CHILD CARE INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES
As Governor Northam has announced his plans for businesses to open, we are happy to announce the opening of our first phase of re-opening: a special child care program designed to help parents in our community who are returning to work. The program emphasizes getting children active and engaged in a social setting. We will accomplish this through small group activities that meet all recommendations set forth by both the CDC and our child care license.
While the kids will get a chance to be active and participate in activities, these next few weeks will not the same as our Run ‘N’ Fun Summer Camp Program. Our focus will be on providing excellent care and attention to your child while incorporating appropriate activities and programs in-house.
We will be following the recommendations from the CDC, VDH, Commonwealth of VA officials; along with guidance from the Virginia Department of Social Services Division of Licensing Programs as a child care center. Below are a set of frequently asked questions. For more specific information, contact Andrew Hutton, Director of Youth Programs.
You are welcome to sign up for any/all weeks below.
Cost: $225/week — Camp runs Monday-Friday each week
Drop-off as early as 7:00am // Pick-up as late as 6:00pm
Week 1: May 18 – 22
Week 2: May 25 – 29
Week 3: June 1 – 5
Week 4: June 8 – 12
How will you be limiting group sizes?
- We will be reducing the number of children in a group to a maximum of 9. There will be 1 staff member per group to stay within the 10 person limit.
How will you be practicing social distancing during the day?
- Children will be assigned a group and will stay with that group for the entire week
- Each group will be assigned their own room and field to use during the week
- Activities will be geared towards individual participation rather than group interactions to keep contact to a minimum
- Snack and lunch time will be in the rooms with children being separated at different tables
What is cleaning like throughout the day?
- We have developed cleaning protocols for the staff to follow during the day that meets or exceeds both the standard state licensing requirements and recommendations for the CDC.
- Items used by children will be cleaned and sanitized after each use – there will not be equipment or materials passed to different children without sanitation.
- The building, and especially the area the children are in, will be sanitized at the end of every day with products approved by the CDC.
How will you ensure that there are not children with symptoms in the building?
- A screening form will be completed for each child by the parent when they enter the building, along with every staff member, each day.
- We will also be taking the temperature of the children when they are dropped off. Anyone showing symptoms such as a fever (100.4° or higher), couch, sore throat, etc. will not be allowed to stay.
- Once checked in each child will immediately wash their hands before being escorted to their designated room.
- Drop-offs and Pick-ups happen at the front desk. Guests will not be allowed to walk the building.
- We will bring the children to their rooms at drop-off
- At pick-up the staff at front desk will radio to the staff to bring the child(ren) to the front desk
What happens if a staff member or child tests positive for Covid-19?
- We will contact our local health jurisdiction and identify those who were in close contact with the individual who will need to quarantine. We will follow guidance from the CDC, with likely shutdowns of programs and facilities.
What will the children need to bring?
- Lunch that does not need to be heated
- Snack for the morning and afternoon
- If ages 3-5, a sleeping bag/blanket for rest time
- Change of clothes, accidents happen!
- No outside toys are permitted