<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

    We appreciate your patience and partnership as we’ve worked together to face the challenges of COVID-19. No longer a pandemic, COVID is now a virus that will likely be with us for a long time.

    The CCDC follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for COVID protocols.

    Positive Test Protocol

    • Children and staff who TEST POSITIVE can return to the Center after:
      1) Five days of isolation from the onset of symptoms, and
      2) At least 24 hours since they have had a fever without using fever-reducing medicine, and
      3) They must be symptom-free.
    • The CDC recommends that the person wear a mask for an additional five days.
    • Children 2 or younger should stay home for ten days or obtain two negative COVID tests 48 hours apart.

    Classroom Closure

    • The CCDC will not close classrooms due to COVID-19 exposure.
    • Classrooms may close if there is a staffing shortage.

    Exposure Protocol

    • The CCDC will inform you by text if an individual in your child’s classroom tests positive for COVID-19.

    • If an exposed person develops symptoms, they should stay home and get tested immediately.

    • If the test is negative and an alternate diagnosis is obtained, the person can return to the Center once symptom-free. 

    • If a parent is COVID-19 positive, the child does not have to stay home unless they become symptomatic. Parents who test positive cannot be the person who drops off their child at CCDC.

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