Supervision and Protection of Children
We do the following to ensure the direct supervision and protection of children at all times:
Caregivers keep attendance sheets for children in their care. These children are accounted for and remain within the view of the designated caregiver at all times. We maintain appropriate teacher to child ratios so that caregivers may provide proper supervision and ensure safety of the children.
In addition, we do the following to ensure the direct supervision and protection of the children:
When they are sleeping:
Teacher to child ratios are maintained, and every child sleeps within the view of a designated caregiver.
When they are using the restroom:
If two or more caregivers are present, one of them takes the children to the restroom and remains in the same room with them. If only one caregiver is present, he/she must take the entire class to the restroom. Children three and older, who understand and follow the rules, are allowed to use a hall pass and go to the bathroom by themselves. Only one child per classroom may go to the restroom by themselves. Teachers must track the time the children are gone to the restroom. All exits must be monitored to ensure that children do not exit the building.
When they are in mixed group activities:
Caregivers maintain accountability for their designated children and keep a regular head count. We also maintain proper ratios.
During off-site activities:
Caregivers maintain accountability for their designated children and keep a regular head count. We also maintain proper ratios and keep the children close to their designated caregivers. In addition, we set strict rules for the children and have them wear tags identifying the center that they belong to.
We do the following to ensure we meet these required ratios when we have more than the expected number of children, or fewer than the expected number of caregivers:
We maintain a list for substitute caregivers who will come when necessary. Also the assistant director is available to fill in when necessary.