Early childhood is a time when young children begin to develop habits that can affect them throughout their lives, especially when it comes to a healthy lifestyle. Healthy hygiene habits are not only modeled and taught to children but are important components of our program. Hand-washing, cleanliness, healthy eating, daily exercise, and proper rest are encouraged throughout the day.
Proper cleaning and sanitation is important to ensure that children stay healthy and to reduce the risk of illness by decreasing the number of bacteria, viruses, fungi and mold in the environment. Our staff is trained in proper cleaning and sanitizing techniques, and classrooms are sanitized daily, and as needed to help reduce the risk of spreading germs.
Hand washing is the first line of defense against the spread of many illnesses. Children in our program are taught proper hand washing techniques using fun rhymes and repetition. Whether children are exiting the bathroom, coming in from playing from outside, sitting down for a snack or meal, or anytime as needed throughout the day, our goal is that washing hands is something that will become second nature.
Our tooth brushing program is designed to promote good oral health practices. The children will develop an early awareness of the importance of a healthy mouth and encourage a lifelong habit of daily tooth brushing.
All children in attendance four hours or more will have a designated tooth brushing schedule and will be under the direct supervision of their teachers while learning the proper techniques to keeping their little teeth and mouths healthy.
The safety and well-being of your child is very important to us, therefore a photo ID is required from all unfamiliar visitors including anyone authorized for pickup. Teachers and staff can instantly access the names of individuals who are approved for drop-off and pick-up.
Safety drills are conducted throughout the year. Fire drills and emergency plans are reviewed and conducted every six to eight weeks with all staff and children; and tornado drills are performed at least twice during April through October.
Our open lines of communication between parents and teachers builds a strong partnership that enhances your child’s care and education.
Teachers and Assistants
Our teachers and assistants bond with your child and family to establish a partnership that fosters security and a sense of family for your child. Daily chats are encouraged between parents and teachers. This is the perfect opportunity to share valuable information regarding the day’s events, goals for the week, and the overall well-being of your child.
Criminal and domestic background checks are completed prior to employment eligibility and all teachers, assistants, and administrative staff is required to have fingerprints scanned and kept on file with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Backgrounds are continuously monitored to ensure the safety of your child while they are in our care.
CPR Training & First Aid
Teachers, assistants, and administration are all certified in accordance with the American Red Cross recommendations for CPR and First Aid renewal timelines.