Health & Safety

Health & Safety Protocol 

 

Angel Christian Daycare follows the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We aim to protect our children, families, and staff from the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. As in the case when leaving the home during the COVID-19 pandemic, parents understand that there is also a risk when sending children to a childcare setting. This plan is subject to change depending on new orders from state or local health agencies. 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/guidance-for-childcare.html#general

 

Staff disinfects the classroom daily before and after daycare hours. 

Mask/Face Covering Policy (Self-provided)

  1. We ask that all parents wear a mask/face covering that covers the nose and mouth when dropping off and picking up their child(ren).

  2. All the staff must wear masks during work time.

Sick Policy

  1. If a staff or a child exhibits signs of illness, we follow facility procedures for isolation and notify the caregiver immediately to pick up the child.

  2. If a child, parent, or caregiver exhibits signs of illness or had a fever (>99 degrees Fahrenheit or 37 degrees Celsius) in the last 48 hours, please keep your child at home.

  3. The child can return to daycare after 48 hours fever-free without taking any medications and without any symptoms of COVID-19.

  4. If the child has any signs of illness, the daycare reserves the right to make a final decision on whether the child can go to daycare.

Social and Physical Distancing Strategies

  1. Children remain in the same group.

  2. We keep the windows open to increase air circulation in the facility.

Dop-off and Pick-up Policy

  1. Your child’s overall wellness is screened and their temperature is taken. 

  2. Prior to entering the classroom, the child(ren) will wash hands immediately.

Meal/Snack

  1. We practice proper hand-washing before and after eating.

  2. We follow CDC and California Department of Public Health(CDPH) COVID-19 food handling guidelines to prepare meals/snacks.

  3. Daycare staff immediately cleans and disinfects the table after meals/snacks.

Vaccination Status

All staff is required to have full vaccination status prior to employment.

Napping

​​We arrange and alternate the head of each cot e.g. head to toe, in opposite directions, to lessen the possible spread of illness between children.

 

Bathroom and Diaper Changing

We sanitize the sink and toilet handles before and after the group uses the bathroom.

  • Children will be asked to wash their hands for 20 seconds and use paper towels to dry their hands thoroughly.

  • The procedures are posted in the diaper changing area. Steps include:

    • Preparation (including putting on gloves)​

    • Clean the child

    • Remove trash (soiled diaper and wipes)

    • Replace diaper

    • Sanitizing the diapering area

    • Wash hands

Personal Health and Hygiene Practices

  1. We are reinforcing children’s healthy habits, such as using tissues to wipe the nose and coughing inside the elbow.

  2. We are modeling and practicing hand washing before and after eating, after coughing or sneezing after playing outside, and after using the restroom, etc.

  3. We are following the health department and the licensing department's cleaning procedures to develop a cleaning and disinfecting schedule.

  4. We select appropriate sanitizers or disinfectants for the daycare setting:

a. We use all cleaning products according to the directions on the label.

b. We use a detergent or soap and water to clean the dirty surfaces prior to disinfecting.

c. All cleaning materials are kept secure and out of reach of children.

d. All cleaning products are not used near children.

e. We ensure that there is adequate ventilation when using these products to prevent children from inhaling toxic fumes.

f. Materials that cannot be cleaned and sanitized will not be used.

g. Since children's books and other paper-based materials are not considered high risk for transmission, we will perform regular cleaning of the cover surfaces and encourage children to wash their hands frequently.