Children bringing personal items into the childcare facility is strongly discouraged and is limited only to essential items. Any hard surface items (e.g. water bottle keys, cell phones, purses/bags,) must be cleaned and disinfected each day upon arrival. Essential personal items should be stored in a dedicated area for each child (i.e. labeled cubby).
Water bottles that are being used by children throughout the day must be labeled. The centre will have paper cups and additional sippy cups available.
Soothers must be labeled with the child’s name to discourage accidental sharing and stored in a sanitary manner (cleanable closed container).
Products such as creams and lotions must be labeled with the child’s name, dedicated to that child, and must be dispensed in a manner that does not contaminate the remaining portion (i.e. using a disposable applicator or clean gloved hand). For creams and lotions during diapering, use a tissue or single-use gloves.
All personal items used for diapering must be labeled with the child’s name and stored in a dedicated area.
All other personal items including clothing and footwear must be stored in a dedicated area for each child (labeled cubby).
Extra clothing / items will be brought in for one week at a time. The backpack / bag should stay at the centre for the duration of the week.