When I dropped my 2.5 yo off at day care this morning, there was a note in her box (and everyone else's) asking for permission to apply hand sanitizer to her upon arrival and 'as needed throughout the day'. It was accompanied by a letter detailing what the center will be doing to combat cold and flu season, yadda yadda, and why the sanitizer was so important.
We're new to the big day care game...she's only been at this place a couple of weeks (and only goes two half-days a week). Is this standard fare? We will opt out as I think over zealous use of Purell, etc, is unwise, but I have a feeling we will be the only family doing so. We already threw them for a loop with the vaccine issue - they literally have never had another child who was "off schedule".
If they question us on it, I have no problems explaining my stance on it, but I'm curious to know if other day care centers and preschools are doing this as well. Our's is a big chain...The Goddard School. We chose it partly because it's just a short walk from our home, and so far she really loves it there, but we definitely seem to be the odd ducks in a very conventional pond. Anyone else dealing with this?