EDSE has remained open during the coronavirus pandemic, tasked with providing early childhood care for essential workers in our community. Working closely with the State and County Health Departments, we developed a rigorous cleaning protocol and formulated new procedures for students, staff and parents in order to keep everyone safe. The school was disinfected top to bottom over spring break and that level of sanitization is maintained daily. One of the benefits of having a full-time school nurse is that we have someone who understands these issues well to guide us and track the ever-changing directives. We are committed to serving our community by allowing critical workers with young children to work as they need to, while providing a safe, nurturing, and consistent environment for our students. Posted below are detailed descriptions of our classroom and cleaning procedures during the pandemic. If you have any questions about our safety procedures, please contact Nurse Jerri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MENTAL HEALTH: There have been growing concerns about the effects of the pandemic, stress, and the lack of socialization on young children. We have compiled a short list of mental health resources in case any families ever feel like their child is in need of support. There are two local Evergreen therapists who specialize in young children, as well as information about an online course that offers proactive pandemic parenting techniques. This document can be downloaded below.