S.A.F.E. Serving All Families Everywhere!

C.A.R.E Caring About Reaching Everyone!

Safe Care’s Mission is to provide safe, quality childcare in a loving and nurturing environment so the entire family can grow.

Safe Care’s Vision is to strengthen the effectiveness of our presence for each family's overall growth.

Our Purpose is to provide quality care in a clean and caring environment where each child will feel wanted and safe. Also, to offer a wide variety of activities each day that will strengthen the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of every child in our care.

Hey There, Safe Care Families!

 

Safe Care Learning Center is excited about partnering with our families, community, and safe care providers to ensure that the safety, health, and overall well-being of our children is our number one priority, particularly during and evolving Covid-19.

 

As things change often, there has been a change at Safe Care Learning Center & Safe Care Kids Center. We have our first positive case of Covid-19 within our school age program. We have definitely worked hard and will continue creating strategies to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.

 

Due to the exposure of Covid-19 at Safe Care Learning Center and Safe Care Kids Center we have made a very hard decision to close our centers effective 09/04/2020 for a short 14 Days.

 

During our short temporary closing, our children, your family, the community, and all of our Safe Care providers can count on us to:

  • Intensify our cleaning & disinfecting

  • Remain consistent in our communication with families, DHS, & IPHD

  • Safe Support - Stay connected through phone, email, our website and FB page.

  • Reduce possible transmission by maintaining safe and healthy practices.

  • Separate our Virtual and In person school agers.

  • Continue using PPE(face mask, gloves, hand sanitizer)

  • Social distancing

 

Since your children may have had potential contact with a positive case or in close contact with someone who tested positive, we are asking you to look for any signs and symptoms of Covid-19. If your child is experiencing any of the symptoms, it is advised that you get your child tested for the virus and self isolate for 14 days.

For further information, guidance and resources, please visit www.cdc.gov, www.idph.iowa.gov 

 

Again we are saddened that we are experiencing what our entire nation is facing, but we are optimistic that this too shall pass.

We look forward to seeing each of you back as soon as September 21,2020.


 

Thank You,

Kimberly Kemp

Director

 

09/04/2020

Safe New Normal!

 

Hey There Safe Care Families! Oh my, it’s been a long safe Covid-19 lock in. We are very excited to welcome all our families/children back to the center in a new safe way! There was nothing and there currently is nothing normal about our country, communities, families, and businesses have experienced. As we enter and prepare for a “New Safe Normal” here are a few things that we need to do to help all of us be safe.

 

  • If your child is ill, not feeling well, or running a temp - STAY HOME!

 

  • If you know you, household members, or children have been exposed to Covid-19 - PLEASE STAY HOME!

 

  • Please arrive 5 - 10 minutes early at drop off to complete the safe health assessment daily.

 

  • Only 1 adult needs to bring children inside.

 

  • Face Masks are REQUIRED to enter the building.

 

  • NO entrance past front entry.

 

Upon entering Safe Care Learning Center/ Safe Care Kids Center, a safe monitor will greet you and children. Please use sanitizer for all.

 

A safe health assessment needs completed with adult dropping children to center. This person will need to have knowledge about the child’s overall health and well being. If the child is “Safe Health Cleared”, a safe aid will transport their child(ren) to the restroom to wash hands, put their belongings in the assigned cubby and to their classroom. If your child is safely denied care for the day , please take the child home and follow the recommended guidelines from CDC/IDPH.



 

Safe Care Learning Center/ Safe Care Kids Center is fully committed to ensuring the health and safety of employees children and families is #1. Our safe new normal strategies are summed up below but not limited.

 

  • Implementation of social distancing and monitoring.

 

  • Intensified Safe Cleaning and disinfection efforts.

 

  • Modified Safe arrival and Safe exit plans.

 

  • Safe Health assessments upon arrival.

 

  • Face Coverings

 

As we continue working hard to essentially be who we need to be so our families can be and do what's necessary for their family, we stand united together to provide safe child care services so our children, families , and community can grow as a whole.

 

See You’ll soon and be safe,

Kimberly Kemp, Director

 

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing

  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

  • New confusion

  • Inability to wake or stay awake

  • Bluish lips or face

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Learn how COVID-19 spreads and practice these actions to help prevent the spread of this illness.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, everyone should:

  • Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Put distance between yourself and other people (at least 6 feet).

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.

People with COVID-19 should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19. 

Self care:

If you have possible or confirmed COVID-19:

Stay home except to get medical care.

Monitor your symptoms carefully. If your symptoms get worse, call your healthcare provider immediately.

Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better.

If you have a medical appointment, notify your healthcare provider ahead of time that you have or may have COVID-19.

Stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. If possible, use a separate bathroom. If you must be around others, wear a facemask.

To learn more visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

For informational purposes only brought to you by: https://www.cdc.gov/ Consult your local medical authority for advice.