May 2020

God’s protection and blessing on all of us as we maneuver this time of our new normals.  Please know we are doing everything in our power to KEEP COVID-19 at bay!


If anyone in your household had any of the following, please stay home:
If you have a fever over 100
Had diarrhea and/or vomiting within 48 hours
Dry cough, shortness of breath or nasal drainage
Been around anyone showing signs of illness/fever/pneumonia in the last 7 days
Have had exposure to an individual diagnosed with COVID-19
In the last 10 days have you traveled in a state or country identified as a hot spot


We will continue meeting you at the front door as you deliver/pick your child/ren. We will walk them  into their classroom ourselves.  If you buzz in, please stay at door at least 6’ away from each other when delivering or  picking up your child/ren. Please do not enter the hallway.  
When you are ready to pick your child/ren up in the afternoon/evening, we will meet you at the front door.  Please call and let us know you are on your way, 913 367 6441 or text me 913 426 0178 and we will be waiting for you. This will stop the foot traffic in the building. 


Feel free to call me with questions.  My ear is always open and ready.
Our Summer Program will look a little different this year.  No pool, no field trips (at this time) but we will bring the fun, the activities and the safety!!!!  Please let us know if your child will be joining us for our summer program with continuous learning opportunities by Friday, May 15th.  
Great opportunity for your children Kindergarten - School Age
Please sign up by May 15, 2020


Dates: June 1 - July 23, 2020 Days: Monday - Thursday Times: 9am-11am


USD 409 Continuous Learning (CL) Opportunity Academy is a free, summer learning program for all students grades K-12.  The focus for grades K-8 will be reading, math, and social-emotional learning.  Grades 9-12 will allow for credit recovery, credit advancement and social-emotional learning utilizing a project-based, integrated learning format.


For more information you can check out USD409 website, Facebook page or give them a call.
We will also have the link on your Facebook page and website.

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Dates: June 1 - July 23, 2020 Days: Monday - Thursday Times: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Continuous Learning (CL) Opportunity Academy is a free, voluntary summer learning program for all students grades K-12. The focus for grades K - 8 will be reading, math, and social-emotional learning. Grades 9 - 12 w...


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Coronavirus (COVID-19): What ACCA Families need to know and how to protect yourself and others.

Dear Parents,

We are receiving/seeking guidance and information for the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.  Kansas Department of Health and Environment is our licensing agency.  We follow their guidelines.   As always, we are diligent about hand washing and drinking plenty of water in our school family.   

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What ACCA Families need to know and how to protect 

yourself and others.

The following is suggestions for all families, if changes are required, we will follow up with you immediately.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me @ 913-367-6441.

Ways to keep my child and family healthy prevention tips (taken from USD 409)

  • Avoid touching your face, eyes and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds using soap and water or hand sanitizer
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick and stay home when you or your child is sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw it away in a trash can
  • Clean and disinfect frequently commonly touched objects and surfaces

When would it become necessary for Atchison Child Care to close ? 

Closing our center/school family would occur at the recommendation of Kansas Department of Health and Environment / the local health department /  public health officials in the region.  Our school family continues to be a safe and secure place for all children. 

Please do not enter building if you 

  • have a fever over 100
  • Had diarrhea and/or vomit within 48 hours
  • Excessive cough and nasal drainage

Atchison Child Care Association

With flu season upon us it is a great idea to have your child stop into the restroom and wash their hands with soap and water.  

   The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has specific guidelines for us to follow when we have ill children at the center.   It is mandatory that you come immediately, or send someone for your child, when an illness prevents the child from participating comfortably in facility activities: or the illness results in a greater care need than the child care staff can provide without compromising the health and safety of the other children; or if the following conditions persist:

  1. Temperature: 100 degrees or greater, accompanied by behavior changes or other signs or symptoms of illness until medical evaluating indicates inclusion in the facility.
  2. Symptoms and signs of possible severe illness such as unusual lethargy, uncontrolled coughing, irritability, persistent crying, difficult breathing, wheezing or other unusual breathing signs) until medical evaluation allows inclusion.
  3. Uncontrolled diarrhea, that is, increased number of stools, increased stool water and or decreased form that is not contained by the diaper until diarrhea stops.
  4. Vomiting illness (two or more episodes of vomiting in the previous 48 hours)
  5. Mouth sores with drooling, unless a health care provider or health official determines the condition is non-infectious.
  6. Rash with fever or behavior change, until a health care provider determines that these symptoms do not indicate a communicable disease.
  7. Purulent conjunctivitis (defined as pink or red conjunctiva with white or yellow eye discharge), until 24 hours after treatment has been initiated.
  8. Untreated scabies, head lice, or other infestation—NO NITS ALLOWED
  9. Untreated Tuberculosis, until a health care provider or health official states that the child can attend childcare.
  10. Unknown contagious diseases while still in the communicable stage. (this includes skin issues as well)

Excerpts from  KDHE FORM CCL-214—REISED 07-2001–& ACCA Policy Handbook 

***Your child must stay home fever/vomit/diarrhea etc free without medicine for at least 48 hours!  Let’s keep our school family healthy!  Wash hands often!



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