Disease Control

  • If you suspect you or your child is ill/getting ill, please stay home.
  • All hazardous materials, such as dishwashing soap, bleach and bleach solutions, cleanser, etc. MUST BE KEPT LOCKED at all times, unless in active use, when children are present. The person who unlocks the cupboards is responsible for relocking them after obtaining the necessary supplies.
  • A bleach solution is used for cleaning and disinfecting. The solution must be made fresh each day and dumped out at the end of the day. The solution is:
    • 1/4 teaspoon bleach per quart of water
    • 1 teaspoon bleach per gallon of water
    • This is not an instance where "more is better."
  • Toys and other objects which have been in a child's mouth will be cleaned with bleach solution and air dried.
  • Tables are cleaned with bleach solution before and after snack.
  • Food preparation tables are cleaned with bleach solution before and after using them.
  • When using cleaning supplies, do it away from children - keep them in your hands (don't put the bleach bottle down!) This is one time children will not be asked to/allowed to help.
  • To avoid contact with blood and body fluids, use latex gloves (for example, when administering first aid for nose bleeds, cuts, or changing diapers, etc.)
  • Children and adults wash hands before eating and after toileting with liquid soap and running water. Encouraging children to sing a song ("Twinkle, Twinkle"') will keep them washing long enough to do a thorough job.
  • Remember to wash your hands after diapering, nose-blowing, etc.