Wiregrass preschools dealing with chilly weather

Wiregrass preschools dealing with chilly weather

Although cabin fever may be setting in, teachers know it's not worth the risk of kids getting sick.
Preschool administrators remind parents to dress their child appropriately for the cold weather.
Preschool administrators remind parents to dress their child appropriately for the cold weather.
The department of human resources requires classroom thermostats to be set between 68 and 82 degrees.
The department of human resources requires classroom thermostats to be set between 68 and 82 degrees.


Children at the Kiddie Care Learning Center in Dothan spent the morning talking about cold weather and making penguins--because when it's this cold outside the kids stay inside.

"They're like little bundles of energy. They have so much energy and they have to burn that out," said Kishia Saffold, Director of the Kiddie Care Learning Center.

To release all of that energy the preschool has gotten creative-- even buying trampolines and playing the classic ‘ring around the rosey’. Although cabin fever may be setting in, teachers know it's not worth the risk of kids getting sick.

"They're already more susceptible to things like the flu virus, colds and allergies when it's this cold. So we don’t want to do anything that’s going to cause kids to get sick so they definitely have to stay inside when it’s this cold," Saffold said.

Administrators also have to monitor indoor temperatures. The department of human resources requires thermostats to be set between 68 and 82 degrees. Reminders are also given to parents to remember to dress their child for the weather. Saffold says some families haven't been able to afford winter clothes this year but that's something the preschool has provided for kids if needed.

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