The Foundations Montessori is full member of the American Montessori Society.

Enhanced health and safety measures we have at TFM


We continue to monitor recommendations from CDC and Texas Health Department.

If your child or any family member displays any of the above symptoms, please do not bring your child to school. We will be following this policy very strictly and we appreciate your cooperation.

  • Persistent Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Or at least two of these symptoms:
  • Fever 990 or higher

  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • New Rash (toes, torso, limbs)

We are taking extra precautions based on the guidelines issued by the Health department and our Licensing body. If any modifications are suggested by these, we will notify parents accordingly. We request your cooperation in keeping everyone safe and healthy this summer.

We are requesting parents to choose time slots for arrival and dismissal to minimize crowding and make this process smooth for children and staff.

  • Please try to keep with the same time slot each day for drop off and pick up.
  • Maintain 6 feet distancing from other parents while waiting to drop off or pick up (cones will indicate spacing).
  • Assisted drive through is currently not available. Parents must park in the parking lot and walk their child to the front door, wait for the temperature check and signal from staff member that it is ok to leave.
  • At this time, parents must hand their child to a TFM team member at our front door.
  • We currently allow only TFM staff into the building.
  • Parents (and staff) sign attached acknowledgement to be kept on file
  • Parents must wear a mask at drop and pick up
  • Staff will wear mask at all times in the school
  • Children above the age of 3 years will be provided washable masks and will be encouraged to wear them when in the classroom. These fabric masks will get washed in a high temp washing machine daily. You may sent your child with a mask from home, it must be cleaned daily.
  • Parents wishing to meet the Director or a teacher must make an appointment to meet via phone/Facetime or meet in person)
  • Temperature checks by staff inside double door (please wait to see all clear signal before you leave)
  • Temperature checks for all  at Arrival and Noon.
  • Any Child with a temperature above 99o F will be sent home. Please make arrangements to pick up your child within 15 - 20 minutes)
  • Children wash hands with soap and water once in their classroom
  • Parents send extra pair of closed toe comfortable shoes for the classroom, labelled with name. These shoes are to be kept in class. Preferably shoes which your child can wear independently,
  • example, velcro ties for younger children.
  • Parents will take home pair of footwear worn to school in the morning.

Sanitization


Thorough Sanitization of classrooms, door handles, classroom items and restrooms

at opening and during the day. We use an EPA certified disinfecting solution.

Dilute bleach is used in restrooms.
Floors are mopped three times a day with an EPA certified floor cleaning agent.
Educational items once used by a child are wiped down before returning to the shelf.

Plastic blocks and materials are sanitized in our high temperature dishwasher.


Smart Sanitization


We have invested in smart technology for sanitization of equipment - ZONO cabinet, which can hold large items such as chairs, cots, along with all classroom materials that need to be sanitized.

Our teachers teach children how to use of a mask, as part of lessons in the classroom,

however it is not mandatory for children to wear the mask at all times. 


TFM Staff members are required to wear masks during their work time at school.


Appropriate age grouping will be maintained per licensing rules. We are trying to keep group sizes at a minimum and being in a group will be on first come first serve basis.


Our aim is to avoid mixing of groups during the day. As such the gym too has been divided into sections to keep groups separate during the morning breakfast time or evening dismissal time.


Change in schedule providing more outdoor time. Learning opportunities will be taken outdoors as much as possible, weather permitting.
Yoga time will be conducted outdoors when possible or in small groups in classrooms.


Nutrition program

Our kitchen has been up and running and we continue to provide fresh, wholesome meals to all those who sign up for this program.

** Our protocols are subject to change without prior notice. Parents of current students will be sent updated information via email.