Your child's safety is our top priority. We go to extraordinary lengths to keep everyone healthy and safe while ensuring a comfortable and joyful learning environment.
On average, preschoolers experience eight to ten illnesses a year. We know that managing the demands of work can be challenging when your child is ill. We strive to limit the spread of communicable diseases in our center and are committed to implementing policies that balance and respect the needs of children, families, and staff in these circumstances.
Our Child Illness Policy is based on the Model Health Care Policies developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. You can read our full Illness policy in our Family Handbook.
We are so excited to welcome you all back to our beautiful campus. Over the past number of weeks and months we have received guidance from a number of health and educational organizations regarding reopening our campus. Based on this guidance, Temple Sinai has implemented many new safety measures for families, children, and staff to follow so that we can continue to reduce the spread and keep everyone as healthy as possible.
These guidelines were developed following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, the Florida Department of Children and Families, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Miami-Dade Early Learning Coalition. We were also blessed to have the guidance of physicians on our Board of Trustees and the council of Dr. Jose R. Mateo, a Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Broward Health in Coral Springs.
Safety is fundamental to creating a learning environment. That's why our beautiful campus is fully gated with two full-time guards on duty. One guard is located at the front gate and stops every car without a decal while the other guard is stationed at Gan Sinai's entrance. Whenever our children move around our campus they are escorted by one of our guards.
So that we are ready to face any safety challenge, we practice fire drills monthly and our staff are trained in infant/toddler/child/adult CPR, basic first aid, defibrillator usage, blood borne pathogens, and the Heimlich maneuver.