Terra Nova Christian  Preschool

1125 Terra Nova Boulevard

Pacifica, California 94044

(650) 355-2962


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Screening Methods


Screen Children Upon Arrival

Persons who have a fever of 100.40 (38.00C) or above or other signs of illness should not be admitted to the facility. Encourage parents to be on the alert for signs of illness in their children and to keep them home when they are sick.

Reliance on Social Distancing 

  • Ask parents/guardians to take their child’s temperature either before coming to the facility or upon arrival at the facility. Upon their arrival, stand at least 6 feet away from the parent/guardian and child.

  • Ask the parent/guardian to confirm that the child does not have fever, shortness of breath or cough.

  • Make a visual inspection of the child for signs of illness which could include flushed cheeks, rapid breathing or difficulty breathing (without recent physical activity), fatigue, or extreme fussiness.

You do not need to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) if you can maintain a distance of 6 feet.


How Terra Nova Christian Preschool will implement these guidelines:


  • Parents / guardians will fill out a (daily) screening form and conduct a temperature check prior to the child being allowed entry into the building.

  • After the parent / guardian has submitted the form, the screener will conduct a second inspection of the child.

  • No parent / guardian will be admitted inside the building.

  • Any child who exhibits signs of illness (or who has been exposed to an ill member of their household) will not be admitted to the building and will be required to self-isolate at home for 14 days.

  • If a child is required to self-isolate for 14 days, they will receive a 50% credit on their next monthly bill.

  • Parents / guardians will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing during pick up and drop off.

  • Parents / guardians are encouraged to call the preschool prior to pick up or establish a set pick up time so that the child will be prepared to leave when their parent / guardian arrives on site.

  • If more than four families are waiting for drop off at a set time, they will be encouraged to establish and adhere to a strict drop off schedule.

  • If a child / member of a child’s household has been exposed to COVID-19, then the parent / guardian must inform TNCP immediately so that further protective measures can be taken.


Hand Washing

  • Wash hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

  • Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

  • Remember to supervise young children when they use hand sanitizer to prevent swallowing alcohol.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

  • Cover cough and sneezes.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when you have to go out in public.

  • Cloth face coverings should NOT be put on babies and children under age two because of the danger of suffocation.

Healthy Hand Hygiene Behavior

  • All children, staff, and volunteers should engage in hand hygiene at the following times: 

    • Arrival to the facility and after breaks

    • Before and after preparing food or drinks

    • Before and after eating or handling food, or feeding children

    • Before and after administering medication or medical ointment

    • Before and after diapering

    • After using the toilet or helping a child use the bathroom

    • After coming in contact with bodily fluid

    • After handling animals or cleaning up animal waste

    • After playing outdoors or in sand

    • After handling garbage

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If hands are not visibly dirty, alcohol-based hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol can be used if soap and water are not readily available.

  • Supervise children when they use hand sanitizer to prevent ingestion.

  • Assist children with handwashing, including infants who cannot wash hands alone. 

    • After assisting children with handwashing, staff should also wash their hands.

  • Place posters describing handwashing steps near sinks. Developmentally appropriate posters in multiple languages are available from CDC.


How Terra Nova Christian Preschool will implement these guidelines:


  • All teachers have been trained in proper hand hygiene.

  • All staff will wear face coverings at all times.

  • Children (of appropriate age) will be encouraged to wear face coverings at all times.

  • Parents and guardians must wear face coverings during pick up and drop off.

  • In addition to the above, teachers are encouraged to make a habit of hand hygiene by washing their hands every time they enter a classroom.


Sick Policy


Require sick children and staff to stay home.

  • Communicate to parents the importance of keeping children home when they are sick.

  • Communicate to staff the importance of being vigilant for symptoms and staying in touch with facility management if or when they start to feel sick.

  • Establish procedures to ensure children and staff who come to the child care center sick or become sick while at your facility are sent home as soon as possible.

  • Keep sick children and staff separate from well children and staff until they can be sent home.

  • Sick staff members should not return to work until they have met the criteria to discontinue home isolation.

    • If you have not had a test to determine if you are still contagious, you can leave home after these three things have happened: 

      • You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers)

      • other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved)

      • at least 10 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared

Have a plan if someone is or becomes sick.

  • Plan to have an isolation room or area (such as a cot in a corner of the classroom) that can be used to isolate a sick child. Additional information about isolation in related settings can be found here: isolation at home and isolation in healthcare settings.

  • Be ready to follow CDC guidance on how to disinfect your building or facility if someone is sick.

  • If a sick child has been isolated in your facility, clean and disinfect surfaces in your isolation room or area after the sick child has gone home.

  • COVID-19 is confirmed in a child or staff member: 

    • Close off areas used by the person who is sick.

    • Open outside doors and windows to increase air circulation in the areas.

    • Wait up to 24 hours or as long as possible before you clean or disinfect to allow respiratory droplets to settle before cleaning and disinfecting.

    • Clean and disinfect all areas used by the person who is sick, such as offices, bathrooms, and common areas.

    • If more than 7 days have passed since the person who is sick visited or used the facility, additional cleaning and disinfection is not necessary. 

      • Continue routine cleaning and disinfection.


How Terra Nova Christian Preschool will implement these guidelines:


  • No child who exhibits signs of illness or who has been exposed to an ill member of their household will be admitted into the building.

  • Any child who exhibits signs of illness (or who has been exposed to an ill member of their household) will not be admitted to the building and will be required to self-isolate at home for 14 days.

  • If a child is required to self-isolate for 14 days, they will receive a 50% credit on their next monthly bill.

  • If a child becomes ill while at TNCP, they will be isolated in the sanctuary “cry room” with a member of staff. The staff member will wear full PPE while isolated with the child, and will encourage the child to wear appropriate protective gear. The doors of the “cry room” will be left open to allow for air circulation and the space will be thoroughly cleaned by custodial staff in the evening.

  • TNPC staff will have unlimited sick leave, but will be required to provide a doctor’s note and seek a COVID-19 PCR test (or any other method of detecting a current infection) within three days of the fist missed absence, and prior to returning to work.

  • If a child / member of a child’s household has been exposed to COVID-19, then the parent / guardian must inform TNCP immediately so that further protective measures can be taken.

  • If a staff member tests positive for an active infection of COVID-19, TNCP will shutdown for a minimum of 14 days to evaluate the severity of the outbreak. No refunds or credits will be issued.


Clean and Disinfect


Caring for Our Children (CFOC) provides national standards for cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection of educational facilities for children. Toys that can be put in the mouth should be cleaned and sanitized (see below). Other hard surfaces, including diaper changing stations, door knobs, and floors can be disinfected.

Intensify cleaning and disinfection efforts:

  • Facilities should develop a schedule for cleaning and disinfecting.

  • Routinely clean, sanitize, and disinfect surfaces and objects that are frequently touched, especially toys and games. This may also include cleaning objects/surfaces not ordinarily cleaned daily such as doorknobs, light switches, classroom sink handles, countertops, nap pads, toilet training potties, desks, chairs, cubbies, and playground structures. Use the cleaners typically used at your facility. Guidance is available for the selection of appropriate sanitizers or disinfectants for child care settings.

  • Use all cleaning products according to the directions on the label. For disinfection, most common EPA-registered, fragrance-free household disinfectants should be effective. A list of products that are EPA-approved for use against the virus that causes COVID-19 is available. If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for concentration, application method, and contact time for all cleaning and disinfection products.

  • If possible, provide EPA-registered disposable wipes to child care providers and other staff members so that commonly used surfaces such as keyboards, desks, and remote controls can be wiped down before use. If wipes are not available, please refer to CDC’s guidance on disinfection for community settings.

  • All cleaning materials should be kept secure and out of reach of children.

  • Cleaning products should not be used near children, and staff should ensure that there is adequate ventilation when using these products to prevent children from inhaling toxic fumes.

  • Teacher’s aids will rotate between classrooms, cleaning toys and surfaces when that class is on the playground / fellowship hall. And they will clean common areas in between use by classrooms. Teachers will help in this task by separating touched and untouched toys, and by cleaning their classrooms in the mornings and evening.


Clean and Sanitize Toys

  • Toys that cannot be cleaned and sanitized should not be used.

  • Toys that children have placed in their mouths or that are otherwise contaminated by body secretions or excretions should be set aside until they are cleaned by hand by a person wearing gloves. Clean with water and detergent, rinse, sanitize with an EPA-registered disinfectant, rinse again, and air-dry. You may also clean in a mechanical dishwasher. Be mindful of items more likely to be placed in a child’s mouth, like play food, dishes, and utensils.

  • Machine washable cloth toys should be used by one individual at a time or should not be used at all. These toys should be laundered before being used by another child.

  • Do not share toys with other groups of infants or toddlers, unless they are washed and sanitized before being moved from one group to the other.

  • Set aside toys that need to be cleaned. Place in a dish pan with soapy water or put in a separate container marked for “soiled toys.” Keep dish pan and water out of reach from children to prevent risk of drowning. Washing with soapy water is the ideal method for cleaning. Try to have enough toys so that the toys can be rotated through cleanings.

  • Children’s books, like other paper-based materials such as mail or envelopes, are not considered a high risk for transmission and do not need additional cleaning or disinfection procedures.

Clean and Disinfect Bedding

  • Use bedding (sheets, pillows, blankets, sleeping bags) that can be washed. Keep each child’s bedding separate, and consider storing in individually labeled bins, cubbies, or bags. Cots and mats should be labeled for each child. Bedding that touches a child’s skin should be cleaned weekly or before use by another child.


How Terra Nova Christian Preschool will implement these guidelines:


  • All toys touched by a child will be placed in a marked bin after use.

  • Teacher’s aids will regularly pick up bins and wash/sanitize used toys in the dishwasher.

  • Cloth toys will be removed from classrooms or will be laundered after use by the teacher.

  • Carpets and surfaces in classrooms will be cleaned nightly by custodial staff.

  • Classrooms will be cleaned according to a set schedule when children are in the playground.

  • The playground will be cleaned between use by separate classes.

  • Teachers will ensure that used bedding it taken home to be washed at the end of every week.

  • EPA-approved wipes and cleaning solutions are available in every classroom.


Food Preparation and Meal Service

  • If a cafeteria or group dining room is typically used, serve meals in classrooms instead. If meals are typically served family-style, plate each child’s meal to serve it so that multiple children are not using the same serving utensils.

  • Food preparation should not be done by the same staff who diaper children.

  • Sinks used for food preparation should not be used for any other purposes.

  • Caregivers should ensure children wash hands prior to and immediately after eating.

  • Caregivers should wash their hands before preparing food and after helping children to eat.

Facilities should follow all other applicable federal, state, and local regulations and guidance related to safe preparation of food.


How Terra Nova Christian Preschool will implement these guidelines:


  • All food preparation will be done in the kitchen and delivered to children in their classrooms.

  • All children and staff will wash their hands prior to eating.


Caring for Infants and Toddlers


When diapering a child, wash your hands and wash the child’s hands before you begin, and wear gloves. Follow safe diaper changing procedures. Procedures should be posted in all diaper changing areas. Steps include:

  • Prepare (includes putting on gloves)

  • Clean the child

  • Remove trash (soiled diaper and wipes)

  • Replace diaper

  • Wash child’s hands

  • Clean up diapering station

  • Wash hands

After diapering, wash your hands (even if you were wearing gloves) and disinfect the diapering area with a fragrance-free bleach that is EPA-registered as a sanitizing or disinfecting solution. If other products are used for sanitizing or disinfecting, they should also be fragrance-free and EPA-registered. If the surface is dirty, it should be cleaned with detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

If reusable cloth diapers are used, they should not be rinsed or cleaned in the facility. The soiled cloth diaper and its contents (without emptying or rinsing) should be placed in a plastic bag or into a plastic-lined, hands-free covered diaper pail to give to parents/guardians or laundry service.

Washing, Feeding, or Holding a Child

It is important to comfort crying, sad, and/or anxious infants and toddlers, and they often need to be held. To the extent possible, when washing, feeding, or holding very young children: Child care providers can protect themselves by wearing an over-large button-down, long sleeved shirt and by wearing long hair up off the collar in a ponytail or other updo.

  • Child care providers should wash their hands, neck, and anywhere touched by a child’s secretions.

  • Child care providers should change the child’s clothes if secretions are on the child’s clothes. They should change the button-down shirt, if there are secretions on it, and wash their hands again.

  • Contaminated clothes should be placed in a plastic bag or washed in a washing machine.

  • Infants, toddlers, and their providers should have multiple changes of clothes on hand in the child care center or home-based child care.

  • Child care providers should wash their hands before and after handling infant bottles prepared at home or prepared in the facility. Bottles, bottle caps, nipples, and other equipment used for bottle-feeding should be thoroughly cleaned after each use by washing in a dishwasher or by washing with a bottlebrush, soap, and water.

How Terra Nova Christian Preschool will implement these guidelines:


  • Teachers have been trained in the above procedures.

  • Infants and toddlers must have at least three changes of clothes on hand.

  • Teachers are provided smocks / coveralls for holding children, and will change as needed.



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Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people. 

The Terra Nova Christian Preschool has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, Terra Nova Christian Preschool cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending Terra Nova Christian Preschool could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19.


By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending Terra Nova Christian Preschool and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at Terra Nova Christian Preschool may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Club employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families.

I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my child(ren)’s attendance at Terra Nova Christian Preschool or participation in programming (“Claims”). On my behalf, and on behalf of my children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Terra Nova Christian Preschool, its employees, agents, controlling entities, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of the Club, its employees, agents, controlling entities, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any Club program.



Signature of Parent / Guardian                                                                                                                            Date



Name of Parent / Guardian                                                                                               Name of Participant(s)

COVID-19 and Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children


​​​​You may have heard news reports about a possible connection between COVID-19 and a rare but​ serious health condition in children called Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). We are watching this very carefully and trying to learn all that we can about it.​

We want to reassure parents that most children are not affected by the coronavirus, and reports of children who become seriously ill remain rare and unusual cases.

What we know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has made a connection between COVID-19 and Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). While we do not know who is most at risk for this illness, scientists around the world are working hard to understand this syndrome and how best to treat it. ​

​The best thing you can do to protect your child is to call your pediatrician if you have any concerns about your child’s health. Pediatricians are open for business and able to care for your children now.​​​​​



MIS-C has been compared to another rare childhood condition, Kawasaki Disease, because it shares some of the same symptoms. But we now know this is a different illness. If you notice any of the following symptoms, call your pediatrician:

  • a fever lasting more than 24 hours

  • abdominal pain, diarrhea or vomiting

  • rash or changes in skin color

  • trouble breathing

  • your child seems confused or overly sleepy​

Be sure to let your pediatrician know if your child has tested positive for COVID-19 or has been exposed to the virus. Your pediatrician will let you know you if your child can be seen in the office or if you need to go to the emergency department.

​While Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children sounds frightening, the American Academy of Pediatrics reminds parents that this condition is still very rare. ​​



Call your pediatrician with any questions or concerns about your child. Do not be afraid to go to the pediatrician's office for checkups, vaccines, or if your child is sick. Your pediatrician cares about your child's health and is taking extra steps to make sure everyone is safe when they come in.​


2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


​​​​​​​​​​​​COVID-19, discovered in December 2019, has now spread throughout the world. While there is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, doctors and researchers are learning more about it every day. Here's what we know now and how you can protect your family and others.

Symptoms of COV​​ID-19

Symptoms of COVID-19 range from mild to severe. They generally begin 2-14 days after being exposed to the virus and often include cough and shortness of breath.  At least two of these symptoms can also suggest a person has COVID-19: fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and a new loss of taste or smell.

Although COVID-19 is a new disease, it belongs to a family of coronaviruses that usually cause illnesses like the common cold. As the virus spreads, we see many people with mild symptoms, but others who get very sick and need to be cared for in a hospital. Although most people recover, many have died. The reason health officials are concerned is because the virus is new, which makes it hard to predict how it will continue to affect people.

Who is most at ​​​​risk?

According to the US. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), children do not seem to be at higher risk for getting COVID-19. However, some people are, including

  • Older adults

  • People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:

    • Heart disease

    • Diabetes

    • Lung disease

    • Suppressed immune systems

Does COVID-19 affect children the sam​​e way as adults?

Early research suggests that fewer children than adults with COVID-19 get a fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Few children with COVID-19 have had to be hospitalized. However, severe illness has been reported in children, most often in infants less than a year.

How to protect your fa​​mily

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, but there are a few things you can do to keep your family healthy:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer. Look for one that is 60% or higher alcohol-based. Avoid making your own hand sanitizer. If made incorrectly, it can burn the skin.

  • Reduce close contact with others by practicing physical or “social distancing." This means staying home as much as possible and avoiding groups. If you do need to run an essential errand like going to the grocery store or pharmacy for your family, the CDC recommends wearing a cloth face covering.

  • Teach kids to cough and sneeze into a tissue (make sure to throw it away after each use!) or to cough and sneeze into their arm or elbow, not their hands.

  • Clean and disinfect your home as usual using regular household cleaning sprays or wipes.

  • Wash stuffed animals or other plush toys, following manufacturer's instructions in the warmest water possible and dry them completely.

  • Avoid touching your face; teach your children to do the same.

  • Follow local and state guidance on travel and stay at home restrictions.​

​​If your child has been exposed to COVID-19, or you are concerned about your child's symptoms, call your pediatrician immediately.​​

How to care for someone in your family with COVID-19

People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 ar​e usually able to isolate at home during their illness. However, it may be recommended to take these additional steps:

  • Separate family members with COVID-19 from others as much as possible. The person with the virus should stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Ideally, they should use a separate bathroom, if available. Limit visitors in the house.

  • Avoid contact with pets. This includes petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food.

  • Call ahead before visiting the doctor. This will help them take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.

  • Avoid sharing personal household items. Don't share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in the home. After using these items, they should be washed thoroughly with soap and water.

  • Extra cleaning for all “high-touch" surfaces. These include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them. Use a household cleaning spray or wipes and follow the instructions on the label.

  • Monitor symptoms. Call your doctor or health department right away if the illness gets worse.

Note: The American Academy of Pediatrics agrees with the World Health Organization about the use of ibuprofen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Right now, there is not enough evidence to recommend you avoid using ibuprofen, unless you have an underlying medical condition that makes ibuprofen less safe. Using acetaminophen is a reasonable and safe option. In children, the goal should be to improve their overall comfort, monitor their activity, look for signs of serious illness, and make sure they drink enough liquids.

The AAP recommends parents talk with their child's pediatrician about the correct dose before using any medication. Use a medication syringe or dropper to measure the correct amount because they are more reliable than a measuring spoon. 

Dealing with school and chi​​ldcare closings

In many communities, schools and childcare centers are temporarily closed to help slow the spread of the virus. If your children need to stay at home due to the outbreak, see Working and Learning from Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak for tips on balancing schooling, working, media time and more.

Talking to children about COVID​​-19

There's a lot of news coverage about the outbreak of COVID-19 and it can be overwhelming for parents and frightening to kids. The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages parents and others who work closely with children to filter information and talk about it in a way that their child can understand. These tips can help:

  • Simple reassurance. Remind children that researchers and doctors are learning as much as they can, as quickly as they can, about the virus and are taking steps to keep everyone safe.

  • Give them control. It's also a great time to remind your children of what they can do to help – washing their hands often, coughing into a tissue or their sleeves, and getting enough sleep.

  • Watch for signs of anxiety. Children may not have the words to express their worry, but you may see signs of it. They may get cranky, be more clingy, have trouble sleeping, or seem distracted. Keep the reassurance going and try to stick to your normal routines.

  • Monitor their media. Keep young children away from frightening images they may se​e on TV, social media, computers, etc. For older children, talk together about what they are hearing on the news and correct any misinformation or rumors you may hear.

  • Be a good role model. COVID-19 doesn't discriminate and neither should we. While COVID-19 started in Wuhan, China, it doesn't mean that having Asian ancestry – or any other ancestry – makes someone more susceptible to the virus or more contagious. Stigma and discrimination hurt everyone by creating fear or anger towards others. When you show empathy and support to those who are ill, your children will too.

Stay informe​​d

Families are encouraged to stay up to date about this situation as we learn more about how to prevent this virus from spreading in homes and in communities.


Health Care Screening 

Child’s Name:      



Time In:       





Subjective fever (felt feverish):



New or worsening cough:



Shortness of breath:



Sore throat:






Current temperature:

If you answer “yes” to any of the symptoms listed above, or your child’s temperature is 100.4°F or higher, your child will not be admitted to Terra Nova Christian Preschool. Please self-isolate at home and contact your primary care physician’s office for direction.


  • You should isolate at home for a minimum of 10 days since symptoms first appear.

  • You must also have 3 days without fevers and improvement in respiratory symptoms.




Had close contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19?


Traveled via airplane internationally or domestically?

☐ Yes

☐ Yes

☐ No

☐ No


If you answer “yes” to either of these questions, your child will not be admitted to Terra Nova Christian Preschool. Please self-quarantine at home for 14 days.


I affirm that the above certifications are true and correct to the best of my knowledge. Further, I understand that action may be brought against me for knowingly providing false or misleading information.




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