Springview has seen no COVID-19 cases since the start of September. The school has made masks optional for all students, who range from 18 months old to 4-years-old. The key to success has been extreme attention to cleanliness, they say.
“In general, early childhood and childhood centers have always been very safe and health-conscious,” says Springview Montessori Founder Lety Carvajal. “We’ve always taught our kids to wash their hands before they eat, after they eat, when they come back from the playground, when they are gonna touch Play-Do, whenever they are going to do a shared activity. Whenever someone puts something in their mouth it gets disinfected.”
COVID cases have been steadily declining in South Florida and many parents of students at the school have been vaccinated, making it increasingly unlikely for students to come into contact with the virus at school.