COVID-19 UPDATES 

Given the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis, we want to assure you that we are monitoring the situation closely, and safety is a priority to us. In addition to the already maintained hygiene practices and cleaning procedures, we will be taking extra precautions to support the health and safety of our children, families and staff. 

 

Please take note of the following additions to our policies and procedures:

 

Ann Kids Times of Operation:

 

We will change our business hours to 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM Monday through Friday to allow our staff to deep clean and disinfect all the rooms on daily basis.

 

Check-In and Pick-Up Procedures:

 

  • Families will be greeted at the entrance to the playgrounds where Ann Kids staff member will take the temperature of each child and perform the visual check of the child’s well-being. Children with temperature of a 100 degrees and above or any signs of illness described in our handbook will not be admitted.

  • Family members must wear masks during both the drop off and the pick up.

  • Parents and other family members will not be allowed inside the child care program.

  • Check-in will be from 7:30am till 9am. Before or after that children will not be admitted unless a waiver has been granted for a special accommodation due to a unique situation.

  • Children will be required to clean their hands immediately upon arrival.

  • To ensure a contactless pick-up, we ask families to pick-up children between 4:00pm and 5:30pm, when they will be outside after the nap time.

 

Healthy Environment:

 

  • All the classrooms will remain separated, and within the classrooms children will be separated into smaller groups

  • Staff will continuously disinfect high-touch surfaces, such as door handles, light switches, faucets, toys and games that children play with, and touched toys will go into a separate bins.

  • We will perform an enhanced deep cleaning every night in all areas on all touched surfaces.

  • Only virtual program tours will be given until further notice to reduce the number of visitors in the building.

  • All the children age 3 and older are required to wear masks inside the facility. Children will not be wearing masks outside while teachers will help children maintain social distancing.

  • Ann Kids will provide reusable masks made of dual-layer soft cotton-blend jersey material that makes it comfortable and breathable to all the children in the facility. Masks will be machine washed and sanitized daily.

  • We will set up outdoor tents and additional equipment to move most of our daily activities outside.

  • There will be no summer camp trips this summer. Instead, we will bring entertainers to Ann Kids for outdoors shows and will maintain social distancing with them.

 

Meal Preparation & Service:

 

  • We will follow our usual cleaning procedure with disinfecting all surfaces before meal preparation and feedings using CDC or EPA approved products.

  • We will eliminate contact with kitchen crew: prepared food will be left outside the door by the kitchen staff and teachers will serve the food on the individual plates to the children. We will not host any family style meals to the children at the moment.

  • We will add more shifts to the meals so that less children eat at the same time and can keep distance while eating.

  • We require every family to bring their child’s own labeled water thermos, and staff members will refill it throughout the day.

 

Staff Health & Wellness:

 

  • Staff will get their temperature checked upon arrival. Teachers with temperature of a 100 degrees and above or any signs of illness described in our handbook will be sent home.

  • Staff will be wearing uniforms and masks, that will be left at work to be machine-washed and sanitized daily.

  • Staff will receive additional training on infection control and workplace disinfection.

  • Staff will wash their hands immediately upon entering the program and continuously throughout the day.

  • Staff will be asked not to leave the facility during their break time during the workday.

 

Tuition:

 

  • We ask the families to bring the tuition every Friday during children’s drop-off (7:30am - 9am) or pick-up (4pm – 5:30pm). Designated staff member will be outside with the families to collect the payments.

 

Communication with the Families:

 

  • Administration will be in the office for emergencies only. There will be no office hours or in-person parent meetings. Family members can speak to the administrators through the email, over zoom meetings, or outside during drop-off (7:30am - 9am) or pick-up (4pm – 5:30pm). Communication with the teachers is through the email or zoom meetings only.

  • Parents must wear masks and maintain social distance when interacting with Ann Kids staff.

  • All the paperwork will be posted on our website or emailed to the families to fill out.

  • If the current situation changes and it becomes necessary to update our procedures or close our program temporarily, we will notify key family contact by email.

  • Follow our social media page for program updates and announcements: www.facebook.com/AnnKidsCenter

 

 

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we implement these new procedures. There may be updates due to the constantly changing situation. Our goal is to minimize disruption while at the same time keeping you, your family, and our staff healthy and well.

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