SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: Across from Jake's Barbeque
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Birdneck, Corporate Landing, Ocean Lakes, Princess Anne, Strawbridge, Three Oaks, Redmill and Seatack
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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Welcome to the General Booth KinderCare! Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we're excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning! Our holistic approach to nurturing the growth and development of the whole child allows us to provide our children with developmentally age appropriate activities that help to stimulate learning cognitively, nurture creativity, establish communication skills, improve mobility and coordination, and lay the foundation for your child to develop trusting relationships. It is incredibly important for our team to build good trust and rapport with our families and the community that we serve. The most important thing to us is that our children leave us everyday safe, nourished, happy, and bright. We want for all of our parents to feel at ease when they leave their children with us that they are receiving quality care and education every hour of every day. We would love to welcome you to our center anytime to take a tour and meet our wonderful teachers. We have an open door policy and we encourage our families to be part of the process and share their lives with us! We hope to see you soon!
- Tiffany Dixon, Center Director