- If you suspect you or your child is ill/getting ill, please stay home.
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
- 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.
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.