As we progress in our society, each day, more and more parents are dropping their kids off at daycare. Daycare services and education centers are popping up all over the place, easing an inconvenience for thousands of parents. As a parent searches for their child’s perfect pastime place, cleanliness rises to the top of their list. Cleaning a daycare is vital to the well-being of the children as well as their families.
Ensuring your daycare is clean and safe, is ensuring that the toddlers coming home each day aren’t spreading any unwanted viruses to their loved ones. A safe and sanitary place for their children is all a parent wants, but unfortunately few companies consistently meet all these requirements. We’ve been around children, we all know how they operate, especially toddlers. If you have ever watched a toddler for under five minutes, you know that the second they can pick something up, and put it in their mouths, they will. Not only do they love picking up random objects for a taste, but they also love picking up toys other toddlers have picked up, and put that into their mouths. Only to then, crawl all over the floor where any number of bacteria could be hiding.
Obviously, it is no question that keeping your business as clean as humanly possible is a must, however, you should note that certain cleaning chemicals could have negative effects on the air quality, as well as young children. First, you should know that there is, in fact, a difference between cleaners. Cleaners, sanitizers, and disinfectants are all different, yet all necessary. Cleaners remove dirt and most contaminants, in the form of soap, green cleaners, and detergent. Sanitizers reduce surface bacteria to acceptable levels that are safe for your children to touch, and disinfectants destroy various kinds of organisms’ like bacteria and other viruses that are known to spread.
Combat the evils of bacteria with a cleaning routine for your daycare. For each day of the week, create a cleaning schedule. Perhaps on Mondays, you wipe down the books and learning DVD’s, on Tuesday’s, you make the jump to sanitizing the windows, doorknobs, and art supplies, maybe on Wednesday’s, you roll out the steamer and carpet cleaner, and so on and so forth. Do the everyday cleaning necessities in the morning and in the evening, but make a plan for each individual day to do an in-depth clean. This will bring a flow to the demanding cleaning tasks on your plate while giving you ample time to be productive and to top it off, you’ll have peace of mind for your children and their families.
A child’s immune system is much more sensitive since they haven’t been around too many viruses. So, it goes without saying that teaching your children the importance of washing their hands, and doing it properly, is the best thing you can do to battle any spread. Making handwashing a priority in your center or classroom can significantly cut down the spread of germs, even on your off days.