<p>Staying Healthy</p>
Staying Healthy

Staying Healthy

Let's work together to help keep our children healthy through the school year!

At CCDC, we're diligent about cleaning and sanitizing the high-touch surfaces in our classrooms each day. We help the children learn healthy habits, like hand-washing, covering coughs, and using tissues for sneezes.

Thank you for keeping your child at home when they are not feeling well, running a fever, or showing other symptoms of illness.

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    Coughs & Colds
    Ways to help your child stay well

    When school starts, we often see children develop symptoms of colds, coughs, runny noses, and other common illnesses. Here are positive steps you can take to decrease the spread of germs and keep your children healthy!


    • Washing your hands — either with soap and water or by using hand sanitizer — may seem like a small action, but it’s one that can have a huge impact on your family's health.
    • Hand hygiene is an important lifetime habit for staying healthy. Excellent hand washing is a way we can reduce the risk of catching infections such as colds, flu, other respiratory viruses, and gastrointestinal illnesses.
    • Cleaning your hands not only helps prevent you from catching germs but from spreading them, too — especially to others who may be more susceptible to illness.
    • Teaching children hand washing at an early age is a good way to encourage a lifelong habit. We teach the children at CCDC fun activities to understand how important hand washing is for them and their families. Don’t be surprised if they come home and teach you what they have learned!
    • One of the best ways to encourage your child to clean their hands is by washing your own. Kids watch and learn from their parents!


    In addition to hand washing, here are more ways you can reduce your risk of getting sick or spreading germs.

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
    • Stay home when you are not feeling well.
    • Cough into your elbow and cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when sneezing. Throw the tissue into the trash after sneezing.
    • Disinfect surfaces with household cleaning sprays or wipes.
    • Prevent back-to-school sickness in kids by prioritizing bedtime and eating healthy.


    Signs and symptoms of the new variant of the COVID Eris strain include:

    • cough
    • headache
    • muscle aches
    • sore throat
    • fatigue
    • fever or chills
    • congestion or runny nose
    • nausea or vomiting

    Remember, these symptoms could point to other illnesses like respiratory viruses, ear infections, and strep throat. 

    If your child is not feeling well, running a temperature (100.4 or greater), and has one or more of the symptoms listed, please seek medical advice. Even though it may not be COVID, your child may need to be seen by a medical professional.   

    Questions? Please contact our school nurse at nurse@calvarycdc.com



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    COVID Protocols at CCDC
    Updated March 1, 2024

    We appreciate your patience and partnership as we’ve worked together to face the challenges of COVID-19. 

    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released new COVID-19 guidelines effective March 1, 2024.

    If you or your child is sick…

    • It is no longer required for individuals who test positive for COVID-19 to isolate for five days.
    • People who test positive for COVID-19, RSV, or flu should stay home (not come to the Center) until at least 24 hours after the fever subsides without the use of fever-reducing medication.
    • The CDC suggests wearing a mask and distancing for five additional days, although it is not required.

    Parents, please continue to teach your children healthy hand-washing habits! This is VERY IMPORTANT in preventing the spread of illness. We appreciate your continued support in keeping everyone healthy at Calvary Child Development Center.

    If you have any questions, please contact us or email us at nurse@calvarycdc.com.