Health & Safety

Safety at CCDC

  •   Children are involved in activities throughout the day that can be messy or involve rough-and-tumble play. We ask that parents dress children in comfortable, weather-appropriate, easily washable clothes, and non-skid shoes, and provide seasonally appropriate extra clothes as well.
  •   Children will not go outside to play when the wind chill is below 10 degrees or weather conditions are not safe for outdoor play; icy conditions, or bad air quality.
  •   Typically, CCDC will not close due to weather conditions such as snowstorms or icy conditions. However, if the Anchorage School District officially closes for weather hazard conditions, CCDC will close as well.
  •   For outdoor play during winter months, children need appropriate winter gear. The following is the winter clothing your child/children must have every day.
    •   Waterproof warm jacket
    •   Waterproof snow pants
    •   Waterproof snow boots
    •   Hat
    •   Waterproof gloves/ mittens
    •   Extra socks, shirts, pants, underwear
  •   A child will be released from the facility only to the child’s parent(s) or guardian or to a person designated in writing by the parent(s) or guardian to receive the child. Persons not known to the staff will be required to provide photo identification such as a driver’s license or photo identification card issued by a governmental agency prior to a picking up a child.
  •   All visitors are required to check-in at the front desk upon entering the center.
  •   At least one staff member in every classroom is CPR and First Aid certified.

To prevent the spread of illness

  •   Staff and Children must wash their hands with antibacterial soap and water each time they enter the classroom, after toileting, after outside play or playing with sensory items, before and after eating, or coming in contact with germs.
  •   No street shoes are permitted inside the center to keep the environment clean for children. Children wear outdoor shoes during outside play.
  •   All classroom items that come in contact with children’s mouths are removed immediately for sanitization. All toys are cleaned and sanitized at least twice a day and cribs and cots are sanitized once a day. Classroom floors are vacuumed and mopped with water and mild sanitizer every day.

Our Illness Policy

  •   All children must be well enough to participate in daily activities to attend CCDC.
  •   Children will be sent home if they have a temperature of 101F +; vomiting/diarrhea; unusual lethargy, persistent crying, or other signs of severe illness; or any contagious disease (pink eye, impetigo, strep throat, etc.).
  •   Children must be fever free without the use of fever reducing medicine for 24 hours of wellness before returning to school.
  •   Parents must notify CCDC of the reason for all their child’s absences, as we are required to report some illnesses to the Public Health Department. Parents will be informed of any cases of contagious diseases at CCDC.
  •   The CCDC staff may administer necessary medication to your child. These medicines must have the full pharmacy label, the child’s first and last name, and the name(s) of the medication and directions for use clearly readable. Parents must also sign a “Permission to Administer Medication” form, giving clear directions regarding when and how much medication to administer. Forms are available at the front desk and the medication need to stay at the front desk until the time of administration.