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Wondering how to reopen your child care center following quarantine?

Wondering how to reopen your child care center following quarantine?eopened childcare center
Wondering how to reopen your child care center following quarantine?

Taking a minute to change your perspective could have an amazing impact. This

is the perfect time to give your business a refresh! Before reopening consider

updating policies and procedures, train your staff, and giving your business a


Set a Timeline

child care building opening process

One of the most difficult decisions facing directors and owners is deciding when to reopen. Safety is everyone’s top priority. Yet, many first responders must have child care to be able to work. So how does a center decide when it’s safe? The CDC published a list of indicators that schools can use to help deter mine the right time to open. Directors and owners must assess the level of risk versus the level of need for their community. Seer’s Pre-paid and Online services make it easy for families to pay for and schedule care remotely. Directors and owners can quickly determine the needs of their existing families with this cutting edge technology!

Become Familiar With New Guidelines and Regulations

daycare center guideline management platform

There is an incredible amount of COVID-19 information being published from the federal, state, and local levels. Make sure that you are familiar with, and prepared to implement, any new requirements and recommendations. This is no small task! Be sure to set aside enough time to thoroughly go through all new guidance. Use Seer’s planning tools, such as scheduling and staff planning, to make sure you can dedicate the time needed!

Update your Policies and Procedures

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost every industry. Child care facilities large and small will need to revise several policies and procedures to continue to provide safe, quality care. Consider the following list and how each might need to change.

Cleaning and disinfecting

Sanitizing is more critical now than ever before. Develop a schedule for increased cleaning and disinfecting that outline what is to be cleaned, who is responsible, and how often disinfecting should take place.

Daily schedules

Consider changing the classrooms’ daily schedules to make social distancing easier.

Diapering and Restrooms

Procedures for diapering, toilet training, and restroom use should be revised to reflect intensive cleaning and disinfecting expectations.

Meal service

How will meals be served? Will your center need to make adjustments in how meals are prepared and served to allow for social distancing?

Playgrounds and shared space use