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545 Zor Shrine place, Madison, WI 53719 Conveniently located behind REI
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Covid-19 Response

The Well and their amazing teachers never closed all throughout the pandemic. We have been able to keep all of our teachers on staff and have even hired a new teacher. We are thankful for the wonderful families of the essential workers, the families who paid monthly tuition even while not attending, and for those families who did have to leave for their own unique situation, but whom let us know how much we meant to them.

It has been an emotional period that has really brought our school closer together and we have done our best to make lemonade out of these lemons everyday.

Please find the first two phases of our response to the pandemic below. While this list is not all inclusive of the changes we made, it is the same as the communication we shared with our families. Phase three will be implemented as we continue to receive guidance from state and local officials.

Stay Well: Phase 1

  1. Our float teacher’s role was redefined to include the daily cleanliness of the highly touched areas around the facility, as well as daily cleaning tasks
  2. Hand free soap dispensers were installed in the Saplings/Blossoms restroom as well as the adult/Willows restrooms. We will be replacing all of soap dispensers by June 1st.
  3. As mentioned above, the water bottles will need to be picked up daily, washed and returned the following day
  4. No shoes beyond the cubbies, kids must wear socks
  5. Professional cleaning company contract is in the works and will be in place by June.  This will be a twice weekly sanitizing.
  6. Check in/out – teachers will do the check in/out, so we can minimize the use of the ipad (highly touched surface).
  7. There will be a sanitizer at the entrance and exit, parents are asked to use it prior to coming in and when going out.
  8. Drop off/pick up – only one parent can come in to the facility at a time, parents won’t be allowed to go beyond the cubby area. A teacher will welcome your child at the half door and take him/her to the room.  Teachers are always available and happy to talk to our parents in this location.
  9. Temperature checks will be taken daily on our staff
  10. Please avoid coming into the facility if you are not feeling well

Stay Well: Phase 2

  1. Our float teacher’s role was redefined to include the daily cleanliness of the highly touched areas around the facility, as well as daily cleaning tasks
  2. Hand free soap dispensers were installed in the Saplings/Blossoms restroom as well as the adult/Willows restrooms. We will be replacing all of soap dispensers ASAP.  Update: They are currently backordered until July 15th.  
  3. As mentioned above, the water bottles will need to be picked up daily, washed and returned the following day
  4. No shoes beyond the cubbies, kids must wear socks
  5. Professional cleaning company contract is in the works and will be in place by June. Update: This will be a daily cleaning and sanitizing of the entire facility.
  6. Check in/out – teachers will do the check in/out, so we can minimize the use of the ipad (highly touched surface).
  7. Starting on 05/18, we ask all parents to wait at the main door to drop off or pick up their child.  We will keep the exterior door open.  
  8. We will be adding X’s on the ground to mark where the next parent should wait. A staff member will unlock the second door for you. We will try to be as efficient as possible, but please note that we may need to ask you to wait few minutes while we help other families.
  9. There will be situations in which kids will require further assistance to come in (for example, infants or children that may need a friendly hand as they say bye to mom and dad), in which cases we will consciously make an exception to the 6 feet guideline.  
  10. Unfortunately, this will limit the daily handover and we will rely on Brightwheel to be our main source of communication. Our teachers will still be available to talk to parents about any concerns that you may have, we will just ask you to let us know in advance, so we can setup a meeting outdoors, via zoom, or when possible have your teacher be the one to do the handover at the door.
  11. We ask you to please bring only the items that your child needs for the day, so we can keep track of everyone’s belongings, as well as keeping the cubbies cleaned
  12. During this period, we will ask you to keep car seats outside, unless you have an exceptional situation where you need to leave it in the facility
  13. Our staff will start wearing masks starting on 05/18. We ask parents to wear masks at drop off and pick up time too.
  14. Parent teacher conferences are being set-up to use Zoom or a telephone call depending on the wishes of the families.
  15. Temperature checks will be taken daily on our staff and children.  We will start taking the children’s temperature when our touch free thermometer arrives.  Schedule to arrive May 20th -26th.
  16. Please avoid bringing your child, if he/she has any signs of illness. Any child or staff with a temperature of 100.4F or higher will be asked to stay home until their temperature returns to normal.
  17. We will be adding X’s on the ground to mark where the next parent should wait. A staff member will unlock the second door for you. We will try to be as efficient as possible, but please note that we may need to ask you to wait few minutes while we help other families.
  18. There will be situations in which kids will require further assistance to come in (for example, infants or children that may need a friendly hand as they say bye to mom and dad), in which cases we will consciously make an exception to the 6 feet guideline.  
  19. Unfortunately, this will limit the daily handover and we will rely on Brightwheel to be our main source of communication. Our teachers will still be available to talk to parents about any concerns that you may have, we will just ask you to let us know in advance, so we can setup a meeting outdoors, via zoom, or when possible have your teacher be the one to do the handover at the door.
  20. We ask you to please bring only the items that your child needs for the day, so we can keep track of everyone’s belongings, as well as keeping the cubbies cleaned
  21. During this period, we will ask you to keep car seats outside, unless you have an exceptional situation where you need to leave it in the facility.