As a childcare center owner or manager, you know how important it is to keep your facilities clean for the little ones that consider your center their second home. This is especially important these days, as the COVID-19 virus threatens everyone’s health and safety.
As such, you may be taking extra measures to keep your daycare center clean. But did you know that there may be areas in your home that may still be filled with bacteria and germs despite your daily cleaning routine?
Here are four of those spots that need extra attention:
Surprise, surprise! Regular dusting is not going to cut it. The average desk has 100 times more bacteria than your kitchen table. Both the teachers’ and the kids’ tables are filled with germs mainly because their tables are where they put all their stuff – bags, books, toys, and more. These are things that are also often on the ground, bus floors, and touched by many people where they pick up germs and bacteria, which they carry back into the room, and yes, transfer onto the tables.
Pantry and kitchen sinks are home to various types of bacteria, some of which can be detrimental to kids’ health, like E. coli and salmonella. These types of bacteria come from food particles, especially raw meats that you might be preparing in your daycare’s kitchen.
Restrooms and Diapering Stations
You probably already know that the restrooms in childcare centers are filled with germs and that even the air in these restrooms can contain bacteria. When someone uses the toilet and flushes it without closing the lid, some potentially infectious bacteria can easily get in the air and stay there or land on surfaces that children might touch. They might even land on the kids’ clothes and hands. On top of that, when some kids forget to wash their hands after using the toilet, they’re going to take those germs wherever they go.
The same goes for diapering stations. If your trash cans are not foot-activated and if the station itself isn’t sanitized after each use, you can be sure that it’s brimming with germs!
When kids enjoy their time in play gyms and ball pits, they touch everything with their hands that could be dirty. And even when just one kid has a cough or cold, a sneeze can spread the virus and bacteria and get on the toys and other surfaces. Unfortunately, play areas are not getting deep cleaned as often as they should be, and it may be one of the reasons kids who go to daycare get sick more often than kids who don’t.
You want your child care center to be as safe and clean as possible for the kids who go there, the parents who entrust their children to you, and the staff who work for you. That is why you need to take extra steps to ensure that your facilities are not just tidy but also thoroughly sanitized at all times. You need to constantly disinfect all the surfaces, especially those that kids frequently touch, and impose stricter rules on washing hands, proper garbage disposal, and kids’ health.
Running a child care center is not easy, and when you add the responsibility of keeping all the areas clean, things can be overwhelming. That is why you should seriously consider getting reliable janitorial services for your center.
AK Building Services is a cleaning company in Florida that has many years in the industry. We can provide you with thorough cleaning services that will give you peace of mind knowing that every nook and cranny of your center is being cleaned and disinfected. Our team can also customize our cleaning services to meet your needs. Get in touch with us today and get a free quote for our services!