COVID-19 Response

Community Begins Here

To our Kiddie Academy family,

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a disruption in our lives unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Several Academies have closed, due to government mandates , someone contracting the virus or simply out of caution. However, many of our Academies remain open. While some people have questioned the decision to remain open, the answer is simple: This is what we do.

The ties and commitment to the communities we serve is strong and sincere. For many, child care remains an essential service. This is particularly true for the critical workers in our hometowns who are ensuring that vital services continue to function during this pandemic.

Where we can, we will continue to provide care to our families, as long as it safe to do so. This search tool shows you where you can find an Academy near you. The website for each Kiddie Academy location will indicate whether it’s open and will provide you with any updates about scheduled tours or events.

With every business decision we make, we must place the utmost priority on the health and safety of the children in our care, our team members and the families we serve. As a system, we keep a laser focus on complying with the measures our state and federal governments issue to keep us all, and especially our vulnerable community members, safe.

Please be assured that we are continuing to monitor this health issue closely and have preventative measures in place to keep our Academy children and teachers safe. These preventative measures include:

  • Continuing to implement our handwashing procedures frequently throughout the day using soap and water and scrubbing vigorously for at least 20 seconds.
  • 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 ask 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.
  • Help protect our most vulnerable children. Only the classroom-assigned infants should be present in each infant room.
  • For families with multiple children, drop off your older children first and pick them up last.

We ask that currently enrolled families please review and adhere to the Academy Sick Child Policy as stated in the Parent Essentials Handbook.

Supporting our communities is what we do best and the safe and caring choices we make help to bring us all together and keep our vision in focus during these challenging days.

Have more questions about the response from Kiddie Academy surrounding COVID-19? See our Frequently Asked Questions.