We hold a license with the State of New Jersey to run our programs and have already received the state guidelines in order to operate. We are required to follow the DCF and Office of Licensing Guidelines.
Students will be in groups of 15 or smaller. Each group will be in designated areas and will be given space to social distance 6 feet apart. Students will be required to wear a mask just like during the school day. Staff will be required to wipe down surfaces before, and after, student use (chairs, tables, etc.). We are planning on giving each child their own general supplies (crayons, markers, pencil, eraser) to prevent sharing. While eating lunch, students will be spaced out so that they can take their masks off to eat.
Logistically, there are still a few items to address with each individual school but overall Club Ed is prepared to return and operate safely in the school districts that are opening for in-school learning.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Will there be changes to how the kids are physically situated during aftercare?
Yes, we will operate at a 1 to 10 ratio. Each group will be at a designated area where they can social distance 6 feet apart.
Are all the kids still going into the gym?
We will do our best to get each group time for recreation in the gym. However, the gym may not always be available to us.
Are they staying in the classrooms?
There will be some groups in classrooms and we will try to keep them in their designated classrooms to limit contact exposure.
Are they having separate times scheduled for outdoors?
Yes, it’s required under the guidelines set forth by the Office For Licensing to all groups to be a minimum 10 feet apart. We will make every effort to keep groups away from each other.
Are the teachers staying with separate groups?
Teachers will be assigned a group for homework assistance between the hours of 3:30 to 5:30 pm. They will not be moving from group to group.
Are you mixing all kids from the same grade?
Students will be assigned to their groups by grade. This makes it easier for homework assistance and age-appropriate activities.
Are you observing CDC guidelines?
We have taken CDC guidelines into consideration, however, we hold a license with the State of New Jersey to run our programs, and so we are required to follow guidelines set forth by the Department of Children and Families Office of Licensing.
Are the aftercare staff going to wear masks?
Yes, staff will be required to wear masks at all times during program time. No one will be allowed in the building without a mask.
Are students going to wear masks?
Yes, students will be required to wear masks at all times during program time. The only exception will be during lunch, snack time and outside play.
If my child has virtual work/remote work will he/she be allowed to work on a laptop or computer? Will Club Ed have laptops/computers available for each student?
Yes, students will be allow to work remotely on their own laptops. Club Ed will not provide laptops or access to computers. We encourage parents to send headphones as well along with their child's laptop.
What if a student exhibits symptoms of illness while in Club Ed?
All students will have their temperature taken upon arrival to program. If a child has a fever of 100.4 or higher or exhibits other symptoms of illness, the child will be placed in a designated "waiting area" away from others. The child's parent/guardian/emergency contact will be called and will be required to pick up the child immediately. We will then report it to the school and the local health department.
Can I enter the building to help my child pack up when I pick up?
At this time, parents will not be permitted to enter the building. The Club Ed staff will make sure that your child has all their belongings and will escort them to the designated pickup area.
What happens if my child forgets to bring lunch? Can I get food delivered to the program?
At this time, we are not allowing anyone in the building who is not a staff person. Pomptonian, the food provider for the school district, will be pre-packaging lunch and breakfast for all student who are in school for in-person learning everyday. If you child forgets lunch, he/she will be able to get lunch at school.