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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