ABOUT ART PRESCHOOL
The ART Co-operative Preschool was established to provide a safer in-person early learning option for immunocompromised and higher health-risk families. We are pleased to also welcome families with a low-risk tolerance for infection for other reasons.
All children deserve an environment where they can thrive. However, from an infection control perspective, traditional schools have been unable to safely accommodate children from immunocompromised and higher health-risk families. Immunocompromised individuals are more likely to develop severe versions of typically low-risk infections. The common cold could take weeks or months to get over, and even require hospitalization. For children, this leads to prolonged school absences known to negatively affect their studies, mental health, and capacity to develop healthy relationships and social skills - and this often on the heels of a frightening diagnosis or difficult treatment regimen.
ART provides discovery-based, Montessori & Reggio-style programming while applying immuno-attentive strategies such as enhanced ventilation, air filtration, small cohorts, and strict screening/illness policies.
Perhaps most importantly, ART Preschool creates a community for immunocompromised and higher health-risk families that understands and shares the same level of risk tolerance, but also understands and shares the need to have a socially-connected childhood.