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ELC Safe Operating Plan

Ensuring a safe learning environment for our community.

Please note that our protocols will change as new information emerges relative to COVID-19, and changes in state and federal guidelines and mandates evolve. 


Responsible & Informed Operating Plan

As we follow guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC), and the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH),  please keep in mind that our collective health and safety requires a collaborative approach. There is no one single protocol to rely on. We are all responsible for following a multistep process, and no plan is perfect. While we cannot eliminate the risk of Covid-19 entirely, our plan strives to mitigate and manage the risk to our faculty, staff, and students while still allowing us to provide the deep and meaningful experience that is the hallmark of our Early Learning Centers.  It is also important to note that our protocols are subject to change as information related to COVID-19 and state and federal guidelines evolve, and as we work through any potential kinks to new routines as we all settle into the new year.   

PAGE UPDATED:  November 1, 2020

ELC Covid-19 Protocols

The health and safety of our students and staff is always our top priority. At this time and always, Mead's Early Learning Program is proud to provide a home away from home and a safe, nurturing environment for our students.

Our Child Care Program has been open since the beginning of the pandemic. Mead implemented its first Covid-19 safety protocols in March 2020 according to CDC, OEC, and Stamford Health Department Guidelines.

The following Health & Safety Measures have been implemented to support the safe operations of the Early Learning Program, Infants-Pre-K.

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Illness Policy
Home Toys
Cleaning & Disinfecting
Face Coverings

Our protocols and procedures are carefully designed to help ensure that our students and staff remain safe.

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Cohorting and Physical Distancing
Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures
Daily Health Screening
Hours of Operation

Purpose: to decrease the risks of spreading COVID-19 and shall include the following:

  • Coordination with the local health department to assist with contact tracing.   
  • Identification of a response team within the school with specific responsibilities.         
  • Consideration of what signs and symptoms exhibited by students or staff would require immediate dismissal from school; for what period of time; and conditions for readmittance.

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Isolation Rooms
Contact Tracing
Student/faculty/staff member is exposed to COVID-19 from a close contact
Student/faculty/staff member presents with symptoms
Student/faculty/staff member is diagnosed with COVID-19