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Academy Health and Safety Plan

  • Update 2/25/2022
    • The CDC has updated Maricopa County to be a "Medium" transission area which no longer required masks for indoors. Masking in class will be option for staff and students effective Monday, Mar 7th.
    • View full details here
  • Update 1/18/2022
    • We will no longer require proof of negative COVID tests if one student tests positive in a class. We highly recommend getting tested regularly. Masks and social distancing will still be required.
  • Update 10/22/2021
    • The CDC Guidance for Youth and Summer camps is no longer being updated by the CDC. Going forward we will be referencing the recommendations for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools
  • Update 9/10/2021
    • While we remain a "high transmission" area, we will continue to require proper mask wearing for both vaccinated and unvaccinated staff and students.
    • If a student tests positive for COVID, that student and their classmates must provide proof of a negative COVID test prior to returning the following week. OR they must take that following week off of in-person classes, in which case the student has the option to particupate virtually via Zoom.
    • These guidelines are subject to change as we continue to monitor the best practices recommended by the CDC


The health and safety of our patrons and staff are our top priority. Childsplay is excited to offer in-person classes, but we must work together to keep our students and staff safe.


We assembled the Academy Health & Safety Plan based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommendations from local government, and industry best practices. The Academy Health & Safety Plan is available for your review before booking or attending a class.


We look forward to a wonderful class experience, AND we must partner together to create and have fun together safely. To do so responsibly, all staff, students, and families must follow all health and safety guidelines.


We are here to help you prepare for your class! We invite you to connect with us with questions or requests for additional information.




Before Your Arrive

  • Consult Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) resources to determine if your child or anyone they have come in contact with shows symptoms of an acute respiratory illness consistent with COVID-19. These symptoms include fever (100.4 or higher), coughing, and shortness of breath.
  • If symptoms are present, DO NOT report to class, refer to CDC guidelines for COVID-19 testing, and contact Childsplay for assistance for the next steps for your class experience.
  • If participant tests positive for Covid-19, DO NOT report to class.
  • Set your child up for a safe class experience by preparing their face covering and reviewing with your young person guidelines, including social distancing, cough and sneeze etiquette, and proper handwashing techniques.
  • Confirm your class drop-off time slot and location (Welcome Point). This information is in your class information e-mail.



  • At your scheduled drop-off time, report to the assigned drop-off location (Welcome Point).
  • Ensure everyone in your group wears facemasks and wait in the designated socially distanced welcome point for your child’s class.
  • A designated staff member (wearing facemask and gloves) greets you to facilitate the check-in process outlined below.
    • Health Assessment Questionnaire- A staff member facilitates a health assessment for the student on the first day of class (or once a week for multi-week programs). Parents are walked through the Health Assessment Questionnaire for the student. Students with fever, coughing, or shortness of breath, or other symptoms will not be admitted.
    • Temperature Check- Staff member conducts a temperature check on students using a contactless infrared thermometer. Students with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater will not be admitted.
  • Once students have successfully been granted entry, caregivers should clear the area to expedite other check-ins.


Class Days

  • To comply with public health official recommendations, classes have reduced capacity to 15 students in a class.
  • Each class is a separate cohort and will not combine with any other group.
  • Water fountains will not be available for use. Students should bring their bottles of water.
  • Face masks must be worn at all times by staff and students.
  • To minimize cross-contact, each class is assigned a classroom, not used for other programs.
  • Students are socially distanced (three feet apart) in the class space. Class activities are modified to comply with social distance guidelines. When eating or drinking distance increases to 6ft.
  • Students are not permitted to touch items belonging to other students and will have a designated spot to store their personal items.
  • To increase ventilation and air circulation, classroom windows are opened during class periods.
  • Classes may participate in some supervised activities outside when weather condition permits.
  • Hand sanitizer is available and visible in every classroom throughout the day. Students have regular opportunities for handwashing with soap and water.
  • Students will have regular breaks for restroom, hydration, and rest. Half-day classes include a short snack break and full-day classes will have a lunch break and snack break.


Snack and Lunch Breaks

  • Students may bring their own snacks to class and students enrolled in full-day classes need to bring a sack lunch (students will not have access to refridgerator or microwave). Childsplay does not provide snacks or meals.
  • Students will eat in their classroom and classes will not combine for snack or lunch breaks.
  • When eating students will remove masks and be seated 6ft apart.



  • Student pick-up is conducted at the same location as your drop-off (Welcome Point). Parents and authorized pick-ups should be socially distant at the welcome point or remain in the vehicle until dismissal.
  • Older students authorized for self-check-out may sign-out directly with the instructor and proceed to their vehicles. (Students must be ten or older, and caregivers must approve self-check-out from the parent dashboard. Contact Childsplay Academy if you need assistance.)
  • For caregivers and authorized pick-ups waiting at the designated Welcome Point, a staff member will facilitate the electronic sign-out and dismiss the student into their care.
  • Once your student’s pick-up is complete, please clear the area to expedite other pick-ups.


Additional Safety Measures

  • We ask caregivers and students to take extra care to ensure that students have all materials needed for the day at the time of drop-off.
  • If you need to pick-up students early, please alert staff at drop-off so the staff can be prepared.
  • Childsplay uses CDC and EPA recommended disinfectant and cleaning products to clean high touch surfaces frequently throughout the day. Additionally, our contracted custodial service partner provides thorough disinfecting services.
  • Water fountains are not available for use. Students should bring water bottles. Childsplay Academy will supply water for students who need it during class time.
  • Childsplay staff continues to work remotely to reduce further the number of people interacting with the campus.
  • Should a student feel ill during the day, they are provided a space away from fellow students to wait until they are picked up. Please ensure that a caregiver is available to pick up your child if they become ill during class. 


Childsplay will inform you of any changes to the Academy Health & Safety Plan by e-mail and updates to our website.