HOUSTON – While Texas summer camps and daycare centers are back open for business, there are some important questions you need to ask before deciding whether to send your kids to one.
Patrick Quinlan of Kingwood is sending his 4-year-old daughter, Hazel, to a day camp at Kids in Action. His biggest concern is cleanliness.
“Well, one thing before we sent her here, I asked ‘what is your procedure, what are you guys doing, how are you keeping things clean?’” Quinlan said.
Quinlan also asked about the camp’s history.
“There’s been no one that’s gotten sick to this point," he said. "There is no record of anything happening here, and that’s another thing we paid attention to.”
Ask about daycare protocols
At Kids in Action, they care for children ranging in age from infant to fifth grade. There are more than 100 kids and 30 teachers and staff and not one has come down with COVID-19. Everyone is screened before they can enter the building and they keep each child in the same small group every day.
“It’s pretty much the same kids which really helps minimize the spread as well,” said Diane Havens of Kids in Action. “So it’s not different kids every day, it’s the same kids, same teachers, same classrooms.”