Primrose School of Thornton

The health and safety of our staff and the children entrusted to our care is our top priority. We are proud to maintain high standards of safety and cleanliness while maintaining a caring and nurturing environment where children can thrive.

Health & Safety Practices in Place

Since the First Primrose school opened in 1982, the health and safety of children and staff has always been the priority. Each Primrose school is held to high standards of safety and cleanliness while maintaining a caring and nurturing environment where children can thrive.

Our COVID-19 response has been exemplary –flexible and adaptive to changing requirements, as we have been part of the Colorado Emergency Childcare Collaboration, taking care of the children of first responders and emergency workers. We are in constant and close contact with the guidance provided by the CDC and CDPHE, and by our nurse consultant from Children’s Hospital.

Limited Building Entry

  • Touchless drop off and pick up procedures are in place using the Procare app on their phone.
  • Any children or staff with respiratory illness symptoms or fever required to return home and stay home until fever free for at least 24 hours.

Health Checks

  • Parents are required to answer COVID screening questions prior to signing their children into school. Staff are also required to answer these questions before clocking in to their classrooms.
  • Teachers are trained on common signs of illness in children.
  • Visual reminders are placed throughout the school and in every classroom to keep symptoms of illness top of mind.

Healthy Hygienic Behavior

  • Healthy hygienic behavior is practiced -frequent hand washing by children and staff, which is embedded in our curriculum and in daily staff protocols.
  • Crib sheets for infants are laundered daily. Cribs are assigned to individual children.
  • Individual cots and blankets are provided for each child and laundered weekly. Cots are disinfected daily.
  • Playground equipment limited in use to one classroom at a time and disinfected frequently.

Training and Planning

  • Continuous health & safety training by Primrose is attended by the owners and staff, including first aid and CPR certification.
  • Annual standard precautions training, including infectious diseases, is required for all staff.
  • An up-to-date and customized Safe School Plan is maintained and posted in all classrooms for easy teacher access –we also have a COVID Emergency Plan in place.

Cleaning, Disinfection and Sanitization

  • Frequent cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing of high-touch toys, classroom equipment and surfaces with hospital-grade disinfectant at least twice a day by our own staff.
  • Any mouthed toys are removed immediately and disinfected during naptime and at the end of the day.
  • Staff under takes the general cleaning of the classrooms and school and following an environmental cleaning checklist.
  • Our school is equipped with hand sanitizing stations and a Zonotech disinfecting machine.

Our Commitment

With a clear appreciation of the trust you place in us, we are committed to following the stringent Primrose health and safety protocols, and ensuring our school meets or exceeds the guidelines from local and state officials.

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