Health & Safety

We are closely following guidance from the CDC, as well as state and local officials and health authorities, as we take extreme care to maintain our safe, healthy school environment.

Health & Safety

From first aid training for emergency situations to sanitation and ensuring a clean and healthy environment for children, we have more than 50 years of experience ensuring that every child is happy and healthy. Although scraped knees are a part of growing up, you can have confidence that your child is cared for in a secure, nurturing environment every day.

Health & Safety Practices Include:

Face Coverings

Taking Temperature

Hygiene Practices

Sanitation Practices

Wellness Checklist

Only Staff & Students Are Permitted Inside

For more information, please see our COVID-19 Re-Opening Safety Plan

We Ensure Health & Safety at GCCDC by:


We assess every child’s health by doing a daily health check-in and monitoring for symptoms during the course of each child’s day.

We notify parents when a child does not feel well to help prevent an illness from spreading.

Provide parents a guideline for exclusions if their child is symptomatic.

We clean our classrooms each day with safe, non-toxic cleaning products and disinfectants.

Our building is cleaned with a certified cleaning company.

 Cleaning supplies are locked safely out of reach of children

We encourage children to wash their hands throughout the day by singing songs and teaching lessons about health and hygiene.


Our centers are secured so that only authorized staff and families may enter; due to COVID-19 parents are not allowed to enter at this time.

 Safe, secure perimeters ensure that children can enjoy outdoor play safely

Our center is monitored by cameras outside and inside the building.

Only pre-approved people with photo identification may pick-up your child.

Our center is equipped with smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, as well as an emergency evacuation plan. We also conduct fire drills and evacuation drills.

We have dedicated, friendly caregivers who are trained in child development, early-childhood education or a related field.

We conduct criminal background checks as well as all requirements necessary by NYS to ensure trustworthy staff and passionate teachers provide the best care and education for your child.

Our staff and teachers are trained in first aid and CPR.