Safety & Security
Health & Wellness
Each morning, a health assessment is made of every child. To prevent any diseases from spreading, we continue to monitor for symptoms during the day and notify parents when a child is ill to stay at school.
Salem Village Academy staff must be certified in First Aid/CPR to be alone in a classroom.
All toys and other materials are disinfected on a scheduled basis.
Teachers undergo training procedures in diaper changing, and food preparation.
The practice of hand washing is mandated for staff and children several times throughout the day.
All staff members who dispense medication must complete a medication administration course, taught by a registered nurse who is Commonwealth-certified in medication administration training. We have strict policies for administering medication to your child to ensure they are protected.
Medications are stored securely out of the reach of children and in their original containers.
Safety & Security
We are equipped with an electronic access entry system that allows only authorized individuals to enter.
No child will be released to any unknown person without written authorization and proper identification.
Our schools are equipped with closed-circuit security cameras that are visible in a manager’s office and in lobby.
All employees are thoroughly screened and undergo criminal background checks and are trained in security measures.
Emergency preparedness plans are in place for severe weather, fire, lockdown conditions or other disaster situations and an emergency evacuation plan is in place at each school.
Monthly drills are held to ensure staff and children can calmly and quickly follow through with the procedures.
Salem Village Academy at Salem Fields transports children in a fleet of specially designed buses approved by the Department of Transportation.
Each driver must pass a defensive driving course.
Our vehicles are regularly inspected and maintained for safety.
The drivers have access to emergency phone numbers and assistance from the school, when needed, at all times.
Salem Village Academy at Salem Fields has high-quality playground equipment that is safe and kid tested.
Fall zones and landing areas have licensing-approved levels of soft surfaces.
All playgrounds are age appropriate and age segregated.
Playgrounds and waterplay areas are inside secure fences.
All perishable food is refrigerated.
Our cooks must undergo a “Food Safe” training administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Child Care Food Program.
We welcome breastfeeding mothers, and we have careful policies for separating breast milk from formula.
Salem Village Academy at Salem Fields is a completely peanut-free zone.
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