COVID - 19 Policies and Procedures

The following policies and procedures have been implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 emergency is rapidly evolving. It is important to check this webpage frequently for updated information. We will continue to follow guidance from the Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Childcare and the Governor's Office. Please speak with the Director at each for center for specific facility changes. 

  • Operating hours: 7:00a.m. to 5:30p.m. (only during State of Emergency).

  • Children attending Joy Kids Learning Center must arrive at the center no later than 9:00a.m. 

  • No one will be permitted to enter the facility beyond the designated drop-off and pick-up areas, except staff and children attending Joy Kids Learning Center. 

  • Children attending Joy Kids Learning Center must be free from COVID-19 symptoms. 

  • Children will have their temperatures taken every 2 hours throughout the day while on facility premises. 

  • Staff will take their temperature when they arrive and halfway through their shift while on facility premises.

  • Children will not be required to wear a mask.  

  • Staff will wear a mask at all times while in the facility and on facility premises. 

  • Joy Kids Learning Center has adopted enhanced cleaning procedures. 

  • Children and staff are required to wash their hands using CDC recommended handwashing procedures throughout the day using warm running water and rubbing with soap for at least 20 seconds. 

  • No room will have more than 10 people in total. 

  • Staff to teacher ratio is 1:9 for children ages 3 to 5. 

  • Staff to teacher ratio is 1:6 for children ages 2. 

  • Classrooms have been arranged to enable physical distancing (as best as possible).

  • For snack and lunches, no heated food. Food can be sent in a thermos to keep food warm. No cold packs 

Updated: June 3, 2020

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