Updated: Mar 15
Dear Serendipity Families,
Child Care is essential to our families, members, and community. With that in mind, we would like to notify you of how we are handling recent Coronavirus concerns at Serendipity. Our policy in regards to hurricane closures has always been to follow the Seminole County Public Schools schedule, however, after much thought we will not defer to our hurricane plan for upcoming public school closures.
Serendipity will continue operating as long as we may do so safely, responsibly and in line with the guidelines of our licensing agent at the Department of Children and Families. Deep cleaning of SLC is ongoing and we have protocols in place for the continuous deep cleaning/disinfecting high-touch surfaces such as door handles, railings, student mats, check in kiosk, toys, etc. Just a reminder, to please assist your child in washing their hands as they enter the center as we’ve always requested in the past.
With that said, we will be making adjustments to our illness policy during this time. We are asking that you monitor your children closely for illness and keep them home if they show signs of illness. Please do not give them a fever-reducer and send them into the center to infect other children or staff. We will be monitoring temperatures and require pick up for any child with a fever of 100.3 or higher. Children will not be allowed back for 48 hours after they are fever-free rather than our typical 24 hours.
If a member of your household develops COVID19, please keep your child home until the infected member has been cleared and your child does not show any signs of being sick. Any child or child with a household member that has traveled out of the country will be excluded from the center for 14 days. This may change over time to areas within the United States. We trust our families will self isolate in order to keep everyone safe and healthy. Please know that these guidelines are directed to our staff, as well.
As always, tuition continues to hold your space in the classroom. If you are a full time family and have ‘Dippity Days’ you may use those toward your absence, if needed. If you should choose to withdraw your child, we require a 2 week notice whether your child is in attendance or not. If we are required to close per licensing, we will offer ‘Dippity Days’ for no more than 2 weeks. Please visit the Wix app via the website for detailed information on Dippity Days.
One final, but very critical, note. Due to the hysterical nationwide hoarding of several of our sanitary supplies and the subsequent unavailability through our normal suppliers we are asking any families that can donate any shortage items to do so. The following items are crucial in keeping our kids and staff healthy and currently limited to our normal two week supply on hand (less than 1 week supply remaining): Disinfectant, Disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, wet wipes for cleaning faces, gloves, facial tissues and paper towels.
Please let us know if you have any questions and stay well.
Steve & Karla Carta
Serendipity Learning Center
"More than an Education"