Back to School Health & Cleaning Precautions for Children
As everyone prepares to go back to school, now is a good time to review and discuss cleaning precautions for children. There’s the general “wash your hands before eating.” And the popular “cough into your arm” strategy.
There are plenty of easy-to-use strategies with kids to ensure they follow cleaning practices while heading back to school. As a preschool, we know plenty of tips to stay clean wherever you are, kids included.
Cleaning Precautions for Children At Home
Wash Your Hands
Think about it, you learn to wash your hands early in life, and you keep washing your hands throughout your entire life. A little hand washing goes a long way in keeping everyone healthier. We recommend washing your hands every chance you get, including before and after eating a meal, each time you visit the bathroom and enter your home. This will help keep you and the people around you healthy.
TIP: Sing Happy Birthday TWICE while thoroughly washing your hands. This is approximately 20 seconds as recommended by the Mayo Clinic.
Eat Healthy Food
Don’t forget about what you’re putting into your body. Eating healthy and nutrient-rich foods means you’re well suited to fight off anything that might make you sick, like a virus. Eat healthy vegetables and fruits like strawberries, tomatoes, and peppers. Whole wheat toast and other grains are ideal for a healthy diet too.
Cleaning Precautions for Children At School
Make sure your indoor area is cleaned and sanitized regularly. At Memories & Milestones Academy, we follow a regular cleaning schedule during the day, so everything stays clean while we’re learning and playing. Plus, we clean and sanitize during naptime and each evening before everyone returns in the morning.
When kids breathe clean air, they feel better, and their lungs are healthy and can fully develop into strong organs. We have an electronic air ventilation system that electronically filters common allergens in both of our academy locations. We’ve combined our system with the ultraviolet air purification system to make sure we’re breathing clean air inside. Outside, we follow local weather reports to make sure the outside air is okay for little lungs to breathe.
About Memories & Milestones Academy
At Memories & Milestones Academy, we’re happy to answer all questions and provide a complimentary walk-thru tour for our programs. Contact us to schedule your personal tour of our daycare center in New Prague or Belle Plaine.
We’re proud to be the top daycare provider in Belle Plaine and New Prague. Our enrolled families regularly recommend us to family and friends. Our employees enjoy working here and help to recruit additional teachers.