The Park Forest Preschool opened for in-person classes in September. Our plans are subject to change and will generally follow the State College Area School District’s calendar unless the State Department of Health dictates differently. Our FaceBook page provides updated information.

As long as there are cases of COVID-19 in our community, there are no strategies that can eliminate transmission risk within a school population. However, our goal is to keep students as safe as possible while at school.  The Park Forest Preschool Health and Safety Plan was developed by our health and reopening committee in consultation with community health professionals and the board of directors. The plan is following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as the PA Department of Education and the PA Association of Early Childhood Education and includes the following policies and procedures. Click on any policy for a viewable and downloadable PDF file.

Policies and Procedures (updated August 2021)

Arrival and Health Screening Procedure

Child Becomes Sick while at School

Face Coverings or Masks

Food Preparation and Meal Service

Cleaning and Sanitation

Orientation and Logistics of Daily Schedule

Sick Leave and Return to School

Household Member Becomes Symptomatic or Tests Positive

Parent Agreement with Park Forest Preschool

Parent Daily Student Health Screening

Vaccination Policy for Employees and Volunteers

We look forward to creating a safe environment for our children as we welcome them to school this fall.