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Safety Leads as Top Child Care Concern

Choosing a high-quality early care and learning program is a big decision, and the COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a whole new set of decisions and concerns.

Day Early Learning understands these concerns. Throughout our 120+ year history, we’ve weathered two world wars, the Great Depression, economic recessions and now a global pandemic. And each time, we come back stronger.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve not only stayed open, but we’ve opened our doors wider to serve the children of first responders and those whose child care centers and schools closed down. We’ve led the way in early health and safety protocols, modeling the way for other providers and inspiring a statewide provider safety campaign that has been replicated by other states. 

At Day Early Learning, you’ll find a high bar for the health and safety of the children, families and team members we serve. Drop off and pick up take place at the front door to limit the number of people inside our centers. Upon arrival, we’re taking children’s temperatures and conducting a three-question survey to check for health symptoms. We’ve limited class sizes to 20 students, and these students remain together, separate from other groups, throughout the day. We’ve stepped up sanitization of high-traffic areas, shared surfaces and objects throughout the day, and do a daily deep cleaning of the center, toys and materials. Our naptime and mealtime protocols help ensure social distancing. We are limiting items from home, such as blankets and stuffed animals, and in accordance with Marion County’s mask policy, our team members are wearing face coverings and we’re strongly encouraging them for children age 2 and above. At the same time, we’re continuing to offer high-quality learning and care and keeping our families updated with classroom photos and communication. 

With nine centers conveniently located around Indianapolis, Day Early Learning offers year-round, high-quality early care and learning from infancy through pre-K. Learn more about Day Early Learning and its nine Indianapolis centers at dayearlylearning.org.

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