Music Together® -- Health Policy

Classroom Health policy for Twinkle Together 

 

Policy statement

 

  • One of the most important steps in reducing the spread of common infectious diseases or conditions among children and child care providers is cleaning and sanitizing or disinfecting objects a child comes in contact with. The purpose of this policy is to maintain a consistent method for cleaning and disinfecting the instruments and props used in class.

Objectives and strategies

 

  • Hand washing policy: children and caregivers must wash hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer upon arrival to class.
  • Mouthed instruments will be placed in the “slobber bucket” and remain there until the last class.
  • At the end of each teaching day all instruments used for that day should be cleaned by: spraying instruments with Clean Well and wiping them down with a paper towel. They should then be disinfected by: spraying instruments with Clean Well, and then being left to sit out for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes have passed you may put the instruments away, if some are still damp wipe down with paper towel.
  • Wooden instruments should be wiped clean with a paper towel sprayed with Clean Well or the Clean Well wipes and left to air dry.
  • Mouthed cloth props, such a scarves, should be sprayed with Clean Well and left to air dry.
  • Scarves are to be laundered before a session begins and once a session at week 5.
  • Slobber bucket should be sprayed and disinfected at the end of each day. 

Scope

This policy applies to:

  • All teaching staff

Responsibility

Teachers are encouraged to:

  • understand this policy and seek clarification from management where required

Manager has a responsibility to:

  • ensure that all employees are made aware of this policy
  • actively support and contribute to the implementation of this policy

Monitoring and review

  • Twinkle Together will review this policy six months after implementation and annually thereafter.
  • Policy composed with consultation from Becca Miles, RN and information obtained from the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education. 
  • Effective 4/24/2017