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Napping Preschool Children during Covid

  • 1.  Napping Preschool Children during Covid

    Posted 12 days ago
    Knowing that our children in preschool, ( 3's turning 4), cannot wear masks during nap, what is everyone doing about the air in the classroom? We were on a health and safety Zoom meeting recently and the infectious disease doctor suggested that, along with being 6 feet apart, some kind of barrier needs to be around the children. What is this and how do we provide nap safely for everyone involved? Looking for suggestions. Thanks

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    Patty Kilyanek
    Preschool Teacher

    Kingston PA
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  • 2.  RE: Napping Preschool Children during Covid

    Posted 11 days ago
    Science fair tri-fold boards were suggested. Would be hard for me personally to monitor each child. Would have to walk around more checking on them.

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    Chrissy Peuterbaugh
    Certified Teacher
    Private Preschool
    Alton IL
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  • 3.  RE: Napping Preschool Children during Covid

    Posted 11 days ago
    1. Using a wide plastic mesh like for garden fences or baby gates decorated to look pleasant..maybe with some weaving..done by children makes a nice barrier...I actually have made these b4 covid19 as friendship weaving centers. Use strong velcro to support so they can be moved when not needed. 


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    Judy Markell
    Director/teacher
    Self
    N Miami Beach FL
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  • 4.  RE: Napping Preschool Children during Covid

    Posted 11 days ago
    The children should be 6 feet apart and in a head to toe postions. They say to open doors and windows for ventilation but I don't think that is safe for most centers. I also heard of programs adding some kind of UV air filration to the Vents. I don't know much on how it works and which systems it can work for.

     



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    Jennifer Goldson
    Teacher Assistant
    Bronx NY
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  • 5.  RE: Napping Preschool Children during Covid

    Posted 6 days ago
    Wow, those recommendations seem like a lot. Now I am in Canada, but our health officials have only asked for head-to-toe positioning and 2m (6 feet) apart.

    I think would l would look at clear shower curtains on a clothesline. This way supervision wouldn't be compromised. My staff are busy doing extra cleaning during nap, so anything that blocked their line of sight would be a big safety no-no here. Other things I have seen are PVC pipe fence-like structures with clear plastic, but these are lower that shower curtains.

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    Chantalle Wakelin
    Operations Manager
    Summit Start
    Calgary AB
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