As you may have noticed, we have had several cases of Hand Foot Mouth (coxsackievirus) in our program in the Bunny, Dolphin and Koala classrooms. We have been working closely with the Pasadena Public Health Department to ensure we are taking all of the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of illness.
The CCC follows a cleaning and sanitation frequency schedule that is posted on each classroom refrigerator and on our website here. We also have a cleaning crew that comes to clean the center nightly. This past Thursday, the staff did a thorough deep cleaning in each of the classrooms, specifically focusing on dramatic play areas, chairs, tables, fixtures and materials the children use frequently. We are also re-introducing effective hand washing techniques in all rooms to ensure they are washing their hands properly throughout the day, which is the best method of prevention. We will be replacing all of the faucets in the children’s bathrooms with a more effective model to make it easier and more effective for use. We are waiting on parts to arrive for this replacement.
Here is a link to the information from the CDC regarding Hand Foot Mouth. To help us prevent the spread of illness, please help your children wash their hands well and practice good technique at home. If your child has any symptoms of illness, please check in with your doctor and keep your child home until he/she is symptom free and/or has been cleared by a doctor to return to school. Let us know if you have any questions.
Thank you for your collaboration in prevention,
The CCC Staff