AN UPDATE RE:
COVID-19

TALKING WITH CHILDREN

 

THE "BIG SICKNESS"

 

Much like you, we have struggled with the task of helping our kids understand all of the changes to daily life that have come about as a result of COVID-19. Within one of our KinderStop families, we've been referring to the pandemic as the "Big Sickness", and our kids keep looking forward to some return to normalcy - like playing on playgrounds and going to restaurants - as "when the Big Sickness is over."

While none of us can predict when (or if) life will eventually get back to "normal", it is our goal to provide not only a much-needed service for those who are working to keep our economy and infrastructure moving, but also a safe and restorative escape for the children of our community.

For more information re: helping your kids cope with the pandemic, we suggest the following resources:

Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019

Helping Children Cope with Changes Resulting from COVID-19

125 Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained During the Coronavirus Crisis

WHAT WE'RE DOING TO STAY SAFE

CHILD SCREENING GUIDELINES

 

We are following CDC and NCDHHS guidelines for screening children prior to entering our facility and monitoring during their stay. For child check-in and check-out, we ask that only one parent or guardian accompany children into the facility and adhere to the social distancing markings we have placed in our lobby.

 

At check-in, and throughout your child's stay, we are screening all children for the following symptoms:

  • Fever of 100.4F or higher (we will take each child's temperature);

  • Persistent cough;

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing;

  • Vomiting;

  • Diarrhea or unusual stools;

  • Persistent runny nose;

  • Unexplained rash (must have a doctor's note); and/or

  • General malaise and fussiness.

Further, we ask that you do not bring your child to play with us if you have reason to believe your child has been exposed, directly or indirectly, to anyone actively infected with COVID-19 in the last 14 days (including air travel). We also recommend that you do not bring your child to play with us if you or a member of your household is at higher risk of developing a severe illness related to COVID-19.

For your safety and ours, we reserve the right to refuse entry to (or discontinue the visit of) any child who exhibits the above symptoms or may have recently been exposed to COVID-19.

ADDITIONAL PROTOCOLS

 

In addition to the above guidelines, we have enhanced our already high standards for cleanliness and sanitization and have implemented a number of additional protocols to remain as safe as practicable. Specifically, we are:

  • Requiring hand sanitization of all parents and children upon entry;

  • Cleaning our facility daily, and sanitizing high-contact surfaces and other focus areas multiple times daily;

  • Washing all hands prior to and after meals, bathroom breaks, and any other time our staff deem necessary;

  • Wearing disposable gloves when preparing and serving food and during all diaper changes;

  • Removing from play any toys that contact a child's mouth and sanitizing prior to re-introduction;

  • Encouraging children to avoid high-contact play and organizing more activities in small groups;

  • Disinfecting personal belongings bins between each use;

  • Carrying disinfecting wipes and tissues on our staff at all times; and

  • Limiting the number of children in our facility to 50% of our rated occupancy, until further notice.

Finally, we ask that you limit your child's personal belongings to only those essential items such as diapers, a lunch box, and/or a water bottle.

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511 Olde Waterford Way Leland NC 28451 | 910-408-1888 | info@kinderstopkids.com

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