Protocols for Reopening ECIs

This blog follows in the series of Protocols for Reopening ECIs for Children 0 to 5 Yeas Old. The information presented in this blog can be found on the ECC’s website.

Here are some recommended guidelines for the physical layout of ECIs:

  • ECIs should use temporary walls/dividers to divide a room into smaller spaces to serve multiple groups, under limited circumstances and should be approximately 3 4ft high
  • Clearly mark the 6ft spacing between desks, mats, cribs, etc. or as much spacing as is possible
  • When using mats, consider placing children head to toe in order to further reduce the potential for viral spread
  • ECIs should stagger arrival and drop off times and/or plan to limit direct contact with parents as much as possible
  • ECIs should stagger playground and lunch times
  • Parents should be encouraged to provide reusable eating utensils for their children
  • ECIs should have the same types of toys in different colours and allocate a specific colour to a specific group
  • In recognizing that physical distancing is difficult with small children and infants, some suggestions to support physical distancing include, planning activities that do not involve shared objects or toys; and, when possible, moving activities outside to allow for more space.

For updated information on COVID-19, we continue to encourage the public to visit the MoHW website at https://www.moh.gov.jm/. For updates and information on ECD, please visit the ECC website at https://ecc.gov.jm/.


 

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One comment

  1. Showers Andrea · January 8

    Good morning 🌞 to you can i see a copy of your cleaning schedule and the new time table please

    On Wed, Jan 6, 2021, 1:25 PM EARLY CHILDHOOD COMMISSION wrote:

    > The ECC Blog Spot posted: ” This blog follows in the series of Protocols > for Reopening ECIs for Children 0 to 5 Yeas Old. The information presented > in this blog can be found on the ECC’s website. Here are some recommended > guidelines for the physical layout of ECIs: ECIs s” >

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