KCC is not equipped to handle ill children. For their safety and the safety of others, we require that all sick children be picked up within one hour of a parent or guardian being called. It is essential that all families keep the information on their registration card up to date so you can be reached if your child becomes ill. A child should be kept at home if any of the following symptoms occur:
We require a child to be symptom free for a 24 hour period, prior to returning to the center. If your child has been exposed to any contagious disease such as whooping cough, German or regular measles, mumps, chicken pox, diphtheria, pinworm, head lice, or scarlet fever; please keep him/her at home and report this immediately to the center. The Center Director will notify parents of other children who may have been exposed.
Since March 2020, we have all had our worlds shaken up by the COVID-19 Pandemic. We closely monitor all San Diego Public Health and CDC directives to keep our practices as up to date as possible. Please find our latest Covid-19 Policy below. Updated March 23, 2023.
Kids’ Care Club centers have remained open throughout the pandemic to provide services to front line workers in our communities. We’ve avoided closures by working together with our parents and having all teachers and staff go through extensive training on the best health and safety practices.
Stay home if sick. If you or your child has felt unwell, or displayed signs of COVID-19, we ask that all household members stay home until they’ve been symptom-free without medication for at least 24 hours. Classrooms will be open to well students only. If your child starts to show symptoms while at school, we will isolate and keep them comfortable while we get in touch with you.
See what we’re doing to keep our KCC community safer:
Classroom cleanliness. Toys, books, craft materials, cubbies, and other high-touch surfaces will be routinely disinfected and rotated. We will pause the use of sensory tables, play dough, large pillows or stuffed animals, and other materials that are difficult to clean.
Sick space: Centers will have a dedicated space (in or out of the classroom) where teachers can care for sick children while being separated from others until a family member can come to pick up.
Social distancing: We’ll continue to practice social distancing as much as possible to reduce risk. Please look for signage and floor markers in your center to maintain your distance at drop-off and pick-up.
Modifications to family-style dining: We’ve modified our shared snack time practices to reduce the spread of germs. Students will still eat together but will not be serving themselves.
Naptime adjustments: Children will continue to sleep (without masks) six feet apart whenever possible and be positioned alternating head to toe or toe to toe. Bedding will be laundered nightly. Stuffed toys and personal items will be sent home nightly for laundering to help combat germs in the center.
Handwashing and sanitizing: Everyone who enters the building will need to wash hands, and we’ll continue to integrate 20-second hand washing into the curriculum. Hand sanitizer will also be available throughout the center.
Covering coughs and sneezes: We will continue to model and teach them how to safely cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or elbows. We will help students remember to wash hands after touching their face or covering their coughs and sneezes.