Kispiox Headstart COVID-19 Policies

Culture and Language

The culture and language component allows our children to experience their cultures and learn their languages. Activities give children a sense of belonging and an identity as a First Nations person.


The education component promotes life-long learning with activities that encourage a child’s readiness to learn. Activities also focus on the physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual and social development needs of children. Community members, including Elders, are involved in helping with early literacy activities, such as printing and recognizing sounds and words.

Health Promotion

The health promotion component encourages children and families to have a healthy lifestyle. Programming promotes physical activity, such as playground activities and traditional games. Staff promote self-care, such as helping children to brush their teeth, and encourage appropriate assessments for children (for example, vision and hearing testing).


Nutrition is an important part of healthy living. Good food can improve an individual’s health and poor or inadequate food can undermine health. Good eating habits established early can lead to better health throughout life.

COVID-19 Drop off and Pickup Policy


Our Drop-off and Pick-up Policy is intended to keep children, families and staff safe when dropping-off and picking-up children from the program during the pandemic with the goal of limiting risk and spread of the virus. Our program will be following WorksafeBC and COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for Child Care Settings recommendations for drop-off and pick-up procedures.


To ensure the health and safety of children, staff and families through physical distancing at drop-off and pick-up please follow the below procedures:

  • Drop-off and pick-up will occur at the front and back door – outside if possible
  • Staff will be asking you about your child’s health and signing your child in for you everyday.
  • Drop-off and pick-up times will be staggered. One group will have 8:30 – 9 am and another group from 9am – 9:30
  • Please do your best to follow your assigned drop-off and pick-up times
  • Please use visual markers to maintain physical distancing while waiting to drop-off/pick-up your child
  • If you must enter the centre at drop-off or pick-up please communicate with a staff member before entering as we are restricting visitors in the centre at a time
  • If your child needs support during drop-off and pick-up transitions please communicate with staff to create a plan to provide support
  • Children will be supported by staff to wash hands upon arrival and departure each day
  • Staff will ensure belongings are put in your child’s cubby or designated space
  • Staff will ask all families to confirm the health of your child at drop-off each day
  • You will be asked to acknowledge that you have assessed your child’s health and they confirm have no symptoms as listed in the Child Wellness Declaration