COVID-19 Safety

Through these unprecedented times, KKCC students and staff continue to be in a safe and healthy, learning environment.  We continuously evaluate our practices and procedures and modify them as needed for added safety measures.  We have added safety precautions to our current practices.  Every change and effort made, is to continue to protect our students, staff and parents from COVID-19.    

COVID-19 vaccination will help keep you from getting COVID-19

You can now pre-register for vaccination at one of Maryland's mass vaccination sites. Pre-registration ensures you will be notified when you and your loved ones are able to make an appointment if you are eligible to receive a vaccine.


We encourage all of our families / households to be tested monthly. 

If you travel to a highly impacted area, please consider getting testing and self-quarantining before returning to school. 


Find a testing site near you  

Our priority is, and will continue to be, educating our students in an environment that is nurturing, supportive, and safe for all students and staff.  

It is our hope that with these measures we will maintain our students, their families and our staff safe.  We thank you for your trust and continued support.  Let's continue to be vigilant and and remember that WE are ALL in this together.

Current Safety Precautions:

  • Staff have all TESTED NEGATIVE for COVID-19 since we began testing in June 2020.  Staff will continue to be tested.

  • KKCC closes early on a Wednesday per month for COVID-19 testing of staff.  *see calendar

  • Access to the building is restricted. Only students and staff may enter. Ring the bell for assistance.

  • Only two (2) people are allowed in the vestibule area. Others should wait outdoors or in their cars.

  • Drop off is done through the Panther's multipurpose room from 7:30am to 9:30 am.  The multipurpose room is located through the side gate on the right side of the building.

  • Drop off and pick up before 7:30am and after 9:30am is done through the front entrance.

  • Students and staff must wash their hands before entering the building.

  • "Contactless" check in is being used 100% of the time through the Procare app.  

  • Health screening questions are asked and recorded daily for students and staff upon arrival. 

  • Students’ and staff’s temperatures are taken and recorded prior to entering the building.

  • Students’ temperatures are again taken at at 3 pm. 

  • Classroom "pods" have been created where only children and students of the assigned classroom will only socialize with each other.  

  • Students are required to wear masks throughout the day except during lunch, nap time, and outdoor play. Student masks are kept in labeled individual paper bags when not in use.

  • N95 and KN95 masks are recommended to be worn by students and staff on daily basis.

  • Child and adult masks should cover both the mouth and the nose.  They should fit snugly around the face without gaps.

  • We will provide a child size disposable replacement mask to a student when necessary and make you aware if the mask your child was wearing was inappropriate.  

  • Staff are required to wear face masks throughout the day.

  • Large group activities have been suspended.

  • During nap, cots are spaced further apart from each other.

  • Additional tables have been added to classroom to seat children further apart from each other during table activities and lunch time.

  • During other activities children are kept in groups of 2 or 3. 

  • When the weather permits, students will eat lunch outdoors.  With multiple picnic tables available, children can spread out and reduce close contact when not wearing a mask.  When necessary, we will use the multipurpose room or other empty classrooms for this purpose. 

  • Toys are being sanitized after every use with a bleach and water solution.

  • Personal toys are not allowed in the building.

  • Children and staff must wash their hands once an hour and whenever necessary.

  • Increased the flow of fresh outdoor air by opening windows and turning fans on in the classrooms throughout the day.  

  • As we approach warmer months, we will adjust each classroom’s HVAC unit and lower temperature settings. 

  • Classroom ratios are have reverted to 10:1 for 3 and 4-year-olds, 6:1 for 2-year-olds, 15:1 for five-year-old children per Office of Childcare guidance.




Updates in RED:  Last update was January 12, 2022