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. If parents are working from home, then children should remain at home.
Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures
No adults besides staff members will be allowed into the center. Child drop off and pick will be done at the main security door. Call the CCYC main number 515-280-3032, to let a staff member know that you are here so we can come to accept your child into care or bring them out to you at pick up time.
We will be taking each child’s temperature at drop off. Children with a temperature above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit will not be allowed to enter CCYC. Please be patient with us as drop off will take a little longer than usual. Parents will need to remain present with your child until they are cleared for entry.
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.
If you or your child show signs of an illness at drop off, your child will not be allowed to enter CCYC.
Additional Health and Safety Messures
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.
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 day.
CCYC will limit the number of people in each classroom to a maximum of 10 when at all possible.
We will have only one group of children and their teachers in the hallway at one time.
We will stagger our gross motor times to achieve the maximum group size of 10 people.
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
All field trips will be cancelled until further notice. 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?
If you are sick, you must stay home until:
You are fever free for at least 72 hours (without the use of fever reducing medications), AND
Symptoms have improved, AND
At least 10 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared
Self Isolation Guidelines for Travel and Exposure to COVID-19
Iowans should stay at home and isolate themselves from other people and animals in the home in the following situations. Isolation should be in place for 14 days after the last exposure.
Traveled internationally outside of Iowa for business or vacation.
Live with someone who has symptoms of COVID-19 or tested positive for COVID-19.
If you have prolonged contact with a co-worker who has tested positive for COVID-19
You may enroll/return to the program after you have completed a 14 day self-isolation upon return to Iowa or after last exposure