February 5, 2015
You may have heard about measles in the news recently. We want you to know about the actions we are taking in our centers and sites in response to the recent measles outbreak to help ensure the health and safety of our children, our families and our communities. We are always working to create the healthiest and safest environment possible in our centers and sites.
Here are some steps we are taking to prevent the spread of measles and other illnesses in our centers and sites:
- We are requiring all staff working with children under the age of 15 months to be vaccinated because those children cannot receive the vaccination.
- We are also limiting access to the rooms with infants and unvaccinated one year olds to parents or other adults dropping off or picking up an infant and immunized caregivers and field management personnel.
- We are collecting records of vaccination against measles for all our staff.
- We ask that you provide us with any updated vaccination records that are not already part of our records.
- As always, we are going to be vigilant about enforcing our policy of excluding sick children from our care. We ask that you join us in that effort by keeping your child out of the center when he or she is exhibiting symptoms with a fever until the fever resolves without medication.
- Also, we will continue to reinforce proper hand washing with our children, as that is often the best defense against the spread of disease.
The CDC has created a fact sheet on measles that we’ve attached to this letter and has additional information about measles, including information on current outbreaks, on the web at www.cdc.gov/measles
. We are also in contact with the CDC, Health & Human Services and local Health Departments to keep on top of the issue everywhere we operate.
Again, providing a healthy and safe environment for your child is our number one priority. We are happy to answer your questions about our standard cleaning procedures and other ways we address contagious illnesses, as well as to answer questions you may have about how we’re addressing this risk. We will also continue to keep you informed of any pertinent news. By working together, we can help ensure your child’s good health and well-being.
Vice President, Center Operations
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Hello and welcome to KinderCare Learning Center of Bartlett! My name is Shavodka McNutt, and I am the Center Director of this school for infant care, preschool, and prekindergarten programs. I have a bachelor’s degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Counselor Education, as well as a CDA which specializes in early childhood education. I have more than fifteen years of experience working with children and six years in the early childhood education field.
- Shavodka McNutt, Center Director
I truly enjoy watching our children grow and develop throughout our age-appropriate learning programs. I value the relationships that I personally develop with our children and families. Our school is one big happy family, and our children enjoy coming to the academy just as much as we enjoy seeing each child’s smiling face when he or she joins us daily.
Our staff members at La Petite in Memphis are exceedingly dedicated to our children’s education. All of our teachers have degrees and/or certifications, and have more than 100 years of combined experience. We provide a warm, friendly and loving atmosphere because we value the importance of early childhood education.
I know that when you visit our center, you will find an early learning academy that is unsurpassed as well as an education that will prepare your child for the future. Call us today to schedule a tour and see why La Petite Academy is the best child care in Memphis, TN, for your child and family.