Child care FAQ
Will Adventures Plus be operating?
Adventures Plus school-age care will not be available for families Wednesday, March 18 through Tuesday, June 9. More information.
What about Adventures Plus school-age care scheduled for the summer months?
Adventures Plus has not yet received guidance from the state in regard to if and how schools may offer summer programming, however, our team continues to develop plans to offer summer child care dependent upon state health guidelines and direction from the Minnesota departments of education (MDE) and health (MDH), and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding COVID-19.
The Adventures Plus school-age care summer program has closed summer registration. Future program details will be shared with families who are registered for the program as the circumstances evolve.
Will emergency child care be provided?
Yes, emergency child care will be provided to Tier 1 and Tier 2 health care workers and emergency personnel as directed by the state order, which is currently until the end of the school year, Tuesday, June 9. Emergency care is being offered for children in kindergarten up to age 12 who qualify. Learn more and register for District Emergency Child Care.
What kind of activities or programming are offered during District Emergency Care?
District Emergency Care is provided as a recreational child care program. Our staff will be offering a variety of activities for students to exercise their minds and bodies.
Will District Emergency Care staff assist in the distance learning requirements?
Space and basic supplies for distance learning activities will be provided. Computers will be available and do not need to be sent from home. Staff will be available to assist in problem solving technical glitches and interpreting/reading directions. Staff will not be providing direct instruction. Families should make a plan with their child for what they would like their child to work on each day.
How are students and staff practicing social distancing while in the District Emergency Care program?
We provide a safe environment for our students and staff. We have reduced staff to student ratios to no more than 1:10 and will practice social distancing as much as possible. Heightened care will be taken to minimize the spread of germs:
- If children are sick, please keep them at home. Review the school district guidelines for when to keep your child home from school and/or child care.
- Our staff are assisting families with the check-in and check-out process so only one staff member is touching an iPad.
- Staff will serve food and snacks while wearing gloves, and students will not be allowed to share food and snacks.
- Staff have increased the cleaning of frequently touched toys and surfaces.
- Children should bring their own water bottle each day, to minimize the use of drinking fountains in the schools at this time.
How does bussing work for District Emergency Care?
The first week your family utilizes District Emergency Care, transportation will not be available. You will receive more information about your child’s future route from the Anoka-Hennepin Schools transportation department. (This is only available for school time care.)
School busses will pick children up in their driveway.
What if my child needs medical care while at District Emergency Care?
Each school will have a health services staff member on site to administer first aid and medications as needed. If your child needs any medication, please bring daily (Epi-Pen, Inhaler, etc), and it will stay in the nurse’s office. We will have permission forms for families to sign so our staff can administer medication if needed.
If your child becomes ill at District Emergency Care, they will be sent to the health services office and emergency contacts will be called to pick up your child as soon as possible.
All students and staff will report to the health service if they have fever, or cough, or shortness of breath. Any respiratory symptoms will be brought to the school health service office, to assess, initially. Families should follow-up with their own medical provider before planning to return to District Emergency Care.