July 22, 2020
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, we at Juniper Hills Academy are committed to keeping your children safe, while helping to fight the transmission of this virus. We use our parent organization’s, HHS, position in healthcare housekeeping to ensure our cleaning procedures and best practices are meeting CDC standards to ensure the wellbeing of your child.
The health and safety of your child is our top priority and we are actively taking steps to ensure our childcare center is properly disinfected and cleaned every day.
There are a number of steps that we are taking to manage our response to COVID-19 and to infectious diseases, including:
- Taking every child’s temperature and checking for symptoms before they enter the daycare center.
- Opening later and closing earlier to ensure we have extra time to properly disinfect the area.
- Not allowing parents past the dutch door during drop off and pick up to limit exposure.
- Not allowing any volunteers to enter the building at this time.
- Providing sanitizer stations outside the door to ensure parents and children properly sanitize before entering.
- Checking children in and out of daycare is completed by teachers to avoid parents from using the same iPad.
- Requiring that all bags, clothes, and items stay at the facility all week and then go home for sanitizing.
- Cleaning high-touch areas and electronics twice a day.
- Removing all soft toys out of the center.
- Sanitizing all toys during nap times.
- Implementing a bleach protocol.
- Cleaning the bathrooms and kitchen three times a day.
- Requiring more handwashing for children, teachers, and staff.
- Updating our policies for illness pick up to adhere to CDC and DFPS COVID-19 standards.
- Instructing all teachers to stay at home if they or a family member feel sick.
All of our teachers and staff are taking extra precautions to limit the spread of the disease. This includes ensuring compliance with infection prevention practices, focusing on cleaning in dedicated areas, and educating our team on the precautions they should take to protect themselves and your child.
Laura Talbott, Juniper Hills Academy Director