Daycare Opening Guidelines – Tips For Parents And Schools

Reopening day-care centers can give children much-needed emotional support and educational opportunities, as well as it also offers reliable childcare options for parents who are returning to work. Despite the difficulties, young children are extremely robust and adaptable. With clear and consistent daycare opening guidelines along with a nurturing environment, they will be able to adjust and thrive in their new learning environment.

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Daycare opening guidelines:

As you prepare for your child’s return to school, remember that there are measures you can do to help them stay healthy. Moreover, as the Delta variant spreads far more quickly than previous variants of the virus, it’s time to recommit to these critical safety procedures.

Here are five tips that guarantee your children’s safe return to school:

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1. Reinforce the everyday precautions

As you prepare to send your children back to school, remind them of the COVID-19 precautions they’ll need to remember daily, as well as what makes these measures so effective:

  • Social distancing is still important as little ones are not eligible for Covid-19 vaccines.
  • Wearing a mask helps limit any potentially infectious respiratory droplets that may be discharged when breathing, talking, or coughing – especially when social distancing is difficult as the child isn’t aware they’re unwell.
  • Washing your hands can reduce your risk of getting sick by touching a contaminated surface and then touching your face to transmit the virus to your eyes, nose, or mouth.

2. Know and understand the safety measures being implemented

No matter how many measures we take, at your school gathering several children into a classroom, will always pose a risk. However, children, learn best when in a classroom setting, hence following certain guidelines help keep schools as safe as possible during the pandemic. Therefore, it is important to make sure that your child’s school is adhering to the recommendations set forth by public health officials —and KinderPass is implementing every plan and measure needed to keep your child safe while at school.

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Additionally, schools should not only contact caregivers about these safety measures proactively. But also make sure they have the answers to the following questions which form the main part of the daycare opening guidelines:

  • Did all the teachers and staff members take the two doses of vaccine?
  • What modifications did they take to ensure social distancing in classrooms, halls, and schools?
  • Will there be plenty of opportunities to wash your hands and hand sanitizer easily available?
  • Have they increased cleaning services, and how often will disinfection of high-touch surfaces occur?
  • Are sick students and employees required to stay at home?
  • What happens if a student tests positive for COVID-19 in school?
  • What are your plans for sports and other recreational activities?

3. Listen to your child’s concerns

Listen to your child expressing any fears or anxiety about returning to school during the pandemic. Your child would be worried about having to wear a mask all day or it is about separation anxiety. Always make sure you’re listening carefully, empathizing frequently, and reassuringly assisting your child in coping with their concerns.

4. Help them prepare

Learn about the new rules for returning to school and discuss them with your kid; furthermore, make sure to inform their teacher if they have any severe concerns.

5. Keep calm

Keep in mind that youngsters pick up on adults’ behavioural cues. As a result, it is vital to model calm conduct in order to assist your child feel safe and relaxed. To keep goodbyes easier, try the following:

  • Make your goodbyes positive.
  • Make your departure known.
  • When it comes to leaving, don’t be hesitant.
  • Do not return till the appointed hour has passed.
  • Every time you leave or pick up your child, follow the same method.
  • Remind your child that you’ll be right back. 
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14 thoughts on “Daycare Opening Guidelines – Tips For Parents And Schools”

  1. These are some of the great guidelines on daycare openings. Even we have been contemplating about availing the daycare facilities. Will definitely keep these guidelines in mind.

  2. Being a parent, i am ok if school starts even for sometime. I am sure the teachers and the other staff are most concerned with the safety of these young kids.

  3. I am surprised by listening that daycares are still opening . It will be too risky and challenging for parents to let their kids in daycare right now . That’s my personal opinion.

  4. Daycare has closed again here. I hope we all get rid of this pandemic situation soon so that our kids can enjoy their life and go to school. This post is well written by you

  5. True opening of day cares is essential to kids vital growth and doting them with the right precautions can make them worth restarting soonest

  6. Day cares are getting open I think not in Mumbai yet, it’s really tough decision for both parents and teachers there. Hope these guidelines will help smooth and good care of kids.

  7. Are the day care still open? During these pandemic times, I cannot imagine any parent would take the risk to send their kid to a day care. At least not until normalcy resumes. Your post offers some valuable insights into what parents should know before they leave their child to a day care.

  8. Day care opening could be challenging for both parents and teachers. Teaching kids about basic heigne especially during pandemic is very vital. Parents are teachers should be properly trained in such scenario.

  9. More than calming our kids I think we parents need to relax and ensure proper communication with their teachers and school. Both doses and impeccable safety protocols are a must.

  10. It is so neccessary to educate the children about the precautions to take. With the pandemic rearing its head again, i guess these precautions need to become a part of our everyday life.