Although most states are largely reopened, only about half of children and returned.
In states that have not reopened, there are more than 2,000 daycare centers in states that have opted to stay closed. According to a CNBC article the COVID-19 pandemic is still effecting daycares and child care facilities.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state public health departments are working to help children return to school.
“We have been working with schools, daycare centers, and childcare facilities to make sure that their children, particularly those who have missed a lot of classes, are up-to-date on their immunizations,” says Dr. Laura Hanen, chief of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. “Health care providers who are caring for children who have missed a lot of school because of illness or who were not immunized before they got sick need to check their status and make sure they are current.”
With help from state health departments, children are returning to schools at different rates across the country.
So how can we help?
A large concern for parents of preschool aged children is; well…the unknown! Is my child’s facility being cleaned properly. Is the facility’s staff practicing good healthy practices. Although we are not an advocate for helicopter parents, just the fact of having a security system that a parent can have around the clock access to a live feed of their child’s classroom is enough to help retain clients and gain new ones.