COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures

We are following the health and safety guidelines developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Wayne County Health Department, our University of Michigan colleagues and our own experts to ensure a safe environment for our students and staff.

Policies & Procedures

The ECEC has developed health and safety related policies and procedures that will guide the fall semester. Highlights are below, view all of the details on this website. Health & Safety procedures on these pages supersedes information in the ECEC Parent Handbook.

Changes to Physical Spaces

Throughout the ECEC the space has been modified to minimize the spread of illness. Modifications include: 

  • Ensuring ventilation systems operate properly and increasing circulation of outdoor air.

Availability of Toys and Classroom Materials

Toys and classroom objects will continue to be available in the classroom and will be sanitized at the end of the school day and as needed throughout the course of the school day.

Mealtime and Naptime procedures

  • All food will be brought from home each day (lunch, AM snack, PM snack). Birthday and holiday food snacks/treats are not permitted. Children will continue to wash hands immediately before and after eating.
  • Children’s bedding from home will be stored in their cubby or bag throughout the week and sent home at the end of the week for sanitization.

Drop Off and Pick Up

  • Before coming to the ECEC each morning, families should monitor their child’s health and watch for any symptoms of COVID-19 or other illnesses.
  • Drop Off times are restricted to 8:00-9:30 a.m. The gate will lock at 9:30 a.m. to minimize classroom disruption.
  • Parents should take their child to their classroom through the playground. Doors are labeled with room numbers. Please knock on the outside classroom door and a teacher will greet you.
  • Pick-up times are restricted to 3:30-4p.m. After 4 p.m. children will go to Late Stay.
  • At pick up time, please enter through the playground gate and go directly to the classroom door. Please knock on the door and a teacher will assist you.
  • At this time the procedures for Drop Off and Pick Up will remain the same regardless of the weather.

Symptom Tracking & Safety Measures

  • Before coming to the ECEC parents should complete the ECEC Daily Health Screening app. 
  • Families should refer to the ECEC Child Illness Chart with questions regarding whether or not a child should be attending school. 
  • Temperatures of staff and children will be re-checked mid-day. 
  • Additional training on COVID-19 has been provided to all staff. 
  • If a staff, student or family member becomes symptomatic or tests positive for COVID-19 they must notify the ECEC Academic Director at 313-593-5424. 
  • Confirmed positive case information will be communicated to those directly impacted, this communication will include detailed information regarding expectations and next steps. 


Early Childhood Education Center

Early Childhood Education Center
18501 Rotunda
Dearborn, MI 48124
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