COVID-19 FAQS

For your convenience, we have provided answers to the most frequently asked questions surrounding COVID-19 and the response from Kiddie Academy.

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How is Kiddie Academy preventing the spread of COVID-19?

The health and safety of families and teachers in our Academies is our top priority. Please be assured that we have communicated enhanced preventative measures to all of our Academies to help them keep their children and teachers safe. To learn even more about what Kiddie Academy is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we invite you to read Health Essentials, our health and safety guide. This guide provides you with information on important issues such as our mask policy, social distancing, drop-off and pickup protocols, and dining procedures. These preventative measures include but are not limited to:

  • Screening families prior to entering the Academy.
  • Continuing to implement proper handwashing procedures upon entry in the classroom and frequently throughout the day using soap and water. Reminding teachers and students to avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Strictly enforcing our illness policy for both students and staff.
  • Separating sick students and teachers from others until they can go home.
  • Rigorously implementing our three-step cleaning process (wash, rinse, disinfect) for toys and surfaces.
  • Removing and sanitizing mouthed toys immediately.
  • Regular laundering of soft items such as bedding, boppy pillows, dress up items, puppets, etc.

In addition, we are asking that families support the healthy environment in our Academy with the following measures:

  • Please be sure to wash your hands and your child’s hands when you arrive to a room for morning drop-off.
  • For families with multiple children, drop off your older children first and pick them up last.

What is the sick child policy at Kiddie Academy?

Families can find the sick child policy for their Kiddie Academy in their Parent Essentials Handbook.

Does Kiddie Academy have openings for critical or essential workers?

Kiddie Academies across the nation are working to support essential workers. If you are an essential worker looking for childcare, you can find your local Kiddie Academy here and get more information on openings and availability.

How does Kiddie Academy make decisions surrounding COVID-19?

Kiddie Academy is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. We are actively following guidelines from the CDC and partnering with local Health departments to make the best and safest decisions for our families and communities.

Are Kiddie Academy teachers vaccinated?

Child care workers are considered eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in most states. Each Kiddie Academy location is independently owned and operated and will make their own decisions regarding vaccination protocol for staff. Regardless, staff will continue to follow the COVID-19 safety protocols currently in place to help stop the spread.

Can you tell me if my child’s teacher chose to receive the vaccination? Can you tell me which teachers have been vaccinated?

Because this is considered private medical information and very much a personal choice, your local Kiddie Academy is not able to share details on which teachers have chosen to receive the vaccine. However, we remain committed to supporting and a encouraging teachers and staff to receive the vaccine when they are ready to do so. All staff remain committed to implementing the Health Essentials procedures to help stop the spread.

Will Kiddie Academy require children to be vaccinated?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, children under 16 are not authorized to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Until we have more information on this topic, we are not requiring children to be vaccinated for COVID-19.