Welcome to Jenny Hart
Jenny Hart is a full-day Christian Preschool and Kindergarten committed to quality childcare in the community of Irvine. We put emphasis on our play based programs which focus on building healthy social skills, while exposing children to pre-academic concepts. Our school activities offer a balance between teacher-directed and child-initiated learning experiences, appropriate for each age group.
CLASS SIZES, RATIOS & STAFFING
Class sizes will be kept as small as possible, no larger than 14 children in the same class group.
Class groups (cohorts) will stay with the same staff members and group of children to the greatest extent possible.
To minimize exposure to both children and staff, we will limit the number of staff and other children, that each child may encounter.
All staff will wear face coverings while in the building and around children or other staff members.
Staff will undergo a health check upon arrival, which includes a temperature check.
Each child will have their own designated chair and place at the table that will remain consistent.
Each child has their own individual art supplies and sensory materials.
Activities will be provided for individual play and small groups to limit close contact as much as possible.
We will provide visual cues on the floor and in the classroom to help children understand where they can play.
When possible, we will eliminate waiting in lines.
Teachers will limit physical contact with children to caregiving routines and times of comfort.
CLEANING & SANITIZING
All staff has been trained in proper cleaning and sanitizing procedures. Custodians will continue to clean and sanitize each night. In addition, we have adopted the following procedures.
Items have been removed from the classroom that cannot be easily sanitized.
All toys that are used will be collected after use and sanitized each night.
Children will have dedicated crayons and markers to use.
There will be no shared sensory activities.
All high contact areas will be sanitized after high-use times.
When possible, windows will remain open to allow for fresh air and ventilation.
We will continue current handwashing/sanitizing times and intervals.
The intervals include:
Before going to the playground
After coming inside from the playground
After toileting or anything involving a bodily fluid
Before and after eating
Before leaving for the day
In addition, we implemented the following procedures:
Staff will assist each child in washing their hands and ensure teaching proper handwashing etiquette for at least 20 seconds.
Staff will turn the water on and off for each handwashing.
The staff will administer soap to each child.
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE
All adults entering the building must wear face coverings.
Authorized adults must check children in and out of the center each day using a full signature on the sign in and out sheet at the front door.
Except for authorized staff, no adults are allowed in the Jenny Hart building past the pony wall that separates the building’s entryway to the Jenny Hart hallway, unless it is an urgent or extenuating circumstance.
Upon the arrival of all children, a health check will be conducted using a touchless thermometer.
Jenny Hart staff will escort the child to their class and from their class.
Interested in Enrolling Your Child to a Class?
Meet some of our Leadership Staff at Jenny Hart
Our dedicated family of teachers are fully qualified professionals in the field of Early Childhood Education.
Many of our staff hold AA or BA degrees as well as Teacher Permit Credentials for the State of California. All of our loving staff is CPR/First Aid certified, renewing as a whole staff every two years. Our minimal teacher turnover allows for program stability and the growth of meaningful relationships, not only with the children but also with their families. As a close-knit family, we pride ourselves in knowing all of the children as well as having the children know all of our staff.
Announcements & Blog
We are thrilled to announce we will be adding a “young 2’s room” that will open January 2021. This new room allows for children to begin attending Jenny Hart as soon as they turn 2 and not have to wait until July. If you are interested in scheduling a tour please call to schedule 949-786-7392.