Safety

Each teacher is responsible for the safety and care of the children assigned to him/her. No child shall be left alone or unsupervised.

  • There is immediate access to working telephones at all times. Emergency numbers are posted in each classroom and near each telephone.
  • A fully supplied first aid box is always available in the office and ever classroom.
  • In case of a serious accident or medical emergency, the child will be transported by Lakewood Rescue Squad to Lakewood Hospital. The completed Emergency Authorization Form shall be transported with the child. Parents will be notified immediately. Whenever possible, the administrator or teacher will accompany the child and remain with him/her until the parent or guardian can assume responsibility for the child’s care.
  • In case of an accident, injury or emergency transportation of a child, an incident report will be completed. One copy will be filed at the center and another will be given to the parents.
  • Fire drills are conducted at varying times each month.
  • Plan for Fire and Weather Emergencies and diagrammed evacuation routes are posted in each classroom. The plans explain actions to be taken and responsibilities of staff members during an alert.
  • Parents are responsible for the safety of their children when entering and exiting the building. Please either carry your child or have your child WALK IN WITH YOU.
  • ALWAYS ESCORT YOUR CHILD INTO HIS/HER CLASSROOM AND SPEAK DIRECTLY TO THE TEACHER UPON ARRIVAL AND BEFORE DEPARTING THE CENTER. NEVER ALLOW YOUR CHILD ENTER OR EXIT THE BUILDING UNESCORTED.
  • When children are in attendance at the center, aerosol cans will not be used.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

ALWAYS ESCORT YOUR CHILD INTO HIS/HER CLASSROOM AND SPEAK DIRECTLY TO THE TEACHER UPON ARRIVAL AND BEFORE DEPARTING THE CENTER. NEVER ALLOW YOUR CHILD TO ENTER OR EXIT THE BUILDING UNESCORTED.

No child shall be released to anyone other than his/her parent or legal guardian without PREVIOUS verbal notification or written permission. A photo l.D. will be required before your child will be released to anyone other than yourself.

A signed statement must be on file for anyone under the age of 16 years in order for that person to be allowed to pick up your child. We will not allow your child to leave with anyone under the age of 12. Our center’s policy governing all arrivals and all departures is as follows:

Arrival: Parent will sign his/her name and the arrival time on the sign-in sheet posted in the classroom.
Departure: Parent will sign His/her name and the departure time on the sign-in sheet in the classroom.
The parents need to sign in and out daily.

SWIMMING AND WATER SAFETY

Our center needs written permission from the parent of a child before the child can be permitted to swim or participate in water two or more feet in depth.
A teacher will always accompany and supervise children at swimming activities. A lifeguard is required for actives in bodies of water two or more feet in depth.
For our outside water activities at LCCC, we use wading pools and sprinklers. Wading pools are sanitized daily or more often as needed.

INCIDENT/INJURY REPORT

An incident/ injury report will be completed by the childcare staff member in charge of the child if the following were to happen:

  • An illness, accident or injury, which requires first aid treatment.
  • A bump or blow to the head.
  • emergency transporting.
  • An unusual or unexpected event, which jeopardizes the safety of children or staff, such as, child leaving the center unattended.

The staff member will document the incident/injury on the Incident/Injury Report JFS01299. The report will be given to the person picking up the child on the day of the incident/injury. The Incident/Injury report must be signed by parents.

The director shall notify the licensing office within 24 hours and in writing within three business day in the event of the following:

  1. Death of a child at the center.
  2. Serious accident, injury, illness.
  3. An unusual or unexpected event, which jeopardizes the safety of children or staff.
  4. OUTDOOR PLAY (5105:2-12-14-a)

    LCCC shall provide the children with outside daily activity. We ask that you provide us with the proper clothing. If the children cannot go outside large muscle play provided in our gym according to each classroom schedule.

    Temperature: We have no set temperature; we do like to get the children out each day even if it is for a short walk.
    Humidity: 85 and above, use caution and provide water.
    Wind chill: As long as the wind does not drop below 32 degrees, Toddlers/Preschools/Kinders can go outside.
    Ozone Levels: UV index levels of nine or above use caution.
    Pollen Count: Watch pollen count on ozone days (seven and above) use caution especially children with allergies).
    Lightning: No outside activity Ice: No outside activity

    GENERAL EMERGENCY

    A general emergency will include any of the following: any threats to the children due to environmental situation or threats of violence, natural disaster, such as fire, tornado, flood, etc. Depending on the situation, state or local officials will advise staff. City may use reverse 911, In case of loss of power, heat or water during the center hours of operation we will evacuate to the Senior Center located at 16024 Madison Ave. The staff will remain calm and every effort will be made to keep the children safe and comfortable.

    RED ALERT PLAN

    We are all concerned about our country going to war and how it will affect all of us. If a RED ALERT does occur, LCCC will be in total lock down. All doors will be locked; no one will be admitted to the center without photo I.D. Children will only be permitted to leave with the parent/guardian. PRIOR arrangements must be made in advance with the office in order for your child to be picked up by someone else. A photo I.D. must be shown before you child will be release to anyone other than the parent/guardian.

    We will remain open during RED ALERT unless otherwise instructed by the city, state or federal officials. Please feel assured that your child will be well taken care of while in our care.

    POSITIVE GUIDANCE

    Positive Guidance is the heart of the program. We consider positive guidance to be a form of guidance to help our children learn to make correct choices. We do not ever use punishment to teach. We are careful to be clear and appropriate in our expectations consistency is key.

    • We take issue with what is important. Our rules are simple and few.
    • We use positive word choices, “use walking feet”, “Chairs are for sitting, “Sand stays in the sand box”.
    • The older children will be offered appropriate choices and consequences, for example, “If you continue to throw legos, we will need to put them away.” If the child continues, they will be put away.
    • We have a safe space in each classroom, that is use when a child need to calm down or when they are at risk of hurting themselves or others. We talk about what they need, what they want or are trying to avoid. Please let us know of any changes at home.
    • The teacher and or administrator will talk with parents if there are repeated difficulties, aggressive behavior, or staff concerns.

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