While pandemic wasn’t necessarily a part of our emergency preparedness plan, Meridian Learning has a high level of expertise in navigating unique circumstances. Part of planning for unseen events is the ability to anticipate changes, as well as the ability to execute new plans quickly. Our organization utilizes a network of national and international experts to guide decision-making. Additionally, our micro model, which Meridian has pioneered in the education industry, enables us to remain highly flexible when most other schools cannot. Our organization is guided by the Montessori philosophy, rooted in science and research-based practice. Our efforts to advance this practice continue. Here are some specific ways we have accommodated concerns regarding COVID-19.
1. Meridian has implemented an effective remote learning plan, which includes both at-home materials and interactive virtual lessons. We will be able to recall this plan efficiently should future social distancing periods become necessary.
2. Meridian has an established hand-washing protocol, which remains an important piece of our focus on grace and courtesy. This protocol is presented and practiced during our preschool prep and elementary orientation programs, as well as on a daily basis. Additionally, we require at all times the removal of shoes when entering our learning studios. Please contact us regarding current protocol surrounding the use of masks in our learning environments.
3. Meridian has an established and rigorous cleaning schedule, which we have enhanced to accommodate the specific tools and ingredients to aid the prevention of COVID-19.
4. Our in-person classes, even prior to COVID-19, never exceed 15 children and frequently do not exceed six. We can easily adjust class sizes to adhere to gathering size limitations.
Our response will evolve as the pandemic and corresponding data evolves.