you pick up your child along with their items within the hour

    • When you get to Camelot please call us, a staff member will walk your child out to you.

What are you using to clean?
  • We have two designated cleaners to make sure all classrooms get sprayed down with a                        bleach/water solution.

  • All classes are well ventilated before students get in to class.

  • We are making sure that during the entire day toys are switched out and new items are brought                      out to play with.

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 via email or phone via the info below. You may also want to review the latest info from the California Department of Social Services Licensing Division (CDSS) and Department of Public Health joint guidance.

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Camelot Kids Child Development Center


2880 Rowena Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90039

Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm 


Phone: 323.662.2663

Fax: 323.372.3784

 

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