Starting September 1, 2020, we will be requiring all adults to wear mask when in and about the centre. This will be at both drop off and pick up if as you are often in close proximity to the staff and the children. (Shield or face coverings are also fine) Staff will also be wearing face coverings and will only remove them if it is scaring or upsetting a child.
Starting Nov 9, 2020, all our staff are required to fill out wellness form on their arrival.
Deer Lake Child Care will have no food sharing during this pandemic; therefore we will not be providing any snack at this time. Snacks must be brought from home and be divided into morning and afternoon snack and be separate from lunches.
It is unfortunate but we will not be sharing any foods during this time. Not for celebrations or for regular meals.
We will be focusing on working in small groups and spending as much time outside as possible.
Staff are required to wear masks and children are encouraged to do as well. Please keep in mind that mask wearing may be difficult to enforce for young children.
We have significantly increased our cleaning schedule and will do our best to do everything we can to keep your children safe. Please be aware that social distancing with young children is not possible.
In addition to our regular sick policies we are now responsible for a Pandemic Policy.
It is important that all families understand that policies must be changed and tightened up to protect other families, children and staff. We ask the following of every family:
Do not send your child to our program sick.
Do not administer medication to your child and send him to daycare in hope we don’t not notice your child is sick.
Have a Plan of Action in place in case you are called that your child is sick.
Clear runny nose is accepted, children will need to be kept home if runny nose become yellowish or greenish, which is stated in our health policy.
Any children look unwell or showing sign of being unwell will be sent home.
WE WILL BE SENDING ALL CHILDREN HOME WITH ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS
Some Possible Covid-19 Symptoms:
Shortness of breath (in small children, this can look like breathing fast or working hard to breathe)
Loss of sense of smell
Children who are sent home with any of these symptoms must be stay home and monitor for 24 hours. If symptoms improve and the child feels well enough, they can return to the child care facility. Children can return to the program without further doctor’s assessment or doctor’s note.