Kiddie Academy COVID-19 Precautions
September 11, 2020
What is Kiddie Academy of New Market doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
While the state of Maryland remains under a State of Emergency, we realize it is not possible for you to work and provide the necessary education, care and socialization your young children need. We also know that you need a safe, secure and education-based facility for your family.
We realize that many families in our community cannot work and provide the necessary time to assist in the county’s public school virtual learning plan. You just can’t be in two places at once. At Kiddie Academy you can – with the Watch Me Grow camera system and our Virtual Learning Assist Classroom – you have the ability to check in on your child and see their progress throughout the day.
For these reasons, our Academy has continued to remain open to serve our community and added new equipment, adjusted our procedures, and modified our policies to mitigate the spread of any communicable diseases, now and in the future.
We’re Continuing to Implement Modified Daily Procedures for Health & Safety
During this pandemic, and beyond, providing child care services will be done in a thoughtful and safe manner. Daily Academy operations will continue to adhere to our strict health practices along with additional modifications that comply with the Maryland Department of Public Health (MDPH), U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Kiddie Academy and several other government agencies regulating child care.
Some of the steps we have and will continue to take include:
A newly purchased HALO DISINFECTION SYSTEM which generates a turbulent aerosol and vapor that delivers a complete surface disinfection throughout the building.
Checking children and staff temperatures each day upon entry into the school.
Increasing the quantity of hand sanitizer stations throughout the school.
Using a 3-step cleaning process (wash, rinse, disinfect) for toys and surfaces.
Removing and sanitizing mouthed toys immediately.
Regularly laundering soft items such as bedding, boppy pillows, dress up items, puppets, etc.
Regularly sanitizing high-touch surfaces in common areas, door handles, touch screens and switches.
Sanitizing playground equipment multiple times a day.
Limiting entry into strictly the foyer of the building
Adhering to the updated maximum group capacity of 15 children in an area.
Requiring anyone inside the academy above the age of five to wear face masks when possible.