Healthy and Safety

Coronavirus Updates

Over the past year 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 August 3rd, 2022.

As always, we are putting safety first to protect our families and staff.

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 health and safety practices we’ve developed to set a new standard in child care.

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 48 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:

Pick-up and Drop-off

  • Drop-off and pick-up outside of the center: Families are asked to sign in their children in our checkout binder right outside of our doors. We will be waiting for you and escort your child right to their classroom!
  • Temperature checks: All staff will be asked to take their own temperature each day upon arrival and must be fever-free before entering KCC. When parents drop off their child, the center staff will take their child’s temperature and before bringing them to their class.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Masks for adults: All teachers are required to wear masks while inside our centers. Fully vaccinated staff members have the option to remove masks while outside if they can maintain social distance, in keeping with CDC guidance. You’re considered “fully vaccinated” 14 days after your second Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or 14 days after your single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
  • Masks for kids: We require students ages 2 and up wear face masks while in our centers.

In the Classroom

  • 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.

  • Pod structure: To limit potential exposure, we’ve implemented a “pod” structure where children are grouped appropriately to stay separated from other classrooms.

  • Modifications to family-style dining: We’ve modified our shared snacktime 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.

Outdoor Fun

  • On the playground: Outdoor play areas (garden, climbing, stage, sandbox, art, etc.) will be utilized by one class at a time, with increased time between play to allow for thorough cleaning of all surfaces.

Healthy Habits

  • 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.