Today we participated in a statewide conference call with CDDS. We would like to share with you the information provided. The following was stated:
The Community Care Licensing Division, Child Care Program Office has received a large volume of phone calls from child day care facilities inquiring if they should close. The Child Care Program leaves the decision as to whether a child day care facility should close to the discretion of the licensee unless ordered by local, state, or federal authorities with emergency jurisdiction to do so. At minimum, please adhere to the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) guidance for schools on COVID-19 when evaluating whether to close or remain open. It sets forth four scenarios based upon progressively more severe situations involving COVID-19. If a licensee has been impacted by an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 or exposed, please adhere to CDPHs guidelines and contact your local public health department, report the incident to your local regional licensing office, and communicate to your families.
Many of our parents have expressed the need for child care and the problem they will have if we close. Therefore, at this time we have decided to stay open. Our operation hours will remain the same.
Due to the nature of our present environment, if your child is feeling ill or icky, please keep him/her at home. No student will be allowed to be in the facility if they have fever or flu symptoms.
We have to be vigilant and understanding the current situation.
Director – Tiny Tot Preschool & Kindergarten