1. Daily health screenings for children and staff:
Before entering the facility, everyone should undergo health screenings to check for symptoms such as fever, cough, or any other signs of illness. Those with symptoms should be sent home.
2. Temperature checks for everyone upon arrival:
Measure the temperature of each child and staff member as they arrive. A fever can be an early sign of illness.
3. Handwashing and sanitizing stations readily available:
Ensure that handwashing stations with soap and water are accessible and that hand sanitizer is available throughout the facility.
4. Routine cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces and toys:
Regularly clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces and toys to prevent the spread of germs and viruses.
5. Proper food handling and allergy awareness:
Safely handle, store, and prepare food, and be aware of any allergies or dietary restrictions among the children.
6. First aid supplies and trained staff on-site:
Maintain a well-stocked first aid kit and have staff members trained in first aid and CPR on-site at all times.
7. Fire and emergency drills practiced regularly:
Conduct fire drills and emergency evacuation drills to ensure everyone knows what to do in case of an emergency.
8. Secure child drop-off and pick-up procedures:
Implement secure procedures to verify the identity of individuals dropping off and picking up children, ensuring child safety.