Safety Measures | Fall Child Care 2020: eLearning Academy

Check In & Check Out

 

Children will be dropped off and picked up through a rides in/out system of arrival/departure to limit traffic in program space.


While in the car, temperatures of all children will be taken daily before admittance into the program. Staff will ask if medications were used to lower the child's temperature and if there are any household members with COVID-19. Temperatures above 100.4°F will not be admitted.


Children will be required to wash hands upon entering the child care space.


Upon arrival for check out, parents will remain in vehicle.


Staff member will check ID and children will be walked up and put in car.

Social Distancing & Health Habits

 

Children will be in groups no larger than state guidelines allow and will not integrate with other groups. 


YMCA child care staff will wear masks and other PPE. 


Children will be encouraged to stay six feet apart, especially during mealtime and transitions, and will be discouraged from touching one another. Activities will be modified to accommodate distancing.


Bathroom breaks will be scheduled every 2–3 hours, with mandatory hand washing.


Healthy hygiene education will be a daily part of each child's experience and activities will be planned to support this initiative.

Dining & Meal Procedures

 

Children and staff will wash their hands before entering the eating area.


Children and staff will go immediately to their table and will again sanitize their hands.


Children will only sit at a table with other children from their group, with a maximum of four children per table.


At the conclusion of each meal, tables and seats will be sanitized.


After the areas are cleaned, children will sanitize their hands and exit the eating area.


After leaving the eating area, before going to the next activity, children and staff will wash their hands.

Site Preparation & Maintenance

 

Prior to reopening for care, all child care spaces will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. 


Daily, staff will arrive at least 30 minutes prior to opening to prepare for children.


Water and bleach solution (10%) will be used for cleaning and sanitizing during program hours. Flex wipes will also be used to sanitize non-porous surfaces. Areas will be thoroughly disinfected at closing.


Toys, games and supplies will be cleaned and sanitized following each transition.


Staff will complete cleaning checklists throughout the day and keep written record of all areas.

YMCA Child Care Directors

Location Child Care Director Email
Albemarle Family YMCA Allie Brouwere abrouwere@ymcashr.org
Blocker Norfolk Family YMCA Jeanette Breitenbucher jbreitenbucher@ymcashr.org
Blocker Norfolk Family YMCA Clayton Smith csmith@ymcashr.org
Currituck Family YMCA Tammy Gordon tgordon@ymcashr.org
Eastern Shore Family YMCA Logan McCullough lmcullough@ymcashr.org
Effingham Street Family YMCA Ms. T Williams twilliams@ymcashr.org
Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA Carmen Matlock cmatlock@ymcashr.org
Greenbrier Family YMCA Jacob Litzenberg jlitzenberg@ymcashr.org
Hilltop Family YMCA Seth Foster sfoster@ymcashr.org
Indian River Family YMCA Aaron Martin amartin@ymcashr.org
James L. Camp Jr. Family YMCA Ni'Jel Smith nsmith@ymcashr.org
Mt. Trashmore Family YMCA Christian Kaczmarek ckaczmarek@ymcashr.org
Outer Banks Family YMCA Alex Bartz abartz@ymcashr.org
Princess Anne Family YMCA Margaret Bowman mbowman@ymcashr.org
Salem YMCA Family Center Christian Kaczmarek ckaczmarek@ymcashr.org
Suffolk Family YMCA Shannon Wolfe swolfe@ymcashr.org
Suffolk Family YMCA Victoria Treat vtreat@ymcashr.org
Suffolk Family YMCA David Montgomery dmontgomery@ymcashr.org
Taylor Bend Family YMCA Elizabeth Hill ehill@ymcashr.org
The First Tee of Hampton Roads Jordan Green jgreen@ymcashr.org
YMCA of Portsmouth Jennifer Elion jelion@ymcashr.org
YMCA of South Boston/Halifax County Alyson Arrington aarrington@ymcashr.org
YMCA on Granby Marland Cook mcook@ymcashr.org

WARNING/DISCLAIMER: COVID-19 Pandemic is Ongoing

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is an extremely contagious virus that spreads easily through person-to-person contact. Federal and state authorities recommend social distancing as a means to prevent the spread of the virus. 

COVID-19 can lead to severe illness, personal injury, permanent disability, and death. Participating in this organization’s programs or accessing our facilities could increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. 

This organization in no way warrants that COVID-19 infection will not occur through participation in our programs or accessing our facilities.

When you first come to the Y, you must sign the Assumption of Risk/Waiver of Liability.