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Child Development Center

Mason considers the health and safety of children and staff at our child care facilities to be paramount.

Children play outdoors at Mason CDC

Children will be kept in separate groups to limit contact at Mason's Childhood Development Center.

When it reopens on August 3, the Child Development Center will meet class size, physical distancing, health screening, and cleaning and disinfection requirements outlined in the guidance on the Virginia Department of Social Services' Child Care Virginia site.

We will allow a maximum of 66 students, down from the previous total of 104.

  • Groups will be limited to 12, including staff, for children under 4.
  • Groups will be limited to 15, including staff, for children age 4 and older.
  • There will be four classrooms, with no more than 10 students each.
  • Two prekindergarten rooms will have a maximum of 13 students each.
  • Classes and groups will remain separate.
  • Staff members will remain with the same groups.

While face coverings are not required for children, they are recommended. Staff must wear face coverings, and children over age 2 should wear face coverings when inside, when feasible. Disposable face coverings will be replaced each day.

Staff and students must stay home when sick. We'll conduct a health screening of families outside, including temperature checks with touchless thermometers daily.

Outdoor activities will be emphasized as much as possible. Groups can play outside at the same time but in separate areas.

Toys, loose materials, and outdoor play equipment will be sanitized before and after use, and children will wash their hands after playing.

High-touch surfaces (tables, bathroom fixtures, doorknobs, etc.) will be cleaned frequently.

For more information, contact the Child Development Center at 703-993-5960.