PRESCHOOL NEWS JULY 2020
by Janet Beaulieu, Preschool Director
Our staff had two training days before the start of our summer program. It was a beautiful site to be together six feet apart. We began with a prayer to guide and protect us. We had pages and pages of material that was required training from the State.
I asked each staff person what they had learned during the time of our shelter in place. Family time was renewed. Card games and socializing as a family was once lost in our busy schedules. Learning about a newborn on a 24-hour clock deepened a bond. Phyllis said she learned to let go worrying about the little stuff. In the same house, just a chair away, I learned how important the little stuff is.
Our school was set up for independent play and social distancing. Two-year -olds really like an environment that does not harp on sharing. We were required to have touchless wastepaper baskets, soap dispensers and paper towel dispensers. We have always been the cleanest preschool in the area.
On the day of school, parents and children arrived with their masks on. Temperatures are taken before they can enter the gate. Parents are no longer allowed on the preschool campus. Each child has their own sign in sheet and nothing is shared. We had eight children the first day. I have to tell you, they were wonderful children. They were so tired of their parents, that there was not one tear.
Our journey has taken a new road but the adventure is still abundant. The children will teach us to be resilient. They know that all superheroes wear masks.
-Janet Beaulieu, Preschool Director