COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Policy and Preparedness Plan

As a co-op preschool, we have been able to address the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the 2020-2021 school year in a way that suits the majority of our families. Below are the options that we currently offer as we continue to monitor and adjust to the changing needs of our community.

Virtual Option

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we offer a virtual preschool option for our families at a reduced tuition price consisting of the following:

  • Monthly in-person supply and library book pickup.
    • Preschool activities and instructions are sent home with each student and utilized during the entire month at home. Supplies have included playdough, paints, fine- and gross-motor skill activities, sorting beads, sand art, and even an owl pellet investigation kit in partnership with Blandford Nature Center.
    • Library books are also available for checkout during supply pick-up.
  • Weekly 30-minute Zoom meetings that include storytelling, puppetry, playdough work, action songs, and more. These meetings are led exclusively by our teacher, Kathryn Wilson.

In-Person Option

If a majority of families and our teacher choose to resume in-person learning, we will resume our regular preschool experience with the following health and safety adjustments to ensure a safe experience. We will continue to offer the virtual experience for those families who are not ready to return to in-person learning as well. Read our full COVID-19 Response Plan.

  • Daily check-in to assess COVID exposure for both our teacher and our in-class adult volunteer, including temperature checks
  • Daily check-in to assess COVID exposure for all families
  • Daily temperature checks for each student before entering the building (this is done by either the in-class adult volunteer or the parent/guardian of the student)
  • Limited classroom size

If you have additional questions about how we are addressing the pandemic, please contact the 2020-2021 board president, Heidemarie Petersen, at president@nwco-oppreschool.com.