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Child Care Safety/Health/Security

Nothing matters more than the safety, security and health of your child. From authorization to qualifications to security to emergencies to feeding to medications to wellness to sanitation to transportation we got it all covered.

 

Authorization

♥ Only a pre-approved individual 18 years of age or older with photo identification may pick-up your child.

Qualifications

♥ Our caregiving team is trained in all the latest techniques to assist children in developing their social, emotional, cognitive, language and physical skills.

♥ Special emphasis overall is on child development and early-childhood education.

♥ Criminal background checks are required for all child care employees.

♥ Our caregiving team is trained in first aid, CPR and emergency crisis.

Emergencies

♥ Our caregiving team is trained for life saving First Aid, CPR, fires and lockdown situations.

♥ We have an emergency evacuation plan.

♥ We regularly test and train all staff keeping our skills sharp and ready in a crisis.

♥ Fire drills are conducted once a month.

♥ Tornado drills are conducted once month during tornado season (April – Oct.)

Feeding

♥ Our menu is planned by a registered dietitian, ensuring your child eats nutritious foods.

Medications

♥ We have strict policies for administering medication to your child to ensure they are protected.

♥ We require a doctor’s note for any over the counter, given to a child under two years to ensure safety.

Wellness

♥ We notify parents when a child does not feel well to help prevent an illness from spreading.

♥ Child sent home due to illness will be barred for 24 hours or until child no longer displays symptoms.

Playgrounds

♥ Our high-quality playground equipment is safe, sturdy and tested monthly by our facilities technicians (or inspected) to ensure it is secure and in good working order.

♥ We have safe fall zones with soft landing areas if your child takes a tumble.

♥ All outside play areas are surrounded with secure fencing.

Sanitation

♥ Our center is cleaned daily with safe, non-toxic cleaning products.

♥ Cleaning supplies are locked safely out of reach of children.

♥ We clean/sanitize toys weekly or as necessary to prevent the spread of germs.

♥ We encourage children to wash their hands throughout the day by singing songs and teaching lessons about health and hygiene.

♥ Diapering is conducted in an area separate from children’s play areas and sanitized after each diaper change.

Comforting a Child

“How to comfort a crying baby”
All babies cry. When a baby can’t stop crying here are some things you can do.
Try a new position:
• Place baby face down over your forearm with his head at your elbow and your thumb and fingers wrapped around his thigh.
• Hold baby seated in your hand with his back to your chest and your other hand across his chest wrapping your thumb and fingers around his upper arm.
• Hold the baby high over your shoulder so his stomach is being pressed into your shoulder bone.
• Cradle the baby in your arms holding his tummy to your tummy tightly against you.

“Other ideas”
• Check to see if the baby is sick or in pain.
• Feed the baby slowly and burp often.
• Change the baby’s diaper.
• Wrap the baby in a blanket.
• Play soothing music.
• Gently rock the baby.
• Gently massage the baby’s tummy or back.
• Sing, read or talk softly to the baby.
• Reduce noise, light and movement.
• Walk around with the baby.
• Sway side to side or back and forth while standing up with the baby.

“Comforting ideas for Toddlers and older children”
Give children ideas to help them calm themselves:
• Deep breathing (Be a STAR.)
• Take the child to the classroom (Safe Place) and explain that they may stay in this area until they are calm. Have books, puzzles, pillows, etc. available for the child.
• Reassure the child in a calm voice.
• Give lots of cuddles and hugs.
• Share a private time and read a book, play a game, etc.
• Give a child a special toy for them to hold.
• Listen to the child and respond in a soothing way using simple language the child can understand.
• Allow the child to express their emotions and help them label their feelings.
• Share ways that you use to calm yourself.
• Let the child draw a picture of how they feel.

“Always remain calm and use a soothing tone when helping a child to calm down”

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