Arrivals

Arrival Process for Families/Children

All children and parents/guardians will be screened upon arrival at the centre.

Adults are to put on a face covering and only enter through the main front entrance/exit to enter the centre.

Alcohol based sanitizer will be available at all entry points and throughout the centre.

Distancing Requirements for families:
  • Only one adult may drop off a child at the centre at one
  • Others waiting to drop their child must remain outside and use distancing markers or remain in their vehicles until the person at the screening table has left and the door handles (inside and outside have been disinfected).
  • Parents/guardians must not enter beyond the Daily Health Screening

Parents/guardians must answer all questions asked in the Daily Health Screen, support their child in getting their temperature taken, and cannot leave the child at the site until approved by the screener. Daily records of the screening results will be kept on file.

All children and parents/ guardians will have their temperatures taken during screening using a no touch infrared thermometer or an ear thermometer with disposable caps. Thermometer (infra-red) will be disinfected at the end of each screening process.

If a parent/guardian answers yes to any of the screening questions, their child(ren) will not be able to attend the centre.

The screener will maintain a distance of 2-metres (6 feet) from those being screened and wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) i.e. face covering, face shield, gown, gloves.

A table will be set up to place any items that the child needs, this will include backpacks, any special food and medication. There will be clear containers to place these personal items.

Screening table will be cleaned/ disinfected after each screening.

 

Daily Health Screen Requirements:

Child Care Daily Health Screening Policy (Appendix A)

Parents/Guardians must comply with the centre’s process of completing the Daily Health Screening process either outside or just inside the main entrance. A staff member will then escort the child to the washroom or hallway sink to wash their hands (20 seconds) before going to their cubby to remove outdoor clothing and disinfect any items from home. The staff person will then bring the child to their program room and sanitize their hands before assisting the next child.

 

Arrival Process for Centre Staff

Staff are to put on a face covering and only enter through the main front entrance/exit to enter the centre.

Alcohol based sanitizer will be available at all entry points and throughout the centre.

Distancing Requirements for Staff:

  • Child Care Centre staff must practice physical distancing of 2 metres or more when entering the childcare
  • Childcare staff should not carpool (even with the use of a face coverings)

 

Daily Screening Requirements:

Child Care Daily Health Screening Policy (Appendix A)

All Staff must complete the Daily Health Screening as per policy and then immediately wash their hands with soap and water (20 seconds) and disinfectant any personal items that have hard surfaces such as cell phones, water bottles, bags, purses etc.

 


Departures

Process for Families/Children

Parents/guardians should call the centre in advance of picking up their child so the staff can get the child ready for pick up.

All children must wash their hands before leaving the childcare centre.

Parents/guardians must remain outside the main front entrance until their child is brought outside by centre staff and keep away from outdoor play areas.

Only one parent can approach the centre at one time, others waiting to pick up their children must remain outside or in their vehicles until the parent leaves and is at least 2 metres away from the entrance.

  • Only if necessary, a parent may enter into the vestibule at the main front entrance one at a time to pick up their child. If this occurs, they must wear a face covering and the handles (inside and outside) must be sanitized

 

Process for Centre Staff

Disinfect all personal belongings with hard surfaces to be taken home Wash hands with soap and water before leaving the centre

Staff must take the necessary precautions if using public transportation

**The following steps are recommended for all participants in childcare to complete at the end of each day:

  • Wash hands upon arriving at home
  • Remove clothing
  • Wash clothing worn during the day
  • Wash hands (or bathe)
  • Change into clean clothing
  • Launder clothing worn during the day