Navigating COVID-19 at
Edina Daycare Spanish Immersion
Little Hands

Our top priority at Edina Daycare Spanish Immersion will always be the health and safety of the children entrusted to our care, their families, and our staff. We have partnered with leading health care experts and are closely monitoring the latest updates from the CDC and World Health Organization, including the State of Minnesota. Using information from these leading experts, we have created guidelines to ensure the safety and well-being our of children, their families, and staff.

Edina Daycare Spanish Immersion will be open during regular scheduled hours. 

We are an essential service for our families, and we welcome children to join our schools as long as they have not been exposed, are symptom-free and there are no restrictions from the health department.

We’re also working closely with the CDC, commissioner of health, and state and local health departments to respond as quickly as possible to the latest guidance.

We will be monitoring the situation closely. We expect all teaching staff to report to work that are symptom free and do not have compromised immune systems.

Thank You!

Classroom Protocol:

  • Providing a safe and secure environment for children

  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer (to the extent it is available) before entering your child’s classroom.

  • Limit your time in the classrooms at drop off/pick up.

  • Do not enter the school if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness. If you are feeling ill, please call the school, and we will escort your child(ren) to your car.

  • If you are notified that your child has any symptoms of illness, please pick up your child immediately.

  • Please ensure that your child is fever-free for at least 24 hours without the aid of fever-reducing medicine before returning to school.

  • Please consider social distancing and limiting events such as birthday parties with other families enrolled in our program.

Childhood Illness Protocol:

To protect your child, other children, and our teaching staff from illness, we will continue to enforce our established guidelines of excluding ill children and appreciate your support in upholding these important policies.

International Travel:

  • If you are returning from international travel from the CDC’s Level 2 or 3 areas, a cruise, or any area where the virus is widespread, please do not enter the school for at least two weeks upon your return.

  • Please notify us if you have any upcoming travel to an area where the virus is widespread and do not enter the school for at least two weeks upon your return.

Suspected or Confirmed Case:

Should we have a confirmed case of COVID-19, we will follow the leading public health officials recommendations for exclusion periods. In the event that the school may be required to close, below are the key points you need to know:

  • You will be notified as quickly as possible, either by phone, e-mail, or through our parent communication app if our center is required to temporarily close. Please be sure that we have your current and preferred method of contact on file. Also, please be sure that we can reach you through your preferred method of contact at any time of the day.

  • The CDC has not released a required length of time for closure, as there have been no cases of a child getting COVID-19 in any child care center, nationwide.

  • If our center would be required to temporarily close, you would not be charged tuition during that period of time.