Safety & Security

Health & Wellness

Health

N

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.

N

Minnieland Academy staff must be certified in First Aid/CPR to be alone in a classroom.

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cleaning surfaces

Cleanliness

N

All toys and other materials are disinfected on a scheduled basis.

N

Teachers undergo training procedures in diaper changing, and food preparation.

N

The practice of hand washing is mandated for staff and children several times throughout the day.

Medications

N

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.

N

Medications are stored securely out of the reach of children and in their original containers.

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Safety & Security

Security

N

We are equipped with an electronic access entry system that allows only authorized individuals to enter.

N

No child will be released to any unknown person without written authorization and proper identification.

N

Our schools are equipped with closed-circuit security cameras that are visible in a manager’s office and in lobby.

N

All employees are thoroughly screened and undergo criminal background checks and are trained in security measures.

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emergency vehicle toys

Emergencies

N

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.

N

Monthly drills are held to ensure staff and children can calmly and quickly follow through with the procedures.

Transportation

N

Minnieland Academy at Salem Fields transports children in a fleet of specially designed buses approved by the Department of Transportation.

N

Each driver must pass a defensive driving course.

N

Our vehicles are regularly inspected and maintained for safety.

N

The drivers have access to emergency phone numbers and assistance from the school, when needed, at all times.

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playground equipment

Playgrounds

N

Minnieland Academy at Salem Fields has high-quality playground equipment that is safe and kid tested.

N

Fall zones and landing areas have licensing-approved levels of soft surfaces.

N

All playgrounds are age appropriate and age segregated.

N

Playgrounds and waterplay areas are inside secure fences.

Food Safety

N

All perishable food is refrigerated.

N

Our cooks must undergo a “Food Safe” training administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Child Care Food Program.

N

We welcome breastfeeding mothers, and we have careful policies for separating breast milk from formula.

N

Minnieland Academy at Salem Fields is a completely peanut-free zone.

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