Child care center protects children from coronavirus


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia Health Department officials said there have been three outbreaks of coronavirus in Roanoke, and one in Alleghany County.

Now day care workers in Roanoke are looking at how they can improve safety, and comprehension of this pandemic in a way that small children can understand.

Anneli Lukk-Foli and her husband founded Little Sprouts in Roanoke, a brand new daycare, because they didn’t want their daughter returning to the classroom.

She says she teaches children how to stay safe through songs: “when I see a kid, sticking their fingers, and hands or their nose I say ‘Oh we don’t let them in’ and then we go wash our hands.”

Lukk-Foli and her husband now care for five children aside from their own, and have a spot for one more.

“I have a lot of faith in the families we have here, I have a lot of faith in my own family and our ability to do the right thing, and our ability to continue to do the right thing even though it’s hard,” she explained.

Lukk-Foli says the best way to get through this pandemic is for everyone to work together.

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