In any regular year, pick-up and drop-off are hectic times of the school day. Now, with increased regulations in place, they are even more so. Here is a step-by-step guide to ensure you meet health and safety guidelines as students check-in and out of school each day.
Pick-up and drop-off of children should occur outside the childcare setting unless there is a need for the parent or caregiver to enter the facility (e.g., very young children). If a parent must enter the setting, they should maintain physical distance from staff and other children present and be reminded to practice diligent hand hygiene and maintain physical distance when they are in the facility.
If there are multiple entrances, pick-up and drop-off can be split at separate entrances to avoid parents and caregivers gathering in large numbers.
While this requires a lot of upfront planning, you will ensure health and safety for students, staff, and families with a predictable routine, integrated policies, and safety regulations.