COVID-19 Update 3/23/2020

DISCLAIMER: This one of many regular updates that ELCMC is providing. This posting exists to make previous updates more easily accessible, so some information provided may now be outdated.

COVID-19 and You CDC 03.2020

COVID-19 Facts CDC 03.2020

What to do If Sick CDC 03.2020

Good Afternoon Everyone,

WOW! So much has changed just since my update went out last Friday! Thank you so very much for your continued resilience and open communication with our team while we work TOGETHER to combat COVID-19 and support the families we serve!

Today – Let’s talk about Best Practices for Child Care Facilities:

  1. Stay Informed and Inform your Families: Attached you will find some useful handouts you can use with the families in your care. These handouts are created by the CDC and are being implemented already in one of our sites. If you would like some printed copies for your site – let us know and we are happy to get you hard copies for distribution.
  2. Change Your Morning Greeting Ritual:
    • Move your sign in table outside – Encourage parents to sign their children in outside the front door and have a staff member escort the children to their classroom to reduce foot traffic inside the building.

Ø      You can even make it fun by giving the special escort a “uniform” – maybe a super hero cape or cute animal headband – this helps ease the children into the new routine by making it fun!

Ø     Before the kiddos come into the building check their temperature and do a quick Wellness Check – a digital thermometer can quickly tell you. Ensure you follow your sickness policy for attendance. ELCMC has some examples of policies from other providers if you need a sample to follow.

    • Set up your Sign In area with gloves and sanitizer (see below for recipe to make your own below) for parents coming in the building/home.


What other best practices are you implementing?

Tomorrow – Join us for our Virtual Provider Meeting – You can log in from your computer or call in directly. Register here: :  (if the link does not work, please copy and paste it into your browser)

Additional Important News:

  • If you participate in the USDA Food Program – Please look for an email with guidance for your on-going programs from Ms. Beverly Wilks or your representative.
  • ELCMC Staff are conducting DAILY Provider Wellness Calls – our Quality Team will be contacting you just to see how things are going, ensure you are doing well, and gauge any needs ELCMC can work on to assist you. Please feel free to express needs to our team and we will begin to look into how we can help.
    • So far we have gotten requests for assistance with the following items:
      • Paper Products: Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Tissues, Napkins, Plates
      • Cleaning/Sanitizing Products: Lysol Spray, Bleach, Hand Sanitizer, Clorox Wipes, Sanitizing Spray
      • Consumable Art Materials: Construction Paper, Crayons, Glue, Etc.
  • As always – send your questions to me directly. I appreciate your patience as I compile our new FAQ list and respond as quickly as I can.
  • If you choose to close, please send me the following email (this includes if you are extending your current closure)

1. Site Name

          2. Closure Dates

          3. Anticipated Reopening Date

4. Purpose for Closure



And now…let’s all B-R-E-A-T-H-E:


Thank you,

Elizabeth Deola

Chief Program Officer

2300 SW 17th Rd

Ocala, FL 34471

Telephone: (352) 369-2315 ext. 234  Fax: (352) 369-2308

Email|Web: |

ELCMC hours of operation are: Monday-Thursday 7:00 AM- 5:00 PM and Friday 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

Paypal pixel image

Haga clic aquí para obtener más información en español