Stoughton daycare prepares for more children to return as businesses start to reopen

STOUHGTON, Wis. — As businesses start to reopen, many parents will need to put their children back in daycares.

The state has directed daycares to limit their capacity to no more than 50 children and 10 staff members. Learning Tree and Playland Childcare in Stoughton reopened last Monday.

Owner Laura Viney said the daycare is taking many health and safety precautions.

“We changed our policies and procedures as far as sicknesses go,” said Viney. “We’re taking temps every two hours for kids and staff. We’re not using cafeteria or common space areas. Kids are having to wash their hands more periodically throughout the day.”

Viney said most parents were excited the daycare was back open, but a few still showed concerns.

For now, the daycare is holding spots for children who were already enrolled until those parents feel comfortable sending them back.