Extra Safety Protocols for Infants
Staff members who work with infants will wear see-through plastic face masks so children can see their faces. We know that infants learn language by watching how words are formed on the mouths of their caregivers. We also know that facial recognition is vitally important for infant attachment and social-emotional development.
To further protect our youngest learners and the educators who love and care for them, all staff members who interact with infants will wear an additional layer of sanitized, protective clothing, such as a smock, to provide additional safety for infants. If any bodily fluids from infants get on the staff member’s clothing, they are required to change that article of clothing. We are keeping multiple smocks and aprons in our facilities and staff members are required to have extra changes of clothing on hand.