NEW DAYS OUT CHILDCARE OPTIONS
Kids out of school and need something to do? We have a range of opportunities for you!
The Y provides a variety of activities for school-age youth when school is not in session. Children will meet new friends, have new experiences and most importantly … have fun! Our goal is to provide a program that is convenient for parents and provides them with peace of mind knowing that their child is well cared for.
There are four YMCA centers offering Days Out Childcare Programming:
Wetumpka, Grandview, East and Goodtimes for ages 5-12. Cost is $25/day or $100 weekly for both members and non-members. Hours are 7 AM to 6 PM.
Parents can expect lunch and snack to be provided; temperature and wellness checks upon arrival; increased handwashing; small ratios in accordance with the CDC; staff and program participants practicing physical distancing; and regular cleaning of surfaces and high touch items.
In addition, the East YMCA is offering Pre-school Childcare for children, 6 weeks to 5 years old.
Infants up to 12 months: $130 a week for members; $145 a week for non-members.
Childcare for children 12 months up to age 5: $120 a week for members; $140 a week for non-members.
Lunch and snack are included.
To register, please call the East YMCA at 334-272-3390
SUMMARY OF BEST PRACTICES FOR CHILDCARE SERVICES DURING COVID-19
In order to ensure a safe and rapid scale-up of childcare services, recommendations will include routine staff hand hygiene, disinfection of the workplace, and reduction in the number of staff and children per shift to comply with CDC guidelines. Childcare services will be prioritized for clinicians and support staff in acute care settings: Urgent Care, Emergency Departments, and Hospital Employees.
- Curb side drop off and pick up must be used
- Temperature checks at check-in and for all staff daily
- Current regulations as of 4/30/20 are that no more than 12 children are permitted in the same ROOM
- Upon arrival each child will have their temperature taken. Anyone with a temperature 100.4 or higher will not be allowed to stay in the program.
- Staff are required to wear mask and gloves
- Social Distancing of children six feet apart is required until further notice
- Requirement of not sharing supplies is needed until further notice
- No Busing or transportation of Children is permitted until further notice
Daily Screening for Staff and Participants:
All parents will be asked the following questions each time they drop off their child. If they answer yes, the child will not be allowed to stay.
- Have you or anyone in your house traveled to another country in the last 14 days?
- Have you been in contact with someone under investigation for, or with a confirmed case of coronavirus?
- Have you or a family member been instructed to self-quarantine?
- Are you experiencing symptoms of illness? If so, what symptoms?
- To protect staff at greatest risk for severe, life-threatening COVID-19, only staff ≤50 years of age without chronic medical issues (e.g., heart and lung conditions) will be allowed to serve as childcare staff until the COVID-19 pandemic is contained
- Staff must ensure that their roommates and household contacts are also ≤50 years of age and without chronic medical conditions
- All staff will receive training on EPA and CDC-approved workplace disinfection
- All staff will conduct EPA and CDC-approved hand hygiene at the beginning of each shift and every 2-3 hours
- The number of staff and children present at each shift will be limited to allow social distancing (6 feet) and not exceed 10 total participants in an area.
- Staff will not share their phone, devices, or meal or utensils with one another or children
- Staff will check their temperature at the beginning of each shift and notify supervisor if >100.4.
- Staff to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and notify supervisor if any develop (fever or respiratory symptoms)
- Staff who are in quarantine after an exposure or ill may work-from-home to support online virtual meetings, trainings, and staff scheduling needs.
- Masks are not currently recommended due to regional shortages and a lack of data to support benefit in healthy staff
- All staff will have frequent access to a sink and antimicrobial soap
- All staff will have access to disinfectant such as Lysol or Chlorox or a 10% bleach solution described below
- Ideally staff will have access to a separate bathroom
- All surfaces will be disinfected at the beginning of each shift and before meal preparation and feedings using CDC and EPA approved products.
- All staff will wash hands before and after meal preparation, feeding, and toileting/diapering
- Staff and children will not eat at the same time to allow staff to adequately clean hands and disinfect surfaces between meals
Sick Child Policy:
- Sick children (fever 100.4) should remain at home with a parent or caregiver
- If one family member meets criteria for isolation (fever, cold-like symptoms), the entire family should self-quarantine for 14 days
- If the parent is essential medical personnel or other first responder without alternative childcare options, a sick child may receive childcare services
- Have an isolation room/area that could be used for quarantine for a sick child
- Upon notice that a child is sick, isolate child as soon as possible
- Notify parents of sick child to pick up child as soon as possible
- Notify supervisor at once
- Cleaning guidelines will be followed immediately in the area the child was in
Essential Healthcare Products:
- Antimicrobial soap is preferred, however, in the event of a shortage, the CDC has approved bar soap as long as hand washing is for 20 seconds and consistent with CDC best practices
- Disinfectants may include any of the below EPA cleaning solutions, household cleaners or a bleach solution: prepare a bleach solution by mixing 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water or 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water
- Wear disposable gloves for all tasks in the cleaning process, including handling trash.
- Additional personal protective equipment (PPE) might be required based on the cleaning/disinfectant products being used and whether there is a risk of splash.
- Gloves should be removed carefully to avoid contamination of the wearer and the surrounding area.
- Clean surfaces using soap and water. Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces.
- High touch surfaces include: Tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc. Most EPA-registered Household disinfectant products are effective.
Legos Lincoln Logs
Plastic Manipulatives Non-Foam Blocks
Battleship (w/social distancing example sitting on one ends of the tables)
Kinexs Toy Cars
Plastic Action Figures Sewing paper plates with yarn
Q-Tip for Painting Cup Stacking (plastic cups only)
Drawing w/markers and colored pencils NO crayons
Dramatic Play (Plastic Kitchen, Plastic Doll House, etc) as long as it is individual and cleaned after each child use
NOT Approved Stations:
Play-Dough Kinetic Sand
Board Games that are paper Soft Surface Blocks
Cloth Toys Crayons
Anything that does not air dry within 10 minutes of sanitation solution