WHAT IS THE ART COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL?
ART is a safer in-person preschool and licensed childcare centre. We are designed for children from immune-compromised and higher health-risk families, but welcome families who have a low risk tolerance for infection for other reasons.
WHAT IS AN IMMUNO-ATTENTIVE APPROACH?
Attention to risk reduction through 3 strategies
community: paying attention to community-levels of risk
facility: enhanced ventilation, HEPA filtration, CO2 monitoring, outdoor learning focus
individual: screening, masking in response to risk, vaccination, rapid antigen testing for COVID-19
WHO CAN ATTEND?
Priority goes to children who are unable to attend regular preschool because of primary or secondary immunodeficiency for themselves or a member of their household.
e.g. child undergoing cancer treatment, sibling of child with a B-cell deficiency, parent with auto-immune disease
If space is available, we are willing to accept children from low-risk tolerance households who are willing to participate in all of our risk mitigations.
WHY IS ART PRESCHOOL A COOPERATIVE?
As a co-op, ART is organized and governed by parents of the students who attend. Co-ops are owned and operated by the people who use their services, which means it is parents who make the decisions that will impact the health, safety, and education of ART students.
If you’d like to learn more about co-ops, click here