PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - We all know by now that proper handwashing is defense No. 1 in personal prevention of the coronavirus. But try explaining that to a 2-year-old.

“It causes a little bit of concern. They are always doing something gross,” said one parent.

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Preschools are taking action to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

A mother of two says hygiene isn’t exactly a priority for her kids, so it makes her happy to know that her child’s preschool is taking action to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

“Pulling out the toys throughout the day and spraying them down with Lysol, bleach that kind of stuff, excessive more cleaning of products itself,” said Doug Grubenhoff, the owner of Creative Center in Phoenix.

He said he isn’t one to overreact when it comes to safety measures.

“I think people feel like they need to overdue because, like, what if I didn’t do enough,” said Grubenhoff.

But he has decided to up his cleaning standards so that parents feel good about dropping their children off.

“I just had two today that sent me a text message saying they are going to take some time off,” said Grubenhoff. "They said, 'You know, the less germs in our house, probably, the better,” said Grubenhoff.

Grubenhoff says he’s been following the guildlines provided by the Department of Health Services-- the best advice parents should keep their children home when they’re sick.

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