As you enter our facility, you will see the signage posted, reminding you of social distancing guidelines and procedures. These reminders are also posted at the entrances to the hallways inside.

  1. Parents and children are greeted at the front desk where temperatures are taken and a brief wellness check is conducted.
  1. If children are not running a fever, and not showing any other signs of the virus, they are escorted to the daycare area by a GCA employee.
  1. Groups are limited to 10 children and 1/2 workers. With few exceptions, the same people are together for the day. Room sizes and availability allow for social distancing.
  1. Hand washing stations and hand sanitizer are available in each classroom and are used throughout the day.
  1. Masks are made available, but are not required in our daycare area. If we leave the area, the staff are required to wear their masks. We do not require them for the children.
  1. We have a system where teachers place used toys in an area to be cleaned at the end of the day. The next day, they pick up toys from the “clean toys” area for the children. Throughout the day, we also spray and disinfect toys that are in use.
  1. Tables, chairs, doorknobs, and bathrooms are cleaned in regular intervals throughout the day, (roughly every 2 hours). Thorough cleaning, which includes vacuuming and mopping, occurs at closing time.
  1. Cots are disinfected daily instead of weekly.
  1. Lunch is eaten in the classrooms. If a child purchases lunch from our cafeteria, the lunch is delivered to them in a disposable container with disposable utensils and drink container.
  1. As children are dismissed for the day, they are escorted to the atrium when their parents arrive. All sign out procedures are handled in that area by GCA staff members.

Respectfully submitted,

Vicki Bohall