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In addition to our high standards of health and safety measures, some additional measures include, but are not limited to:

  • Mask wearing for all KL staff when unable to socially distance inside
  • Optional mask wearing for children (at the discretion of parents)
  • Hand washing/hand sanitizing upon entering and exiting the KL, before and after meals, and other key times of day.
  • Regular sanitation of equipment, play areas, eating areas, etc.
  • Visual assessment of children’s health throughout the day

 

  • Screen your child! This includes checking your child for symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, gastrointestinal symptoms, new loss of taste/smell, muscle aches, or any other symptoms that feel like a cold. Anyone with a fever of 100F or above or any other signs of illness will not be able to attend the program.

A warm greeting from our amazing staff! 

Sign your child in on the Procare app and your child will then be directed to join his/her group for the beginning of a great day!

✓ Backpack/Bag to hold their items
✓ A lunch- to keep lunches cold we recommend that ice packs be included with the children’s lunches, if desired. To keep food warm, we recommend the use of an insulated Thermos container.
✓ 2 snacks, for the morning and afternoon
✓ Refillable water bottle labeled with your child’s name
✓ Swimsuit and towel for water activities
✓ Younger campers, or campers who are at risk of having accidents, should have an extra set of clothes available in their backpack.

LABEL EVERYTHING! Please clearly mark clothing, water bottle, backpack and lunch box with child’s name. If you have any other questions, feel free to email Sarah Noland @
Kidsleagueofwestford@gmail.com

At this time, the Department of Early Education and Care are allowing child care providers to create their own policy. DEEC is recommending that unvaccinated staff, educators, and children 5 years old and older continue to wear masks when inside a program and unable to distance.

In lieu of this recommendation, the Kids’ League is recommending masks for children 5 years of age or older who can safely and appropriately wear, remove and handle masks. Teachers will be following the recommendation of the state which is wearing masks inside when they are unable to distance. Since this matter is up to the discretion of the parents, if you feel that you do not wish your child to wear a mask, please communicate this to our administrative staff.

Sarah Noland is our COVID-19 Regulations Coordinator and is regularly keeping up to date and implementing any changes suggested by DEEC, the Westford Board of Health, and other applicable agencies. If you have specific questions regarding COVID-19 regulations, please reach out to Sarah Noland. Phone:  (978) 692-6733 or by e-mail: kidsleagueofwestford@gmail.com.

Please inform us if your child will be absent via e-mail or phone call. We do not need to know why your child is absent unless it is because of illness. In that case, please let us know that it is health-related as we are required to keep records of illness-related absences.

We have a complete protocol in place as required by DEEC if a child is exposed to COVID-19 or contracts it. This includes the following regulations:

If a Child Becomes Symptomatic: If a child becomes symptomatic, programs must follow the protocols below: (1) Immediately isolate from other children and minimize exposure to staff. (2) Whenever possible, cover children’s (age 2 and older) noses and mouths with a mask or cloth face covering. (3) Contact the child’s parents and have the child picked up as soon as possible. (4) Follow the program’s plan for the transportation of a child who has developed symptoms and who relies on program transportation.

If a Child or Staff Contracts COVID-19: Sick children or employees who are COVID-19 positive or symptomatic and presumed to have COVID-19 must not return until they have met the criteria for discontinuing home isolation and have consulted with a health care provider. Determine the date of symptom onset for the child/staff. Determine if the child/staff attended/worked at the program while symptomatic or during the two days before symptoms began. Identify what days the child/staff attended/worked during that time. Determine who had close contact with the child/staff at the program during those days (staff and other children).
(1) If the individual tests positive for COVID-19 but is asymptomatic, isolation may be discontinued when at least 10 days have passed from the date of the positive test, as long as the individual remains asymptomatic. For example, if the individual was tested on April 1, isolation may be discontinued on or after April 11 if the individual still has no symptoms.

Notifying Required Parties: In the event that a program experiences an exposure, programs must notify the following parties. (1) Employees and families about exposure but maintain confidentiality. (2) Local board of health if a child or staff is COVID-19 positive. (3) Funding and licensing agencies if a child or staff member has tested positive.

Self-Isolating Following Exposure or Potential Exposure: In the event that a staff member or child is exposed to a sick or symptomatic person, the following protocols must be followed. (1) If a child or staff has been exposed to COVID-19, regardless of whether the individual has symptoms or not, the child or staff must not be permitted to enter the program space and must be sent home. Exposed individuals must be directed to stay home for at least 14 days after the last day of contact with the person who is sick. The program must consult the local board of health for guidance on quarantine for other children and staff and what additional precautions will be needed to ensure the program space is safe for continued child care services. (2) If an exposed child or staff subsequently tests positive or their doctor says they have confirmed or probable COVID-19, they must be directed to stay home for a minimum of 10 days from the 1st day of symptoms appearing AND be fever-free for 72 hours without fever reducing medications AND experience significant improvements in symptoms. Release from isolation is under the jurisdiction of the local board of health where the individual resides. (3) If a child’s household member or staff’s household member tests positive for COVID-19, the child or staff must self-quarantine for 14 days after the last time they could have been exposed.

If an Exposed Child or Staff Remains Asymptomatic and/or Tests Negative for COVID-19: If the exposed individual remains asymptomatic and/or tests negative for COVID-19, they must remain in quarantine and continue to monitor for the full 14 days.

For more info on all procedures being implemented, please refer to State Regs. https://eeclead.force.com/resource/1591618751000/Min_Req

E-mail is the best way to contact us and we will respond within 24 hours. For urgent matters, please call us at (978) 692-6733.

If any of our staff or children are exposed to COVID-19 or contract the virus, we will inform the families whose children are attending at that time, while maintaining confidentiality.

If you or your child contract COVID-19, we will refund you for any time missed because of the illness and/or quarantine time.

✓ Appropriate clothing for play and weather
✓ Comfortable shoes for playing and running
✓ Apply sunscreen SPF 15 or higher to your child each morning (KL will reapply in the
afternoon)

If for any reason you need to drop off your child at a later time than the 9:00am or pick them up earlier than 4:00pm, we ask that you park and pick up your child inside the KL.

You can also let us know ahead of time by texting us on the Procare app.

Although Covid Regulations have lifted and parents are now allowed to enter the Kids’ League, we want to make Drop-Off and Pick-Up convenient for all our parents. Each day you can chose what works best for you.

A: Car drop-off between 8:00am and 9:00am each day and parent pick-up between 4:00pm and 5:00pm each day. Please text the Kids’ League using the ProCare App.

B: Park and pick-up/drop-off your child inside.

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