Should we be sending our toddlers (3yr) to daycare now with COVID-19?

  • Katrina
    Mar 19

    It will be good to check with the daycare what protocols they have in place to stay clean and monitor for illness. If they are able to provide you a plan of how the are minimizing contamination and monitoring for illness that is a good start. I have been seeing places are reducing ratios, increasing sanitizing, and checking children's temperatures frequently.

  • Kelly Smith
    Mar 19

    I know they are doing extra cleaning. Parents are dropping off kids at the front door and they are taking their temperature before they enter. It is all just so scary.

  • Sara
    Mar 19

    It depends on your situation and what you're comfortable with. I'm in the fortunate situation where I can work from home and my husband is home too so we pulled our preschooler out, and then her preschool ended up temporarily closing the next week anyway. However, I know that there are daycares and preschools in the area remaining open and some parents don't have the option of remote work, for example, nurses and doctors.

  • B
    Mar 20

    If you have the option to keep her home I would. We should all be isolating if that’s a choice for us

  • Sug
    Mar 20

    I'm having a really tough time making the decision on whether or not to send our 2.5 year old to preschool when they re-open in two weeks. The county schools are out until 4/15, but his school re-opens 4/1. I'm 37 weeks pregnant and while it's increasingly difficult to keep him entertained while at home, I understand children can be carriers of the virus while not showing symptoms. I would hate to send him to school for my own selfish reasons and endanger his newborn baby brother, my parents in their 50s, us, or anyone else. However, I'm grappling with the fact that I can't live in fear or protect him from what I can't control. This is all getting to be too much. :-(

  • Kelly Smith
    Mar 20

    I have decided to keep him home until this passes. I have been fortunate to accept a fully remote position just recently. His daycare was very understanding, I only have to pay the deposit to hold his spot. I was worried about that. I too didn't want to take the chance of infection of my child or us, the parents. To me nothing else is worth it but our lives. As hard as it may be right now our faith is going to be everything to get us through this. It is a testament to it. Please all be safe and healthy. ♥️

  • Laura
    Mar 20

    It's a tough decision and it's almost better when they make it for you and just close. Ours is pausing tuition and hopes to reopen by April 27th.

  • IV
    Mar 26

    My daycare is still open, and I take her there so I can work from home. I am satisfied with the measures they are taking. Parents are no longer allowed inside, we do door drop-off now, etc. I also don't have anybody at-risk at home. So you would have to weigh your circumstances.