Participants will check in with the parent/guardian outside of the learning center building. Parents WILL NOT be allowed to gather inside of the learning center lobby to wait on their children. Parents will be asked to either wait in their cars, or socially distance outside of the building. Unless your child is under age 7, parents will not be allowed to follow their child through activities during this time.

Coaches working with participants during this time will be the full time program staff coaches employed by TFTGD. We will also be assisted by college-aged summer interns and a very small handful of active volunteer staff that have been trained on expected protocol.

All participants will be temperature checked before checking in for programming. If a child shows with a fever, they will not be allowed to participate in the program. A fever is defined as a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or more.

Masks will be required to be worn at all times during programming. If your child does not have a mask, we can provide a one-time use mask for them to use during the class time.

Participants will be pre-grouped before class time in small groups with a singular coach. This is the group that participants will stay with throughout the duration of the 6 week session, called their ‘pod’. The absolute max number of participants per pod will be 6 with one coach, but likely would be smaller. Social distancing protocols will be communicated and used even within pods.

Pods will be mainly organized by level in TFTGD and age, so that participants are being instructed with their correct curriculum level and are within a typical peer group.

Participants would be asked to bring their own equipment, but if a participant does not have their own, we will help participants get their own that they will keep and use during the program times.

Activity stations will be outside, and participants will not mingle outside of their pod. Anything necessary to be sanitized between pods will be sanitized with solutions by staff.

Bathroom breaks will be monitored with only one participant within the bathroom space at one time.

Participants will be asked to bring their own water bottle that can be filled at our filling station within the building. We will not allow them to use the drinking fountain for cleanliness.

If you have any questions or concerns around these protocols, please contact Katie Harris at kharris@thefirstteedallas.org