COVID Procedures for KidsCo Activity Club

KidsCo Activity Clubs will be in operating during this fall school year. Session Two is from October 12, 2020- November 6, 2021. Our after school program will operating with two options. Option 1 is from 3:45pm-5:30pm Monday Wednesday Friday for $225/session or option 2 is 3:45pm-5:30pm Tuesday & Thursday $150/session.

  • KidsCo team members will practice good social distancing procedures. All team members and children will wear a cloth mask during the duration of the activity club.
  • Children will stay with the same group of children and staff each day. They will not intermingle with other groups.
  • Our group sizes will have 14 kids with 1 staff members.

  • All of our clubs are primarily outdoors and in the event of inclement weather the club will take place in the gymnasium at your KidsCo school location.
  • For the safety of our staff and children, we kindly ask that parents remain in their cars at drop off/pick up. We also ask that all families take their own and their child’s temperature prior to coming to the activity club.
  • A parent will need to bring a thermometer and take their child’s temperature in front of one of our team members.
  • All parents must wear a mask and practice social distancing when dropping off and picking up their children.
  • If there are multiple families dropping off at the same time, please ensure that you are standing at least 6ft. away from other families. Our team will place spacing markers on the ground as a reminder of social distancing.
  • If possible, have the same parent or designated person drop off and pick up your child each day. Older people such as grandparents or those with serious underlying medical conditions should not pick up children, because they are more at risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

  • All child/ren & team members temperatures will be taken in a designated area. Persons who have a fever of 100.4 or above or show other signs of illness will not be asked to return home. We encourage parents to be on the alert for signs of illness in their children and keep them home when they are sick. Additionally, if someone at your home is sick, we kindly ask that you not send your child. We will be asking families screening questions upon arrival.
  • Team members are also asked to be mindful of signs of illness in themselves and persons whom they live with. Team members will also be asked screening questions upon arrival each day.
  • We will provide hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Children and team members will sanitize at the start of each afternoon and in-between each activity.

Frequency & Products

  • All KidsCo programs will intensify all cleaning protocol.
  • All equipment will be routinely cleaned after each use including surfaces and objects that are frequently touched. KidsCo will use appropriate sanitizers that are approved by the MSDE Office of Child Care.
  • Cleaning products will not be used near children.

  • Upon learning of a COVID-19 case in someone who has been in the activity club, we will immediately notify local health officials and MSDE Office of Child Care. A course of action will then be decided for the childcare programs by the health department including if and for how long the activity club will need to close. We will also communicate any cases and the course of action with all parents and staff. Please note that as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, we are required to maintain confidentiality regarding any person who many contract the virus.
  • The health department will also give us guidelines on how to clean and disinfect following a COVID case.
  • Additionally, if our activity club is located within MCPS grounds, we will also immediately notify the school principal, our representative from Community Use of Public Facilities, and MCPS’s representative (Seth Adams).

Childcare programs require the complete exclusion of any staff or child that has tested positive for COVID-19 or is symptomatic, until cleared by a medical professional and full compliance with all the following CDC recommendations for quarantine and other safeguards:

  • Individuals that have not been tested but have shown symptoms may return to the program after:
      • Healthcare provider has deemed that a COVID-19 test is not necessary and
      • 3 days with no fever (without taking medication to reduce a fever) and
      • Symptoms improved and
      • 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared
  • Individuals that have tested positive and are not exhibiting symptoms may return to the program after:
      • No fever, remain symptom free, and after receiving two negative tests in a row at least 24 hours apart
  • Individuals that have tested positive and are exhibiting symptoms may return to the program after:
      • 3 days with no fever (without taking medication to reduce a fever), symptoms improved, 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared, and after receiving two negative tests in a row at least 24 hours apart.
  • Individuals with conditions that weaken their immune system and have exhibited symptoms might need to stay home longer than 10 days. These individuals must consult with their healthcare provider for more information on appropriate quarantine guidelines.

  • Given the current state of the COVID-19 virus, we must all work together. Our team members are here for working parents during this time and we would like to be there for them in return if for some reason the activity club has to close for any reason. It is important for us to be able to pay our team members in the event of any closure. If the activity club is shut down for any reason (including COVID-19); families will not be issued a refund.

  • Prior to attending KidsCo, please make sure you understand and are comfortable with the potential risks associated with sending your child to childcare amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. While, our team is working hard to ensure that the facilities are clean and resemble strong social distancing practices; there is always risk associated with it and KidsCo is not liable for anyone who may contract the COVID-19 virus. Parents will be required to sign a waiver acknowledging that they understand the risks of sending their child during a pandemic.