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Tara's Toyland Home Daycare

Where Learning is Fun and Friendships Flourish



COVID stuff

Posted by tarastoyland on 7 August, 2020 at 0:40

Tara's Toyland Home Daycare COVID19 re-opening plan

*The daycare will re-open on August 20th. Maximum 8 children will be on site at any time.

*signs about handwashing, covid symptom list, and proper ways to prevent the spread of the virus will be displayed on the entry door, the bathroom and in the daycare by the calendar area

*All families, including provider's, will take daily temperatures of all members in the house prior to the start of each care day. Each family will get a Kinsa Smart Thermometer and record the temperatures in the app then share them with the provider before stepping on the front porch. They will also record if any covid symptoms are observed. If symptoms are observed or a family member temperature is more than 1.8 degrees over the person's normal they will follow “excluded from care” procedures. (Example, normal temperature is 98.6, 100.4 would be exclusion temperature. Normal temperature of 97.2, 99 would be exclusion temperature, normal 99, exclusion temperature is 100.8.)

*PPE will be supplied by the provider. Each child aged 2 and up will have a color coded mask that will stay at daycare. These masks will be worn as tolerable with the goal of the child being used to wearing them as a normal part of life. Masks will never be worn for sleeping. The provider and her family will also wear a mask when they are within 6 feet of any client. Face masks will be stored on a hook for each person, extras masks and gloves will be kept by the first aid kit and gloves will be replenished if there are less than 10 left. Reusable masks will be washed daily.

*Bleach water will be used to sanitize surfaces in the daycare. All frequently touched surfaces will be sanitized hourly.

*The daycare environment will be set up for maximum safety. Items that are high risk of harboring the virus will be removed. Napping spaces will be arranged for maximum space between children's faces with a barrier being used when there can not be at least 6 feet between cots. Air purifiers will be used in common rooms. Sheets will be washed daily. When possible windows will be open for air circulation and outside play will be utilized.

*Drop Off/Pick Up – Parents will text the provider the daily Kinsa report when they arrive at the daycare. Upon getting that text the parent will bring the child(ren) to the door, all people over the age of 2 will wear a mask at this time. Minimal contact will be done at this time, keeping as much physical distance of adults as possible. Upon entry to the daycare children will be helped with washing their hands before entering the daycare space. Belongings from home will be kept to a minimal and kept by the front door instead of the hooks in the daycare area.

At pick up time the parent will text provider that they are there and the child will have hands washed then be brought to the door and handed off to the parent with maximum physical distancing allowable. Daily updates will be shared from at least 6 feet apart, in open air whenever possible.

*Excluded from Care Procedures – If any person in the household displays any symptoms on the most recent CDC list of COVID19 synptoms they will not be allowed to enter the daycare. Will County Health Department will be contacted to clarify procedures as needed. Current recommendations from them are to “encourage them to see their medical provider for ANY symptoms whatsoever. If their medical provider does not think a COVID test is warranted, then as long as they have been fever-free for 72 hours and have that note from their doctor, it is up to the childcare provider whether to allow them back or not with mild symptoms and to use our best judgment.”


If a positive COVID test is confirmed by anyone connected to the daycare in any way that has been in contact of less than 6 feet for more than 15 minutes in the previous 2 wks the Health Department will be contacted and procedures outlined by them will be followed exactly. All relevant individuals, including the daycare licensing representative, will be contacted immediately as advised by the Health Department either in person or phone call and via text or email. Currently procedures include “"If the child or staff member is diagnosed with COVID-19, he or she is not to return to the child care facility until ALL three of the following are met:

Individual is free from fever without the use of fever-reducing medications for at least 72 hours.

Individual’s symptoms, including cough, have improved.

It has been at least 10 days since the onset of the individual’s illness." ((((so if they have covid then it's basically no symptoms PLUS ten days since the first symptom appeared))

************** "If the child or staff member has symptoms of COVID-19 and it is subsequently determined by a medical provider that the individual likely does not have a COVID-19 infection, the child or staff member can return to day care if the following is met:

No fever for 72 hours without the use of fever reducing medications (fever is temperature greater than 100.4F/37C)

Negative test for COVID-19 or;

A note from a medical provider documenting no clinical suspicion of COVID-19 infection" (((SO, 3 days of no fever plus a negative test or a note from doctor saying no suspicion of covid, so if they have symptoms it's 3 days of no symptoms, plus either a doctor note or negative covid test)))

***************** "The CDC recommends that any child or staff with close contact (within 6 feet for greater than 15 minutes) to a person suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19 be excluded from the day care for 14 days and monitored for symptoms. If symptoms develop, they are encouraged to be evaluated and tested for COVID-19."


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