Hello Amazing Parents,
Due to recent changes in the CDC guidelines from the state and following the guidelines
for daycares and other facilities like ours, we have made the decision, like many other
daycares, to have all pick up and drop off occur outside of the school to allow the least
amount of exposure possible. We also do not allow anyone to enter our facility (only
deliveries, maintenance workers, and minimal tours. However, they must be wearing a mask
to enter). We know this is not always convenient, but we must maintain the safety of our
Our staff is also following all the guidelines and are maintaining social distancing and
wearing a mask when not at our facility. According to the CDC guidelines set by the state
of Arizona (teachers and staff at daycares are not required to wear a mask only when in
contact with parents during pickup and drop off or during the times individuals are in our
facility as stated in the previous paragraph).
Our priority is our families and staff. We will continue to follow all the safety guidelines
regarding temperature checks once a day, daily cleaning schedules, and notify you of any
concerns regarding your child.
Safety Procedures and Guidance for Child Care Facilities Operating During COVID-19
In addition to the health and safety standards we implemented, we are also executing on
• Washing hands frequently (e.g., before and after meals, after coming inside, after
sneezing, blowing your nose, or coughing) with soap and water for at least 30
• Avoid touching our faces.
• Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw the tissue away immediately.
• Provide easy access to soap and warm water for handwashing for all children and
Screening for Symptoms and When Someone Is Sick
• Conducting daily health checks with staff and children of temperature checks, in
addition parents to notify: If they have had close contact (defined by the CDC as being within six
feet of someone for 10 minutes or more) with anyone diagnosed with
If anyone in their household has symptoms of respiratory illness (fever,
cough, or shortness of breath).
• If a child or staff member develops a cough, fever, or shortness of breath,
sending them home as soon as possible. They should stay home until they are
symptom free (no cough or fever and no fever controlling meds) for at least 72
• While waiting for a sick child to be picked up, caregivers should stay with the
child in a room isolated from others. If the child has symptoms of COVID-19
(fever, cough, or shortness of breath), the caregiver should remain as far away as
safely possible from the child (preferably six feet).
• If a child, staff member, or teacher contracts COVID-19 and they have been at
our facility, we will inform families of possible exposure.
• Removing materials from the classroom that are harder to clean (e.g., soft toys).
• Follow regular cleaning protocols and use an EPA-registered disinfectant that is
active against the coronavirus.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces throughout the day and at night.
• Clean and sanitize all toys at the end of the day.
• Clean any machine washable items on the hottest setting.
• Keep a designated bin for separating toys that have been in children’s mouths.
When a child is done with a mouthed toy, place it in a bin that is inaccessible to
other children and wash hands. Clean and sanitize prior to returning to children’s
Thank you so much for your understanding and supporting us during this time. We love our
kids and are proactively keeping their safety in mind when making all our decisions.
Lallipop Management Team