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Washing Your Hands at School

Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop
germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community.

We’ll follow these five steps every time:

  • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. We’ll hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
  • Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  • Dry your hands using a clean paper towel.


Child Illness Policy

Children to be sent home if:

  • We detect a fever over 99.9 degrees child/staff is to be isolated and sent home immediately
  • Presenting any symptoms of Covid (coughing, difficulty breathing, chills)
  • They experience vomiting or diarrhea
  • Sick children will be isolated from well children and staff until they are picked up.
  • Please make a doctor’s appointment immediately for your child.

They may not return to the building until they:

  • Have been fever free without medication for 7 days with no lingering symptoms
  • Provide a doctor’s note indicating that their condition is chronic in nature and NOT contagious or a threat to those around them

Per the Delaware Office of Childcare Licensing: If a fever over 100.4 is present, student must home-isolate for 3 days, and may not return to school/camp without a doctor’s note for 4 additional days, 7 days total fever and symptom-free


Drop-Off Policy

  • Parent/Guardians will pull into the parking lot in a line in front of the front door along the back playground
  • Parent/Guardians should stay in the car at all times
  • Parent/Guardians will answer a health questionnaire through driver’s side window
  • Staff takes child temperature through the child’s window, and records
  • If temperature is confirmed under 99.9 degrees, staff will remove child from the car
    • Please have child’s belongings for the day in a bag at their feet
  • Children wipe hands with hand cleaning wipe at front door children escorted to teacher by check-in staff



Pick-Up Procedure

  • Parent/Guardians park in a parking spot so that we can identify your car’s number
  • If there is no space, please park along the curb
  • You will display your family number in your front windshield
  • A staff member will radio for your child and bring them to your car – then you may exit the car
    • Students will have lunchbox, water bottle (and any daily items) and be prepared in their
      classroom for departure.
    • Sleeping mats will be sent home on Fridays or as needed
  • The driver should buckle the child safely into the car


Daily Health Screening for Children for Covid-19 * extended questions on first day of the week


Social/Physical Distancing & Hygiene with Campers

  • Classroom groups are unchanging and do not “mix” with other groups at any time during the camp day.
  • We have utilized our whole property to create more outdoor time besides traditional playground activities; weather permitting.
  • We will be demonstrating examples of 6 feet distance and monitoring children’s interactions in an organized manner
    • Lunch seating limited to 2 per table
    • Snack time in shifts or outdoors
    • Designated constant bathroom sanitizing
    • Personal supplies for each child (drawing/writing/art materials)
  • Work / toys in the rooms cleaned throughout the day
  • Personal and secure spaced-out cubbies and bins within the classroom for individual belongings
  • Age-appropriate guidance for mask wearing
  • Lots of age-appropriate guidance for very frequent hand washing


Personal Protective Equipment / Cleaning

  • All Children’s House staff will be required to wear a mask for the entire day. Children over the age of 2 are also encouraged, but not mandated, to wear masks if possible.
  • Staff is required to wear gloves for changing diapers and cleaning.
  • Additional optional PPE has been offered to staff including scrub tops, face shields, indoor shoes, and other items to decrease contamination and help everyone feel safe and protected.
  • We have increased daily cleaning to include full bathroom cleanings between each group, and high vigilance cleaning of all high touch surfaces in the classroom, common areas, and playground.
  • If a student enters the bathroom alone, a dedicated staff member will clean the bathroom when they are finished.
  • Our professional janitorial staff will be sanitizing common areas twice during the week and doing a deep clean each weekend.
  • If we have a confirmed positive Covid19 case in our school, we will have an outside commercial cleaning company come in and completely disinfect every surface of the building before any people return.


Meals & Snacks During Summer Camp

All snacks and lunches will need to come from home for each individual student. No group/ family style serving. All classes will spread children out as much as possible. For example, only 2 children will sit at each table.

Important: All snacks should be shelf-stable, as they will be kept in cubbies. Lunches will be refrigerated.  Snack examples: goldfish and a banana, or pretzels and a clementine, veggie straws, a low-sugar cereal bar – all great options!

  • Toddler:
    • Children wash hands
    • Teacher will plate each child’s meal on disposable plates (washing hands before &
  • Pre-Primary & Primary
    • Children wash hands
    • Children will be seated and given their lunch boxes (or lunch boxes are placed while children wash hands)
    • Staff assist children who need help with their lunches (washing hands prior & in-between)


Family Cleaning Procedures

  • Families should send clean and preferably sanitized items to school daily:
    • Lunchbox
    • Water bottle
    • Carrier Bag
    • Cloth Masks
  • When we send bedding home at the end of the week, please wash thoroughly before returning it to school
  • Children should wash clothing worn to camp after wearing each day

Daily Cleaning Procedures for Classrooms – Example