Dear Current and Prospective WCCC Families,

The WCCC Administrative Team and Board want to thank you for your patience, flexibility, and understanding with COVID-19. This is an unprecedented situation in our world and are doing the best we can in a rapidly changing and very unique time. The safety and health of our students, staff, and their families, has been and will continue to be the forefront of our decison making and driving force in our response to COVID-19 at our center.

WCCC has adopted guidelines for suspected and confirmed cases of illness in accordance with guidance made by the CDC, the Virginia Department of Health, and childcare licensing.  As guidance continues to change over time, the management of COVID related issues will change accordingly.

 

Currently, WCCC employs four weapons recommended by public health to reduce the spread of the virus throughout the center. 

  1. Mask Wearing

  2. Social Distancing

  3. Hand Hygiene

  4. Vaccination 

Children 5 years of age and younger are one of the most vulnerable groups during this pandemic. As a result of this vulnerability, WCCC implements the following health and safety parameters:

  1. All staff are required to be vaccinated. If they choose to remain unvaccinated due to health or religious reasons, WCCC requires them to receive weekly COVID testing.  

  2. All staff are temperature checked each day upon their arrival.

  3. We've isolated each of our classrooms  into "pods" in order to reduce cross-exposure between classrooms.  Classes do not mingle with other classrooms indoors or outdoors.  Teachers work in 1 or 2 classrooms only.   

  4. We've sectioned off our playground into separate play spaces to keep classrooms separated from each other while outdoors and reduce cross-exposure between classrooms.

  5. Teachers check their students temperatures upon arrival and after nap-time. 

  6. Parents are required to complete a health screening for their child before they are dropped each day.

  7. Teachers will provide an additional health check upon their students arrival and throughout the day. Any child showing COVID-like symptoms is isolated from the group and will be excluded from the center for 48 hours post onset of their symptoms.