The health, safety and well-being of our students, staff & families are our number one priority. These policies and procedures have been created to keep everyone as well and as safe as possible. Below is a excerpted representation of a few of our policies. Our full policy can be found in our Welcome Packet that parents receive at registration.
Both teachers hold a current First Aid / CPR certifications and are prepared in the event of an emergency. No child is ever left alone or unsupervised during an emergency or under any other circumstance.
If you have a specific question, please contact us.
Parents & guardians are required to sign their child in/out each day. If you are not able to pick up your child & need to send someone in your place you must notify us by phone as soon as you are aware of the change. If you need to send someone who is not on your approved contact form, then we must hear from you by phone & will ask to see photo ID of the person picking up your child. If we do not receive a call or no ID is presented, we will not release your child.
Fire safety is practiced once a month. Emergency cards are kept for each child in our Evacuation Pack so parents can be contacted if there is an emergency (fire, etc.) that requires immediate pick-up. Children are directed to go to the door at the sound of the smoke alarm or when they hear the word "fire drill" or “evacuation”. From there we exit to the parking lot or to the mailboxes on the other side of the parking lot.
If you know your child is sick or has symptoms such as a fever, we ask that you please keep your child home so that spread of infections are minimized. In the event of illness during the day, with obvious symptoms such as rash, fever, lethargy, nausea, headache, etc., you will be notified immediately. Your child will be made as comfortable as possible until you arrive.
Our curriculum reinforces healthy habits, self-care, hand-washing, nutrition and other wholistic ways to stay strong and well, for both students and staff. We give gentle reminders as necessary for children to use universal hygiene practices (hand-washing, sneeze/cough into elbow, stay home if you are sick) to minimize exposure and build resistance to seasonal or other infections. Our center is cleaned and trash emptied at the end of each session/day. Personal, refillable and/or disposable water bottles
are highly recommended.
After examining many bodies of research and consulting with medical and child
psychology experts, we will not ask children, staff or parents to wear face coverings of any kind. The evidence we have reviewed does not support their use for limiting infections, and is contraindicated for children. Based on the research, we feel strongly that children & staff should NOT have their faces covered, (nor be "distanced") for a variety of reasons that are not just medical, but also safety, sensory, social, emotional, communicative and cognitive. (If you are immune-compromised or otherwise choose to wear a face covering to pick up or drop off your child, please feel free and comfortable do so, but we are not nor will we be “requiring” it. ) For specific questions, or to request a copy of the research we have reviewed, please contact our office to discuss by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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