What are we doing to keep you and your child safe?

The Montessori Academy of Upland is dedicated to protecting our staff and families during the spread of this Novel Cornavirus, COVID 19. We are working diligently to follow all guidance given by our state and local officials. This guidance is fluid and changes from time to time as determined by these officials. At this time here are some of the things you can expect from MAU:


  • Cloth Face Covering

    • Are required for all adults while on campus with the acception of staff members who are engaged in eating in the designeted staff areas.

    • CHILDREN under 2 should not wear face coverings due to the risk of suffocation.

    • Children over 2 are encouraged to wear a face covering if they can tolerate it, can wear it properly, take it on and off independently, and can avoid touching or manipulating it frequently causing it to become soiled. All children are discouraged from wearing a face covering if they cannot meet these criteria.

  • Gloves

    • Staff will use provided gloves when serving food, handling trash, or using cleaning or disinfectant products​.

  • Hand Sanitizer​

    • Frequent handwashing is more effective than the use of hand sanitizers and is the protocol we will use with the children on campus. Hand sanitizing stations are provided at each entrance and exit for use when washing is not possible and sanitation is necessary. Parents may assist their child in using the hand sanitzing stations. Hand sanitizer should be rubbed in until the child's hands are completely dry. Hand Sanitizer is not recommended for children under ​24 months. ​​


  • Increase in the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting all high touch surfaces, such as sink knobs, toilet handles, tables, door handles, key padsmetc...

  • Designating a place to put toys that need to be cleaned, sanitized, or disinfected before being introduced back to the classroom.


  • Strict handwashing guidelines for all staff and children reinforcing healthy habits.

  • Teaching the children to avoid contact with the eyes, nose and mouth. How to use a tissue to blow thier nose and how to cough/sneeze into their elbow. Handwashing will take place upon arrival, before and after eating, after coughing or sneezing, before and after playing outside, and after using the restroom. 

What is the procedure when I arrive a the facility to drop off or pick up  my child?
  • Parents are asked to drop-off and pick-up in the hallway or from the playground if the children are outside. For the time being, please refrain from entering the classroom in order to prevent the unnecessary introduction of germs into the environment. Please ask a teacher or administrator to assist you in receiving or gathering your child's things from the classroom if they are not located outside the classroom.

  • Please make sure during drop-off and pick-up that you are keeping social distance of 6 feet with other who might be in the hallway picking up or dropping off as well.

  • If you have any symptoms of illness at all please do not enter the facility for any reason. Call the office and an administrator can come to get your child. NOTE: If your illness has not been diagnosed and your symptoms are listed as possible COVID 19 symptoms list, you may be asked to get a clearance before your child can attend.

  • Your child should take off their shoes and place them on the rack outside the classroom door (all classes except infants). 

  • Please open the door and wait for the teacher to come and receive your child prior to having them enter the classroom. The teacher will take your child's temperature and look them over for wellness. Please do a welless check at home and do not send your child if they have any COVID symptoms or other signs of illness.

  • Your child will come in and immediately wash their hands and then proceed to put on their inside shoes. 

  • Please remember to sign your child in.


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