August 6, 2020
Hello Sunny Face Families,
We are getting ready!!
Sunny Faces understands that many of you are anxious for us to open as quickly as possible. You have missed your friends and teachers and we have missed all of you too!!
Although Phase 3 reopening for Ontario has come into effect, Sunny Faces made the decision to delay the reopening of our centres until September 2020. This decision was made in part with the results of our recent parent survey, but also with the ongoing changes impacting a safe reopening for child care centres. Our No. 1 priority remains the health and safety of all staff, children and families.
Sunny Faces requires time to confirm our reopening process aligns with our local Public Health, the Ministry of Education, Toronto Children’s Services and our local school Boards. We need to fully understand the required policies and guidelines and ensure that we take the time to implement them properly. Sunny Faces needs to confirm that our staff understand the changes and are trained to meet regulations and guidelines upon our return.
In the meantime…
Management is busy getting ready and doing everything possible to ensure our centres meet the highest standards of health and safety by modifying our policies and programs to ensure proper physical distancing practices can be maintained. Sunny Faces has been undergoing a deep and thorough cleaning of all toys and equipment. The School Boards will continue to do a deep clean of our shared program space.
Here are just a few of the safety measures you’ll see when you return:
Controlled and restricted building access
Contactless health screenings prior to entry
Physical distancing measures to maintain 2 metres (6 feet) between people
Increased sanitization and disinfection
Increased hand-sanitizing locations
Cohort classes that support the guidelines for physical distancing
We all have a shared responsibility to support the safety of ourselves and those around us as we continue to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
We can’t wait to open the doors. Until then, Be Well, Be Safe and Stay Healthy!
Sunny Faces Management