Our staff, when possible, would come outside the facility to pick up the children as they arrive at the entrance of the building. When possible, childcare providers would come outside the facility to pick up the children as they arrive in the lobby of the building. (Ask for Details during your appointment.
Clean and Disinfect
Our staff will routinely clean, sanitize, and disinfect surfaces and objects that are frequently touched, especially toys and games. This may also include cleaning objects/surfaces not ordinarily cleaned daily such as doorknobs, light switches, classroom sink handles, counter-tops, nap pads, toilet training potties, desks, chairs, cubbies, and playground structures. Use the cleaners typically used at your facility.
Clean and Disinfect Bedding
Our staff will routinely clean, sanitize, and disinfect surfaces and objects frequently touched, especially toys and games. May involve cleaning things/surfaces not ordinarily cleaned daily, such as doorknobs, light switches, classroom sink handles, counter-tops, nap pads, toilet training potties, desks, chairs, cubbies, and playgrounds structures. Use the cleaners typically used at your facility.
.Each child’s bedding would be separate and stored in individually labeled bins, cubbies, or bags. Cots and mats would be labeled for each child. Bedding that touches a child’s skin would be sent home to be cleaned weekly, or before use by another child.
Diapering - Steps include:
- Prepare (includes putting on gloves)
- Clean the child
- Remove trash (soiled diaper and wipes)
- Replace diaper
- Wash child’s hands
- Clean up diapering station (with a fragrance-free bleach that is EPA-registered as a sanitizing or disinfecting solution.
- Wash hands
Healthy Hand Hygiene Behavior
All children, staff, and volunteers would engage in hand hygiene at the following times:
- Arrival at the facility and after breaks
- Before and after eating or handling food, or feeding children
- Assisting children with handwashing, including infants who cannot wash hands alone.
- Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Before and after preparing food or drinks
- Before and after diapering
- After using the toilet or helping a child use the bathroom
- After contact with bodily fluid
- After playing outdoors or in sand
- After handling garbage
- After assisting children with handwashing, staff would also wash their hands.
- Alcohol-based hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol will be used if soap and water are not readily available.
- A poster describing handwashing steps near sinks. (Available from CDC.)