Handprints Child Care, Inc. - Topeka

Quality Family Child Care


CDC COVID19 Recommendations

Know How It Spreads

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019  (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
    • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
    • Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

Everyone Should

Wash your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • It’s especially important to wash:
    • Before eating or preparing food
    • Before touching your face
    • After using the restroom
    • After leaving a public place
    • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
    • After handling your cloth face covering
    • After changing a diaper
    • After caring for someone sick
    • After touching animals or pets
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

  • Inside your home: Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.
  • Outside your home: Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
    • Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
    • Stay at least 6ft (about 2 arms length) from other people.
    • Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
    • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker. Currently, surgical masks and N95 respirators are critical supplies that should be reserved for healthcare workers and other first responders.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect freqently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPS-registered household disinfectant external link will work.

Monitor Your Health Daily

  • Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
    • Especially important if you are running essential errands, going into the office or workplace, and in settings where it may be difficult to keep physical distance of 6ft. 
  • Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
    • Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking  
  • Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

Be Aware!


     *Wear Mask*             *Social Distancing*

              *Wash Hands for 20 Seconds*



Philosophy Statement

We create a language-literacy rich and social environment that improve all attributes of emergent language and literacy skills. We support the concept that early learning promotes a lasting love of learning for a child. Parent participatioinvolvement is valued and crucial to success of the students.


We offer you and child (ren) a safe, enjoyable, quality, developmental and     educational child care environment programs for children of the Topeka, KS area. We care for children newborn through seven years of age.

 My background includes the following qualifications:

*Over 20 years as a Child Care Provider experience                 

*KDHE Approved Child Care Program                       

*Literacy Connection                                                                        *EXCEL-Excellent Care for Early Learning

*2012 Nominee for Go Topeka’s Minority & Women                                  *2011 Nominee for Provider of the Year

Small Business Distinction Award                                        *Quality Connectional Training

*4-Star KQRIS (Kansas Quality Rating Improvement Scales)  

 *Child Care Disability Training

*Mentor-The Family Conservancy of Greater Kansas City                        *Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

*CPR-Trauma First Aid for Children and Infants

*Conscious Discipline

*Seven Basic Skills for Brain Smart Classroom Management                  *Honored as an ERCSecond Mom

*Participate in Community Events

*Exploring Early Literacy/Cooking Experience                                     *Child Abuse and Neglect Trauma

*Business CoachDeveloping Your Family Child Care Business          *Continuing Child Care Education

Parental Involvement - Parent Partnership

 Parental involvement:

· Being involved is important for all of us: (me, you and your child)

·  There are many opportunities for you to be involved in large and small ways

·  Parents meeting; Advisory Parent Counsel

·  Parent and staff participation events

·  Participate in activity with your child at drop off and pick up. There is a parent’s activity zone located within the child care facility. We encourage parents to join us in field trips and child care facility activities to share your skills and talents.

·   HCC is always ready to listen to parents and eager to include the parents

·   We strive to the environment an extension of the child’s home

·  Community outreach projects, cancer walks, food drives, etc.

State License

HCC is licensed by the State of Kansas and is inspected periodically. License is always displayed. We also participated in KQRIS (Kansas Quality Rating Improvement Scales). HCC is a 4 STAR Child Facility.


  • "Thank you so much Mrs. Mary! You care so much for the students well-being. Great teaching and learning environment!!"
    Awesome Childcare
  • "Wow, what can I say other than Handprints is the best child care facility in Topeka, KS!!! Thanks for all you do Ms. Mary "
    Satisfied Mom
  • "I'm so happy my child is now happy when I pick him you from childcare. Ms. Mary is awesome!!!! "
    Satisfied Father

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