Preschools COVID-19 Safety Plan

By |2020-08-13T13:37:49-05:00August 13th, 2020|Preschool|

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan  - 8/12/20 The Preschools of St. Andrew’s   The Preschools of St. Andrew’s, a ministry of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, Minnesota is required to have a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan that protects staff, children, families and the community we serve. This plan recognizes the health and safety requirements already required of The Preschools of St. Andrew’s, and is designed to assist our program in meeting the unique needs of our staff and children in care during this peacetime emergency.   According to Executive Order 20-48, child care programs, are required to follow guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Updated guidance and helpful tools can be found on  Executive Order 20-74, signed by Gov. Walz on June 5, 2020 requires The Preschools of St. Andrew’s to develop and implement a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan that outlines how we will implement MDH and CDC guidelines.  The health and safety of the children in our care, our staff, and all families, particularly during this pandemic is our number one priority.  The guidance provides specific steps we can take to continue to keep everyone safe while operating during this unique public health crisis.   The Preschools of St. Andrew’s COVID-19 Preparedness Plan describes how our program will implement the following components, in compliance with MDH and CDC guidelines for child care programs: frequent handwashing cleaning and disinfecting arrival and departure social distancing throughout the day plans for identifying and excluding sick staff, volunteers and children source control and cloth face coverings workplace ventilation playground use meals and snacks field trips and event communication and training   The Preschools of St. Andrew’s will evaluate, monitor, and update our plan as necessary. Our [...]

July 11/12

By |2020-07-12T10:24:59-05:00July 11th, 2020|Faith5, Online Resources, Preschool|

July 11/12 Don't miss the Weekend Worship Services > Join worship online at! > Four services are available: Saturday 5 p.m. (Contemporary), Sunday 9 a.m. (Traditional), Sunday 10:15 a.m. (Contemporary), and Sunday 4 p.m. (The Depot Church). Getting Ready: You will need: internet access for song and activity links; Spark Story Bible or Connect Bible. Faith5 is a simple faith practice that can be done at bedtime, after a meal, or at a special time for quiet each day. Faith5 includes five simple steps: Share your highs and lows Read a Bible verse or story Talk about how the Bible reading might relate to your highs and lows, or what you heard that feels important Pray for one another’s highs and lows Bless one another Faith5 Lesson: Gather everyone in a comfortable spot and get settled in. Invite each member of your family to share their highs and lows for the day. You can use the words blessings and bummers instead. Someone might choose to pass or not have anything to share, and that’s ok. Read the Bible story (parable) Jesus told to teach about God: The Vineyard Workers (Spark Story Bible pg. 298), or read the Gospel text that explains why Jesus taught using parables, Matthew 13:10-17, on page 1086 in the Connect Bible. Talk about the Spark Bible story or Gospel text, taking turns offering what you heard that relates to high/lows or what felt important. Pray for one another’s highs and lows. These words can help you get started - “Dear Jesus, thank you for giving us eyes that see and ears that hear. Thank you for providing for us every day. Thank you for loving me and always being with me. Thank you for (blessings). Today, please help me with (bummers). Please help me to be [...]

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