CCYC's Response to COVID-19

We are doing our best to keep up with the rapidly changing mitigation regulations that have been put in place by DHS and IDPH.  We will continue to update you are changing are implemented.  Since this continues to be a fluid situation, Ms. Amanda and Ms. Connie continue to monitor recommendations from the CDC, IDPH, DHS, and our Child Care Nurse Consultant. Below is what we have currently put in place for CCYC. 

Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures

Starting Monday June 21st, parents will be able to drop off and pick up in the center.  Please walk your child to his/her classroom and sign them in/out each day. 

  • Please maintain social distancing during drop off and pick up. 

  • Children must wash their hands as soon as they enter the center for 20 seconds (we have installed hand washing timers at all sinks), at regular intervals during the day and prior to leaving the center to go home.

  • If you or your child show signs of an illness at drop off, your child will not be allowed to enter CCYC.

Mask Wearing at CCYC

  • WeFully vaccinated  staff will have the option to not wear a mask if they are comfortable doing so. 

  • School Age children are required to wear a mask unless they are eating. or we are playing outside  We have several here at the center so you do not need to provide them for your child. 

  • Preschool children will be required to wear a mask. unless they are playing outside, they are eating, or it is rest time. We ask that parents provide masks for your preschool age child as the ones we have do not fit the little children as well.  We would prefer 4-5 masks per child. 

  • Masks will be washed and dried on a daily basis at CCYC.

  • We ask any visitor into our building to wear a mask. 

Additional Health and Safety Messures

  • Toys and any shared materials will continue to be washed on a daily basis. 

  • We will be starting sensory play inside only at this time. 

  • No stuffed animals/toys/pillows will be allowed to be brought from home.

  • Family style serving will be suspended during COVID-19.  Each child’s meal will be plated by staff and served directly to that child to prevent multiple children from touching and using the same serving utensil.  We will also serve the children their milk/water as well as keeping serving dishes on the serving cart instead of on the table.  Each child will have an assigned seat for lunch and all snacks so we know who they are exposed to when not wearing a mask. 

  • Tooth brushing is suspended at this time due to the possibility of aerosol production, which is known to transmit COVID-19. 

  • All soft toys, pillows, dress up, and doll clothes will be removed from the classrooms immediately. 

  • All cot sheets and blankets will be washed and dried each week. 

  • Outdoor play equipment in childcare settings should be routinely cleaned during COVID-19 but does not require disinfection.  The first group at CCYC out on the playground each day will clean all high touch surfaces made of metal and plastic, such as handrails, slides, and railings using soapy water, microfiber cleaning cloth, and dried with a towel. 

  • Regular cleaning and disinfection of doorknobs, handrails, and other commonly touched surfaces 

  • We are going on outdoor only field trips at this time. 

  •  All deliveries, except food from Hy-Vee, will be accepted at the main door and brought in by a staff member.   

  • Spanish and dance classes are cancelled until further notice.  Creative movement time will continue to be held on a daily basis for each group and will be taught by CCYC staff. 

When can my child return to the program if they have been excluded due to illness?

People with COVID-19 symptoms who either tested positive for COVID-19 or did not get tested may return to care when:

  • No fever for 24 hours without fever reducing medication AND

  • Symptoms have improved AND

  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared

People who have tested negative for COVID-19 and who are a close contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 should continue to self-quarantine for 14 days after their last exposure to the confirmed case. 

People with symptoms of COVID-19 who tested negative and who are not a close contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 can go back to daily activities 24 hours after they are fever free without fever reducing medication and other symptoms have resolved. 

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