Did you know you can enrol your child into LHS anytime of the year? The 2021 school year has come to a close and it has not only changed the educational system in Malaysia, but it has catapulted us into the wonderful world of virtual learning.  With Malaysia beginning to open up after years of having its’ doors closed, many parents and students have adjusted to working from home.  With many families worrying about the quality of their children’s education, Little Human Scholars school in Petaling Jaya has come up with some creative solutions – some virtual and some in-school.

Depending on the families and their needs, we are offering both curriculums and even a blend of each.  For the higher-risk children or students with at-risk parents, we highly advise the online curriculum.  For parents who are considered essential workers, and don’t have a choice, we recommend in-school learning for their children.

Keep in mind, even before the COVID-19 outbreak, Little Human Scholars’ standard operating procedures included disinfecting the entire classroom and all the toys every day.  Take a look at this article we wrote back in 2016.  Even then we took daily sanitation procedures very seriously. 

The reason for this is because when children first start school, they are exposed to other children in a new environment, and this includes exposure to germs.  This exposure to new germs can have them fall sick frequently.  This is why many parents become frustrated after their children start school:  every other week it seems they are out sick!  Since our doors opened in 2014, we have taken the safety, health and wellness of every LHS student and staff member seriously.

How to Enrol Your Child in the 2022 School Year

Whether you are registering you child for kindergarten, playschool, preschool or full-day daycare, you can easily do so by making a phone call with one of our LHS team members.  One recommendation we make to parents is to have them heavily consider theirs and their familial needs before signing up for in-person classes or virtual learning.

Enroling your child at LHS is easy.  All you have to do is pick up the phone and call us at +6017-7303-025 or email us at enquiry@littlehumanscholars.com.my  We can even set up a time to zoom so we can walk you through the options we have available, different services, and of course help you decide what is the best plan of action for you and your family.

If you are nervous about enroling your child in any kind of schooling or daycare, keep in mind that we have updated our safety requirements.

LHS Updated COVID-19 Safety Requirements

Schools can implement strategies across 4 key areas to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

Promoting positive behaviors that reduce the spread of germs and bacteria (e.g., social distancing, washing hands and wearing cloth face coverings).

Maintaining healthy learning environments (e.g., ensuring proper ventilation, cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces regularly).

Maintaining healthy operations within classrooms and at meal/playtimes (e.g., staggering schedules, keeping students in small groups, observing social distancing measures).

Preparing for when someone gets sick and having a contingency plan in place for if/when it happens.

 LHS’ New COVID Implementations:

Practice safe distancing

Social distancing, or physical distancing, is the practice of allowing enough space between individuals to reduce the spread of disease. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend keeping at least 6 feet (2 meters) of space between yourself and people outside your household to meet these goals.

Steps to encourage social distancing during in-person schooling may include:

Eliminating lockers or grouping them by student groups, or cohorts;

Creating one-way traffic in school hallways;

Using outdoor spaces when possible, for instruction, meals and recess;

Reducing the number of children on school buses;

Spacing desks out and having them all face in the same direction;

Using physical barriers, such as plexiglass shields and partitions, to separate educators and students;

Dividing students up into distinct groups or cohorts that stay together during the school day and reducing interaction between different groups.

Wear masks

Wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, such as schools. If you are in an area with a high number of new COVID-19 cases, wear a mask outdoors in crowded areas or when you are in close contact with others who aren’t fully vaccinated.

If your child’s school requires or encourages the use of cloth face masks, consider these tips:

Wearing cloth face masks should be a priority especially when it’s hard to maintain social distance, such as on the bus, at carpool drop-off or pickup, and when entering the building.

Have multiple cloth face masks available for your child. Provide your child with a clean mask and back-up mask each day and a clean, resealable bag for them to store the mask when they can’t wear it, such as at lunch.

Label your child’s mask clearly so it’s not confused with another child’s.

Practice properly putting on and taking off cloth face masks with your child while avoiding touching the cloth portions.

Remind your child that they should clean their hands before and after touching their mask.

Instruct your child to never share or trade masks with others.

Talk to your child about the importance of wearing a face mask and model wearing them as a family.

Discuss with your child why some people may not be able to wear face masks for medical reasons.

Wash hands regularly

Practice handwashing at home with your child and explain why it’s important to wash his or her hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before and after eating, coughing/sneezing, or adjusting a face mask. To prevent rushing, suggest washing hands for as long as it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice. When handwashing isn’t available, suggest that your child use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Also, explain that he or she should avoid touching his or her eyes, nose, and mouth.

Schools in PJ and Malaysia should encourage routines that encourage frequent handwashing and following good hand hygiene practices, such as asking children to cover their mouths and noses with their elbows or tissues when they cough or sneeze and then washing their hands.

If your child attends in-person schooling, develop daily routines before and after school that foster healthy habits, such as packing a back-up face mask and hand sanitizer in the morning and washing their hands as soon as they come home.

Clean and disinfect

Whether your child is being schooled at home or at school, cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces can help reduce the risk of illness. This includes frequently touched items such as doorknobs, faucets, keyboards, tablets and phones.  Little Human Scholars preschool, playschool, kindie and daycare centre has had strict and rigorous disinfecting processes before the COVID-19 pandemic, and continues to enforce this program within their walls.  Sending your child to a school that has staunch disinfection processes may greatly minimise the chances of your child contracting the virus.

If sick, stay home

You should monitor your child each day for signs of COVID-19. These include:

  • Fever
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Poor appetite
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Belly pain
  • Pink eye

Some schools may recommend daily temperature readings as a part of COVID-19 symptom screening. Again, Little Human Scholars in PJ has been doing this since first opening their doors in 2015.  But since many of these symptoms overlap with other conditions, such as the common cold, allergies and influenza, the effectiveness of this screening can be limited.

To limit the spread of COVID-19 as well as other germs, children should stay home from school and other activities if they have any signs of illness or a fever. Contact your doctor if you have questions.

In summary, 2021 has been difficult for Malaysia – but we have persevered.  With schools slowly opening back up despite the partial lockdown, it has left many of us overly cautious and careful…and rightfully so!  If this year has showed us anything, it has showed us how every action we take can directly impact people around us.  Despite the challenges of this year, we have learned a lot and we also have become acutely sensitive and aware of the blessings we do have.

About Little Human Scholars Preschool, Playschool, Kindie and Daycare in PJ

Little Human Scholars is an all-in-one childcare solution.  It is a preschool, playschool, kindergarten, nursery and full-day daycare centre (with extended hours) located in the heart of PJ.

In fact, the location is one of the things which makes Little Human Scholars so sought after – it is conveniently nestled near Jalan Gasing, University hospital, PJ Old town, PJ New town, Jaya One, Jaya33, and the PJ IT Mall.

The best part is LHS school in PJ has premiere services many other schools in PJ don’t offer such as full-day daycare with extended hours, CCTV access for parents, and a nifty little phone app that provides parents with automatic updates on their child’s development, behaviour and health checks.

With full-time guards always present at each of their locations, access to CCTV (which is in every room except the office, bathroom and kitchen areas), and very strict pick-up and drop-off rules, Little Human Scholars treats every child who walks into its hallways as one of their own children!