COVID-19 Plans

QACP 2020-2021 class plans are based around Washington’s Safe Start Reopening Plan.

Virtual or In-person instruction plans by phase

Phase 1Phase 2 Phase 3Phase 4
Infants/Tots100% Virtual100% Virtual100% VirtualHybrid: Virtual/In Person
Twos100% Virtual100% VirtualHybrid: Virtual and Outside ClassesIn classroom and Outside
Threes/Fives100% Virtual100% VirtualHybrid: Virtual and Outside ClassesIn Classroom and Outside
Threes/Fives Enrichment100% VirtualOutside ClassesIn Classroom and OutsideIn Classroom and Outside

Infants/Tots

Teacher: Monica Harris

Parent Educator: Kristina Weidert

  • Virtual call with Teacher once a week (30-minute call)

Brief description: Learn with your baby or tot while creating community! Once a week, we will be featuring songs and developmental activities, and practicing parenting tools in conjunction with a Parent Educator.  Videos will be available on YouTube and/or the QACP website. In addition, parents/caregivers will attend one hour of parent education at a separate time from the teacher time.

Twos

Teacher: Kris Gilmore

Parent Educator: Jamie Cho

  • Virtual call with Teacher twice a week (20-30 minute call)
  • Sharing opportunity for children twice a month on Friday Zoom call with small groups. This could potentially move to an in-person playdate as allowed. 
  • Weekly craft project to coincide with curriculum including take-home materials
  • Quiet time or activity boxes to be checked out
  • Online links and ideas for age appropriate activities: i.e. activity bins, pre-writing activities, pre-math activities, etc.
  • Song lyrics, titles and artists for songs and activities
  • Coordinated events like dance parties, pajama book nights, lunch bunch, teddy bear tea 
  • Access to QACP YouTube Channel featuring a monthly circle time, monthly story time and monthly movement videos such as yoga or action cards
  • Virtual Parent Education

Threes/Fives

Teacher: Tamara Convertino

Parent Educator: Jamie Cho

During Phase 1 & 2 (100% virtual)

  • Virtual call with Teacher 2 times per week (approx. 30 minutes)
  • One small group activity/week (approx. 20 minutes with 3-5 kids)
  • One office hour/week
  • Weekly email with theme, art ideas, science experiments and sensory play. This may also include take-home materials
  • Monthly calendar with special events, creative ideas for home learning, rotating event of pajama story time, dance party, stuffy yoga, etc.
  • Access to QACP YouTube Channel featuring stories and songs
  • Rotating “Quiet Time Boxes” for families to check out
  • Virtual Parent Education

During Phase 3 (Hybrid with outdoor organized meets-ups)

  • Virtual call with Teacher 1 time per week (approx. 30 minutes)
  • One outdoor circle/activity time w/5-7 students each (approx. 45 minutes)

Weather depending, this may be expanded to twice a week. 

  • Weekly email with theme, art ideas, science experiments and sensory play. This may also include take-home materials
  • Monthly calendar with special events, creative ideas for home learning, rotating event of pajama story time, dance party, stuffy yoga, etc.
  • Access to QACP YouTube Channel featuring stories and songs
  • Rotating “Quiet Time Boxes” for families to check out
  • Virtual Parent Education

During Phase 4 (Hybrid with a mix of classroom and outdoor time)

  • One Virtual call with Teacher 1 time per week (approx. 30 minutes)
  • Two outdoor and/or classroom circle/activity time with small groups (approx. 45 minutes)
  • Weekly email with theme, art ideas, science experiments and sensory play. This may also include take-home materials
  • Monthly calendar with special events, creative ideas for home learning, rotating event of pajama story time, dance party, stuffy yoga, etc.
  • Access to QACP YouTube Channel featuring stories and songs
  • Rotating “Quiet Time Boxes” for families to check out
  • Virtual Parent Education

Threes/Fives Enrichment

Teacher: Nanci Murphy

Parent Educator: n/a

Description of virtual class:

  • Weekly projects with video and zoom class support. Virtual class could include a class project or a split class with the teacher presenting the project in the morning, parent and child working on the project offline and then coming back together to share, with a final wrap with story and song(s) 
  • Weekly craft project(s) and materials
  • Access to QACP YouTube Channel featuring stories and songs

Description of in-person class:

  • Class is scheduled to meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am – 12:00pm with a cap at 10 enrolled students.
  • One classroom helper from each enrolled family will assist during in-person instruction on a rotating schedule.
  • Curriculum will use STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) projects and explorations to extend learning about themes.
  • Class will meet outdoors. We will explore and observe our environment. Many topics will relate to outdoor themes including weather, plants and seeds, animal life and habitats, insects, life cycles of plants and animals, human body, and seasonal changes. We will explore and learn about our community.
  • Class time will include fine motor, gross motor activities, free play, and circle time. 
  • Children will need to be prepared for the weather and should have a comfortable pair of rainboots, a sturdy HOODED raincoat and we suggest a pair of rain pants. 

Here is a sample of benefits of outdoor learning:

  1. Children who play outside are more physically active.
  2. Children who play regularly in natural environments have more advanced motor skills, such as agility, balance and coordination and are sick less often.
  3. Children who play outside engage in more imaginative games, interact and get along better with others.