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.


Per state mandates and following guidelines from the CDC, Department of Education and American Academy of Pediatrics, anyone 5 years of age or older is required to wear a mask at all times while at the Y. In Virginia, masks may be removed while actively exercising. In North Carolina, masks must be worn while actively exercising.

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
Blocker Norfolk Family YMCA Jeanette Breitenbucher
Blocker Norfolk Family YMCA Clayton Smith
Currituck Family YMCA Tammy Gordon
Eastern Shore Family YMCA Logan McCullough
Effingham Street Family YMCA Ms. T Williams
Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA Carmen Matlock
Greenbrier Family YMCA Jacob Litzenberg
Hilltop Family YMCA Seth Foster
Indian River Family YMCA Aaron Martin
James L. Camp Jr. Family YMCA Ni'Jel Smith
Mt. Trashmore Family YMCA Christian Kaczmarek
Outer Banks Family YMCA Alex Bartz
Princess Anne Family YMCA Margaret Bowman
Salem YMCA Family Center Christian Kaczmarek
Suffolk Family YMCA Shannon Wolfe
Suffolk Family YMCA Victoria Treat
Suffolk Family YMCA David Montgomery
Taylor Bend Family YMCA Elizabeth Hill
The First Tee of Hampton Roads Jordan Green
YMCA of Portsmouth Jennifer Elion
YMCA of South Boston/Halifax County Alyson Arrington
YMCA on Granby Marland Cook

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.