Inside Orns

THE ORNS ENVIRONMENT

Classrooms: furnished with child-sized tables, chairs, shelves, restrooms, sinks, stair railings, coat hooks and gym equipment to encourage self-sufficiency.

Indoor gym: allows for large motor exploration during free time as well as adult-led music and movement classes. The gym also provides a space for all-school events, which contributes to the sense of community at ORNS.

Playground: is private and fenced-in. There is a multitude of equipment for exploring, climbing and playing. Shredded rubber tires, grass, and sand cover the ground and create a fun, safe place for children to play.

HEALTH AND SAFETY AT ORNS

There are several policies in place at ORNS to ensure the preschool’s environment is as healthy and safe as possible.

  • Classrooms are disinfected twice a day with child-safe, non-toxic cleaning products.

  • Children wash their hands when they arrive at school and at other key points during the day to reduce the spread of germs.

  • Well-balanced, healthy snacks are provided by the preschool.

  • A strict peanut-free and tree nut-free policy is in place and all other food allergies are accommodated by providing an alternative snack option.

  • All staff are trained in CPR, first aid and universal precautions.

  • All staff and parent volunteers undergo appropriate background checks.

  • Children are taught only adults may open doors and gates at ORNS.

  • All outside doors are security locked; entrance codes are changed each semester.