Covid-Clean & Covid-Safe
Here are the safety measures we are taking to protect your child:
Daily Health Checks
All children and staff are assessed each morning to determine that they are free from symptoms of COVID-19 and other contagious illnesses, and that they are well enough to remain in the center. Temperature checks are conducted and any person with a temperature of 100.4 or higher is not permitted to enter the building
All children and staff entering the building must wash their hands with soap for 20 seconds, after their health check is conducted. Throughout the day, all children will frequently wash their hands, specifically before and after play, before and after all meals and snacks, and after using the bathroom.
Interactions between groups will be limited. All staff are required to wear a cloth face covering while working in the center. If feasible, children 3 years and up shall be encouraged to wear a cloth face covering. Sleeping will be reduced to 6 feet during nap time and children will sleep head-to-toe to minimize potential transmission between children.
Lobby Drop Off Only
Families are not permitted to enter the building past the lobby at drop off and pick up. Once the health check is conducted, a member of our staff will escort your child to and from their classroom. During inclement weather we will conduct the health checks from your car!
Limiting Group Sizes
In accordance with the CDC and NJ State Licensing, Department of Children and Families, we have limited our classroom groups to 10 or fewer children. Classes shall include the same group of children each day and the same staff member.
Cleaning and Sanitizing
We have always been required to have a cleaning process in place to keep our center clean. During this time we have gone above and beyond with our practices. We have increased the frequency of cleaning toys, equipment, and surfaces. Additionally, we disinfect high-touch surfaces such as door handles, light switches, and keypads routinely.
Any confirmed or suspected exposure to COVID-19 occurring in the center will be immediately reported to The Burlington County Health Department and DCF. Health officials will provide direction on whether the center should cease operations following the identification of a positive case in the facility as well as how the facility should be cleaned and disinfected in accordance with CDC guidelines.
If any staff member or child contracts or is exposed to COVID-19, they cannot be admitted to the center until the criteria for lifting transmission-based precautions and home isolation have been met.