My World of Smiling Faces Childcare and Tutoring Center
My World of Smiling Faces Childcare and Tutoring Center

Covid-19 / Corona Virus Policy

~Please visit the website below for more details~

https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/

 

Exclusion from care:

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • In more severe cases, pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

The vast majority of people recover from this infection. Most people will have mild or moderate symptoms. Older people and those with pre-existing medical conditions have a greater risk for more serious illness.

 

https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Documents/Child_Care_FAQ_MSDE.pdf

 

How are child care providers to practice social distancing in an early care and education setting? There are many strategies to practice social distancing. These include but are not limited to: 

● All persons entering the facility entry way MUST WEAR A MASK. The masks of the children staying in care may remove their mask after passing through the main entrance

● Staggering arrival and dismissal time for children by group (including the teachers if possible) and avoid mixing groups of children at arrival and dismissal time

● Greeting and receiving children at the door and avoid allowing parents parents/ guardians to enter the building

● Developing a policy and procedure for accepting and excluding children

● Enforcing 6 feet distance between children and staff when direct care is not being provided

● Creating distance between children when doing table work

● Requiring that children stay home if anyone in the home is ill

● Messaging to parents that keeping their child home is the first and best option

● Incorporating outside play time as able with more than 6 feet between children and only a small group outside at the same time (with no use of playground equipment that cannot be cleaned)

● Limiting item sharing

● Avoiding mixing of groups of children and teachers (including sharing bathrooms) to the greatest extent possible See the link below for additional strategies to practice social distancing in child care:   

 

 

 

 

 

~Please visit the website below for more details~

https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/

 

Exclusion from care:

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • In more severe cases, pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

The vast majority of people recover from this infection. Most people will have mild or moderate symptoms. Older people and those with pre-existing medical conditions have a greater risk for more serious illness.

 

https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Documents/Child_Care_FAQ_MSDE.pdf

 

How are child care providers to practice social distancing in an early care and education setting? There are many strategies to practice social distancing. These include but are not limited to: 

● All persons entering the facility entry way MUST WEAR A MASK. The masks of the children staying in care may remove their mask after passing through the main entrance

● Staggering arrival and dismissal time for children by group (including the teachers if possible) and avoid mixing groups of children at arrival and dismissal time

● Greeting and receiving children at the door and avoid allowing parents parents/ guardians to enter the building

● Developing a policy and procedure for accepting and excluding children

● Enforcing 6 feet distance between children and staff when direct care is not being provided

● Creating distance between children when doing table work

● Requiring that children stay home if anyone in the home is ill

● Messaging to parents that keeping their child home is the first and best option

● Incorporating outside play time as able with more than 6 feet between children and only a small group outside at the same time (with no use of playground equipment that cannot be cleaned)

● Limiting item sharing

● Avoiding mixing of groups of children and teachers (including sharing bathrooms) to the greatest extent possible See the link below for additional strategies to practice social distancing in child care:   

 

 

 

 

 

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