HEALTH & WELLNESS POLICY

In an effort to keep all of our families healthy, happy, and safe within our studio we ask that our participants exercise caution and consideration for others if either you or your child is sick. Please use your best judgement when deciding whether or not to bring your child to class when he/she is experiencing noticeable signs of sickness. Additionally, for the health and wellness of all our families, we ask that you take a minute before class to wash you and your child’s hands thoroughly before participating in classes at Mama & Me. Please read our policies regarding our specific programs below:

Parent/Child Classes

Please use your best judgement and consideration for others when deciding whether or not to bring your child to class when either parent or child is experiencing noticeable signs of sickness. Due to the young age of the children involved in our classes, contamination is inevitable through contact with each other. If any child appears to be too sick to participate in classes, Mama & Me reserves the right to ask a parent to return home. Non-Members receive 1 make-up class per session, Members receive unlimited make-ups, so long as they are made up during the current session of enrollment.

Special Considerations in Flu Prevention

As you may know, flu can be easily spread from person to person. Therefore, we are taking steps to reduce the potential spread of flu at Mama & Me. We are closely monitoring the Massachusetts State Health Department flu status updates and utilizing the Center for Disease Control guidelines for schools and daycares. Your help and cooperation is crucial towards keeping your child and our studio healthy this flu season. We recommend that parents/caregivers help in the following ways:

  • Teach your children not to share personal items like drinks, food or 
unwashed utensils, and to cover their coughs and sneezes with tissues. 
Covering up their coughs or sneezes using the elbow, arm or sleeve instead 
of the hand when a tissue is unavailable.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of the flu. Symptoms of the flu include fever 
(100 degrees Fahrenheit, 37.8 degrees Celsius or greater), cough, sore 
throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, and feeling very tired. 
Some people may also vomit or have diarrhea.
  • Keep sick children at home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have 
fever or do not have signs of fever, without using fever-reducing drugs.  
Keeping children with a fever at home will reduce the number of people 
who may get infected.
  • Do not send children to classes if they are sick. Any children who are 
determined to be sick and potentially contagious while at our studio will be 
sent home. Additionally, if you or anyone else in your household is 
experiencing symptoms of the flu, please do not come to class until it is 
determined by your physician that they are no longer contagious.

How does Mama & Me prevent the spread of germs?

  • Toys, chairs, tables and class 
supplies are cleaned between 
every class.
  • Cloth hand towels and smocks are 
washed daily.
  • Changing pads and diaper pails are 
disinfected nightly.
  • Parachutes and dress-up clothes 
smocks are washed regularly.
  • Toys and table tops in common 
areas are cleaned at the end of 
each day.
  • Our studio is thoroughly cleaned, 
mopped, and disinfected three 
times per week.
  • Hand sanitizer is available in 
classrooms and at the front desk.

For more information and prevention guidelines, please visit the Center for Disease Control's website or click on the links below for recommendations for special populations: