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Beginning And Beyond Child Care Inc.

SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIOTY

We are following the New York State and CDC guidelines. 

 Please visit ​the CDC COVID-19 website for up-to-date information,

as recommendations and restrictions continue to change. 

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Social Distancing Strategies


  • When possible, separate each group of children in different areas.
  • Limit the mixing of children, such as staggering playground times.
  • Create smaller groups for daily activities, promoting transmission such as art, music, and exercising.

Temperature Screening​

 Upon their arrival, teachers would take children's temperature, would a non -contact thermometer, and physical barriers will be used to eliminate or minimize exposures due to close contact with a child who has symptoms during screening. Persons with a fever of 100.40 (38.00C) or above or other signs of sickness would not be allowed to the facility. Parents, please be alert for signs of illness in your child/children and keep them home when they are sick.

Washing, Feeding, or Holding a Child

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 Our teachers will wash hands, neck, and anywhere touched by a child's secretions

Our teachers will change the child’s clothes if secretions are on the child’s clothes.

Contaminated clothes would be placed in a plastic bag or washed in a washing machine.

Infants, toddlers, and their teachers would have multiple changes of clothes on hand in our facility.

Our teachers should wash their hands before and after handling infant bottles prepared at home or prepared in the facility. After each use, our teachers will thoroughly clean caps, nipples, and other equipment for bottle-feeding by washing in a dishwasher or washing with a bottle brush, soap, and water.


Food Preparation and Meal Service

Sinks used for food preparation would not be for any other purposes. Our staff would ensure children wash their hands before and immediately after eating.


Cleaning and Sanitizing Toys


Our staff will not use toys that cannot be cleaned and sanitized.

Toys that children have placed in their mouths or otherwise contaminated by body secretions or excretions will move aside until cleaned by a person wearing gloves. Toys are cleaned with water and detergent, rinse, sanitize with an EPA-registered disinfectant, rinse again, and air-dry. Example: Items more likely to be placed in a child's mouth, like play food, dishes, and utensils.

Groups of children will not share toys unless washed and sanitized before moving from one group to the other.

Washing with soapy water is the ideal cleaning method. Toys rotated thorough cleanings.

Like other paper-based materials such as mail or envelopes, children's books are not considered high risk for transmission and do not need additional cleaning or disinfection procedures.

Beginning and Beyond Covid-19 Guidelines

According to “CDC Guidelines”




Arrival/Dismissal

Arrival/Dismissal

Our staff, when possible, would come outside the facility to pick up the children as they arrive at the entrance of the building. Our lobby, drop-off, and pick-up plan will limit direct contact between parents and other staff members while adhering to social distancing recommendations. When possible, childcare providers would come outside the facility to pick up the children as they arrive in the lobby of the building. Our plan for the lobby, drop off, and pick up will limit direct contact between parents and other staff members while adhering to social distancing recommendations.


Clean and Disinfect

Our staff will routinely clean, sanitize, and disinfect surfaces and objects that are frequently touched, especially toys and games. This may also include cleaning objects/surfaces not ordinarily cleaned daily such as doorknobs, light switches, classroom sink handles, counter-tops, nap pads, toilet training potties, desks, chairs, cubbies, and playground structures. Use the cleaners typically used at your facility.

Clean and Disinfect Bedding

Our staff will routinely clean, sanitize, and disinfect surfaces and objects frequently touched, especially toys and games. May involve cleaning things/surfaces not ordinarily cleaned daily, such as doorknobs, light switches, classroom sink handles, counter-tops, nap pads, toilet training potties, desks, chairs, cubbies, and playgrounds structures. Use the cleaners typically used at your facility.



.Each child’s bedding would be separate and stored in individually labeled bins, cubbies, or bags. Cots and mats would be labeled for each child. Bedding that touches a child’s skin would be sent home to be cleaned weekly, or before use by another child.

Diapering - Steps include:

  • Prepare (includes putting on gloves)
  • Clean the child
  • Remove trash (soiled diaper and wipes)
  • Replace diaper
  • Wash child’s hands
  • Clean up diapering station (with a fragrance-free bleach that is EPA-registered as a sanitizing or disinfecting solution.
  • Wash hands

Healthy Hand Hygiene Behavior

All children, staff, and volunteers would engage in hand hygiene at the following times:

  • Arrival at the facility and after breaks
  • Before and after eating or handling food, or feeding children
  • Assisting children with handwashing, including infants who cannot wash hands alone.
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  • Before and after preparing food or drinks
  • Before and after diapering 
  • After using the toilet or helping a child use the bathroom
  • After contact with bodily fluid
  • After playing outdoors or in sand
  • After handling garbage
  • After assisting children with handwashing, staff would also wash their hands. 
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol will be used if soap and water are not readily available.
  • A poster describing handwashing steps near sinks. (Available from CDC.)