As a program licensed by the State of Connecticut, Family Centers follows all required regulations and are inspected regularly. In addition, we are under the jurisdiction of the Town of Greenwich Department of Health, and ensure that all local health guidelines are followed as well.
We uphold stringent health policies for both staff and children to keep our community healthy and limit the spread of disease. Our staff are CPR/First Aid certified and receive Medication Administration training. Additionally, each year, every staff member completes Emergency Medication Training, which includes EpiPen and AviQ use.
Each of our Early Care and Education buildings are locked and secure, and all visitors must be buzzed in. Parents at Warburg, Gateway, and Grauer are given key fobs to have immediate, emergency access to our sites.
Meals at all sites are Child and Adult Care Food Program compliant. Children are served a variety of foods from across the food groups each day. Parents are provided with a menu each month.
State ratios are always maintained; 4:1 for infants and toddlers with a group size no greater than 8, and 10:1 for preschool aged students with a group size no greater than 20.
COVID-19 Safety Measures
At Family Centers, the health of our children, their families, and our teachers is a primary concern. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Early Care & Education team has implemented the following protocols to ensure students enjoy a safe learning enviornment.
- Air Scrubbers have been installed at all sites
- Masks must be worn by all staff at all times
- Masks must be worn by children age 3 and above (in line with CT regulations)
- Mask breaks are provided for children during the day (indoors while socially distant and while outdoors)
- Masks are provided to students in need (both new, reusable cloth masks and disposable masks)
- Plexiglas table dividers are used during unmasked meal times
- Family Style Meals have been suspended (teachers serve children)
- Plexiglas dividers are placed between cots at unmasked nap times
- Frequent handwashing is enforced by staff and children
- Hand-sanitizing stations are placed at entrances to buildings
- Changing/covering of shoes upon entry to building is enforced
- Drop-off and Pick-up take place at exterior doors
- Temperatures are taken each morning upon entering the buildings
- Families must answer a COVID Health Questionnaire each morning
- Only staff and children are permitted into the building
- All parent and consultant visits are virtual
- Shared, high traffic areas are routinely cleaned throughout the day
- All toys and materials are disinfected at end of day, in addition to regular custodial cleaning
- Frequent COVID-19 testing of staff and children takes place as needed
- No mixing of staff is allowed in rooms to limit any possible exposure
- Stringent Contact Tracing is utilized to reduce spread of the COVID-19 virus