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Cleanliness

We take the well-being of your child very seriously and work hard to provide an environment that is as healthy as possible. We are committed to keeping our home and the children in it as clean as possible, in order to help minimize and/or prevent the spread of germs.

Teeth Brushing

Beginning at 18 months old we have the children start to brush their teeth every day after lunch time. This helps the children develop a life long habit of oral hygiene.

Hand Washing

Hand washing is the single most effective practice in preventing the spread of germs. We wash our hands many times throughout the day, as well as the children's hands before and/or after engaging in a thorough list of activities.

Jamie and Eric wash their hands:

  • Before beginning work
  • Immediately before handling food or feeding children
  • After using the toilet, helping a child use the toilet, or after changing soiled clothing or diapers
  • After coming into contact with any bodily fluid, such as a wet or soiled diaper, runny nose, spit or vomit
  • After handling a pet or pet equipment
  • Whenever hands are visibly dirty
  • After cleaning a child, the room, toys, or bathroom
  • Before giving medication or applying ointment
  • After work

Children wash their hands:

  • Immediately before and after eating
  • After using the toilet or having soiled clothing or diaper changed
  • Before and after using water tables
  • After using play-dough or other substances
  • After playing on the playground
  • Whenever hands are visibly dirty
  • Before going home

Cleaning and Disinfecting

Our home is kept clean and disinfected at all times. We thoroughly clean surfaces that children come in close contact with using soap and water, or Lysol, etc. The high chairs are cleaned between each use, and the diaper changing tables are cleaned and disinfected between each diaper change. Toys are cleaned and disinfected often, and water-play tables are cleaned and disinfected before being filled with water and carefully supervised when in use.

Sanitizing Station

We have a Purell automatic sanitizing station outside the daycare entry door. We encourage all parents to do the following before entering and exiting the daycare. (1) Before entering the daycare please sanitize your hands and your children's hands using the sanitizing automatic dispenser. (2) After exiting the daycare please once again sanitize your hands and your children's hands using the sanitizing automatic dispenser. Doing so will help keep outside germs from coming in and prevent inside daycare germs from coming back out.

Kids get sick, it's a unfortunate fact of life. But by continually practicing good hygiene, at Building Blocks Home Daycare, kids get sick less.