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Little BoySouth Wake Preschool & Academy maintains stringent health and safety practices. Faculty undergoes a thorough screening and hiring process, including background reference checks. Faculty who are certified in First Aid, CPR, and blood borne Pathogens (infection control) are present in South Wake at all times.  The center management or designee completes comprehensive health and safety checklists and conducts routine fire and emergency drills on a regular basis. To ensure that families and children feel safe and comfortable at al times, families of enrolled children are welcome under an open-door policy to visit at any time during the day.

 

 

Medical Records

In order to ensure and protect the health of all children, and to satisfy child care regulations, South Wake needs current medical information on each child prior to enrollment. This information varies from state to state. Your center management will provide you with the specific information required. These records need to be updated annually.

Reportable Communicable Diseases

When South Wake Preschool & Academy is notified that a child enrolled, or an employee has a suspected reportable disease, it is our legal responsibility to notify the local Board of Health or Department of Public Health. Authorities may require further information, testing, or preventative measures.
South Wake will give serious consideration to all recommendations made by the public health agencies in order to ensure the health and safety of faculty members and the children and families we serve. We believe it is extremely important to notify families about exposure so their child(ren) can receive preventive treatment if available.

Infection Control

All teachers are trained with regard to proper hygiene practices, which include hand-washing procedures, general infection control, safe food handling, and diapering and toileting procedures. South Wake Preschool & Academy will ensure that certain equipment, items, and surfaces are sanitized using soap and water followed by disinfectant on a regular schedule. The disinfectant can be either a bleach solution or a registered commercial disinfectant. The following duties are performed on a regular basis:

  • Cribs and infant toys are washed and sanitized with a bleach solution daily, or after they have been mouthed.
  • Crib sheets, crib blankets, and machine-washable fabric toys are washed on a weekly basis or more often if needed.
  • Blankets and washable toys that belong to children are sent home at the end of each week for washing.
  • Diapering surfaces, mouthed toys or objects, bibs, thermometers, and mops used for cleaning bodily fluids are disinfected after each use.
  • Toilets, toilet seats, flushing handles, containers & lids used to hold soiled papers, tables, and smooth nonporous floors are cleaned daily or whenever there is visible contamination.


  
Toilet Learning

The following guidelines will be followed:

  • Children will be supervised during toilet learning, and shall be praised for their efforts and accomplishments.
  • Toilet learning shall not be coerced. Individual developmental abilities of each child shall be considered. Children shall not be punished emotionally or physically for soiling, wetting, or not using the toilet.
  • Families will provide sufficient extra clothing for their children. If an accident occurs, the child shall be changed into clean clothes. Any extra clothes of the child’s that are worn home should be replaced the next day.
  • Families shall be kept advised of their child’s progress on a regular basis according to family wishes.
     

Infant Sleep Positions

The U.S. Public Health Department and the American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommends that infants be put to sleep on their backs to reduce the chance of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Therefore, all infants who sleep in a crib will be put to sleep on their backs unless otherwise requested by the family.

 

 

MEDICAL POLICIES

It is common for babies to have 8-10 illnesses a year and preschoolers almost as many. If your child appears to be ill when brought to South Wake and he or she cannot be made comfortable, you (the parent) will be asked to take our child home. Should we feel that the child can be admitted but may be becoming ill, we will monitor the child and update you (the parent) as necessary. 

INJURY PREVENTION

Teachers for each age group are responsible for daily safety inspections of their assigned area and equipment. Defective equipment will be removed or repaired as soon as possible to prevent injury. Small toy pieces or other objects that could pose a choking hazard to infants and toddlers will not be allowed in areas designated for children under age three.

In order to prevent injuries from strangulation, children will not be permitted to wear any shirts, jackets, sweatshirts, jewelry, or article that is tied around he neck or waist at South Wake Preschool & Academy. Bibs will not be left on babies when they are placed in cribs or on any climbing structures or other equipment.

In the event that your child does sustain an injury, (scraped knee for an example), you will receive an occurrence report outlining the incident and course of action taken by the faculty member. You will be contacted immediately if the injury produces any type of swelling or needs medical attention. For more serious injuries, you will be contacted by telephone as soon as possible. Center management or a faculty member will continue to call you or your emergency contacts until someone is reached. However, whether or not you are contacted, the child will still be taken to the hospital by ambulance in the event of a serious medical emergency.

 

 

First Aid KitReporting Abuse and Neglect

  
Individuals working with children are mandated reporters and are required by law to report cases to appropriate state authorities if they have reasonable cause to believe or suspect a child is suffering from neglect or is in danger of abuse or neglect. The appropriate child protective agency will determine appropriate action and may conduct an investigation. South Wake Preschool & Academy will cooperate fully with any investigation and will maintain confidentiality concerning any report of child abuse or neglect. Our concern is always the protection of the child

 

2007 South Wake Preschool and Academy

2275 Grassland Drive, Fuquay- Varina, NC 27526