Wisconsin DHS Health Alert #32: Increased circulation of Non-COVID-19 respiratory viruses among Children and Adults in Wisconsin

Hello everybody,

I wanted to share this health alert from Wisconsin DHS with you, because we are still being very vigilant with health and safety precautions when working with young children.

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WIDHS/bulletins/2e5e339

Please be mindful of our daily health checks before bringing your child in for the day. We know the common colds and such are going to happen, but we still want to keep everybody in our care as safe as possible.

I hope you all have a very safe, healthy and fun holiday break.

Amanda Sattler

COVID & Mask Policies for the Summer

Hello families,

Alyssa and I were apart of a Planning for Child Care Summer Programming 2021 COVID Q&A Zoom Meeting yesterday that was put on by both Public Health and Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. Through the Q&A and current studies we found that it is important to stick with what we have been doing with just a few tweaks. Please read below the LCLA Summer 2021 COVID Policies so that the staff and families are all on the same page.

If you have any questions or concerns with the policies written below please feel free to email or call me.

I appreciate everyone’s part in keeping our staff, children and families safe.

Amanda Wilfert

LCLA Summer 2021 COVID Policies

Due to changes in city and state mandates, we wanted to update everyone on our COVID policies and expectations through summer. It is important to note that while many of us adults have or will be vaccinated, the population we care for has not. All policies are to protect our young children as best we can.

*Mask wearing will continue to be required for anyone over 5 years old while inside and for pick up and drop offs. We will be allowing masks to be removed by staff and children during outdoor play times, as long as, social distancing occurs.
*We will continue to do drop-offs and pick-ups at the outside classroom doors for the summer.
*We strongly encourage families to quarantine after traveling. While you may surround yourself with other vaccinated people, the children still do not have that protection and could potentially receive and spread COVID-19 to the other children. This will not be a requirement, but would be greatly appreciated if possible.

*We will no longer be taking temperatures at the door. However, we will still expect open communication between families and teachers. Please let us know how your child is feeling and if we should be monitoring for any symptoms. Our teachers will check temperatures when and if they deem it necessary. Children will be sent home for the following symptoms:
*Fever of 100.4 or above: Staff will take your child’s temperature at least twice before calling. Your child will need to stay home for a minimum of 24 hours. They may return when the child is fever free, without the aid of medication, for 24 hours.
*Vomiting: Children will be sent home and may return after 12 hours after last episode of vomiting.
*Diarrhea: Children will be sent home after two or more large stools that could not be contained in a snug fitting diaper within 24 hours. Potty trained children will be sent home if they have two or more large, watery stools in 8 hours, or one loose uncontrolled stool for which the child is unable to make it to the toilet. The child may return 24 hours after their last episode of diarrhea.

*Siblings will be able to come to school when other children in the family are unwell. Staff will monitor closely for any signs of illness.
*We will require anyone awaiting a COVID test to remain home until receiving a negative test.
*We will report any positive COVID cases to Public Health and follow their guidance when determining the need to quarantine or shut down classrooms. Regular tuition fees will continue to be due every Friday, even if we have to close a classroom or the center. If for any reason you need to cancel your contract we will follow the Voluntarily Contract Termination section

Updated Closing Dates

Hi everyone,

I wanted to send a friendly reminder and update about the rest of the upcoming Summer closing dates.

We will be closed –
Monday, May 31st – Memorial Day
Thursday, July 1st – Monday, July 5th – Independence Day Reserved
Thursday, September 2nd – Friday, September 3rd – Transition Days & Labor Day

On our original Spring 2021 Closing sheet we originally just had off on Monday, July 5th for Independence Day. Due to a crazy year and LCLA not holding a spring break or summer break we wanted to gift the teachers with a couple extra days.

As always please email me if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,
Amanda

May/June Scholastic Book Orders

Dear Families,

You can choose to have your books shipped to your home or delivered to me with our center order.

With a $25 order, you can pick a FREE $5 Book (use code: READS).

Center Order Due Date: 06/11/21

Shop Our Class Page: https://orders.scholastic.com/PLMQY

Shop Digital Flyers for Our Grade with Your Child: https://scholastic-clubs.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=703557

Please share the Center Page link to extended family and friends. All orders also earn FREE Books for our class.

Thank you for your support!

Ms. Amanda

Class Code: PLMQY

Accidental Mass Email/Text

Good morning families,

I have been working in our online enrollment systems today and I accidentally clicked on something that may have sent out a mass email or text for all of you that are signed up with our ELV system.

I am sorry for this.

I hope you all are having a fantastic Monday.

Amanda Wilfert

Parent Surveys

Hi everyone,

I hope your week is going well.

NECPA, which is our national accreditation, will be coming this summer to visit and re-accredit us. One thing we will need from you is a completed, anonymous survey. Your teachers will be handing them out this week. Please complete and return by next Friday, April 9th.

If you have any questions about this survey or anything to do with the accreditation process please feel free to email me at littlechicksdirector@gmail.com.

I appreciate your feedback with these surveys and hope you all have a wonderful week.

Amanda Wilfert

April Snack Menu & Closings

I hope your Monday is going well. Besides it being super windy it is such a beautiful day. The children were able to spend so much time outside already this morning.

I just wanted to remind you that we will be closing at Noon this Friday, April 2nd for the holiday weekend and also will be closed on Friday, April 16th for Parent/Teacher Conferences and a training.

Attached is the April snack menu. I hope you all have a great week and a wonderful April.