The only thing more important than the development of your child is his or her safety. To ensure the safety, security and well-being of the children in our care at Step By Step School, we have procedures and standards in place to cover pick-up and drop-off, visitors, equipment and furniture safety, and more. These procedures are periodically reviewed and updated to make certain they reflect the most current safety and security technology and practices.
A Secure Environment:
Entry to the school premises can be gained only through RFID cards (for individuals) and stickers (for vehicles). Once in school, the children are under the able care of their teachers. The children are accompanied by a teacher for all activities.
Pick-up and Drop-off:
Each child must be checked in and out every day. The attendance is marked first thing in the morning. All children are required to wear the identity card to school. In case a child forgets the card or in case of early dispersal, a gate pass it issued for the child before he leaves the school premises.
During dispersal, the child is handed over only after checking the collection card. If the collection card has been forgotten, the individual needs to get a gate pass issued. No child is released to an adult without proper authorization and identification.
Parents are required to periodically update their child’s medical records. We maintain a complete medical record of immunizations and physicals for each child in our care. Pertinent health histories (such as allergies, chronic conditions or susceptibilities) are also required. All health records, immunization records and emergency contacts are kept up to date and easily accessible in case of emergency.
Children are sent home if they are unwell. In case a child gets injured, she/he is taken to the infirmary and the teacher informs the parents.
Hand washing is the single most effective practice in preventing the spread of germs. Teachers are required to wash their own hands, as well as the hands of a child using described procedures, before and/or after engaging in a thorough list of activities.
Cleaning and Disinfecting:
Step By Step School staff thoroughly cleans surfaces that children come in close contact with. In addition, many surfaces, including bathroom surfaces, are disinfected in a prescribed way. Toys are also cleaned and disinfected between uses.