Our Policies

These Policies and Guidelines ensure transparency, professionalism, and safety in our daily operations.

Our Policies

These Policies and Guidelines ensure transparency, professionalism, and safety in our daily operations.

EPIPEN POLICY

  • Two (2) EPIPENS are labeled, and stored in a central location in the office easily accessible to teachers and out of reach of children.
  • ALL STAFF are trained to administer the EPIPEN. The Director, Educational Director and The Teacher’s Aid. In case of an emergency anyone of us may administer the EPIPEN.
  • The Director or The Educational Director oversees checking on the EPIPEN monthly to make sure it is in god working order and not expired.
  • If an EPIPEN is used it is given to the EMT for proper disposal and follows the child to the Emergency Room. The Director from the site will accompany the child to the emergency room until a parent arrives.
  • Parents will be notified immediately after administering the EPIPEN.
  • The Department of Health will be notified within 24 hours of administering an EPIPEN.
  • An incident Report will be completed stating what happened, who was there, and the time will be documented of the dose and the amount.
  • Emergency Procedures will be reviewed with staff.

EPIPEN PROCEDURES

  • If a child is experiencing signs and symptoms of severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis:
  • Administer the EPIPEN.
  • CALL 911.
  • NOTIFY THE PARENTS.
  • Call the Department of Health within 24 hours of use.
  • Give the arriving EMT/ Emergency Personnel the used EPIPEN to follow the child to the hospital for proper disposal.
  • Fill out an Incident Report stating the same as above.
  • Notify the Auto Injector site so they may replace the used EPIPEN.
  • Review Emergency Procedures with Staff.

DISCIPLINARY AGREEMENT

No child attending The Learning Curve Pre-School will be disciplined by means of corporal punishment. We encourage positive redirection. Positive discipline teaches children where limits are set, how to maintain control of their bodies, and how to problem solve in the event of a conflict. We encourage children to empathize with one another’s feelings and see the results of their actions. We discourage inappropriate behavior. We use positive re-enforcement. “Time Out” is our last resort. Any child that is put in time out is always supervised by a teacher and shall remain in time out only 1 minute per age of the child. When time out is over, it is explained to the child why time out occurred and what correct behavior is expected. No child is subjected to corporal punishment or physical discipline at any time. Discipline shall never be related to food, rest, or toileting.

We will make every effort to work with parents of children having difficulties in child care. Behavior of children which disrupts normal classroom group activities on a frequent or extended basis may indicate physical or emotional problems requiring attention of a processional specialist. The teacher and/or Director, with parental consent, will take the necessary steps to refer the child to the necessary professional specialist.