All new employees, substitutes, and regularly scheduled volunteers shall complete our orientation program within their first week at Little City Kids. To embark on the orientation program, all new employees, substitutes, and volunteers must provide proof of negative tuberculosis or T.B. test, and may be required to have a pre-work physical. The orientation program covers all of the following:
Child Care Abuse Detection and Reporting
- Review of center policies.
- Review of all licensing rules and state handbook as related in rule 251.05(2)(a)1 which explains state orientation.
- Training in emergency procedures, including the operation of fire extinguishers.
- First aid procedures.
- Job responsibilities in relation to the job description.
- Training in the recognition of childhood illnesses and infectious disease control, including hand-washing procedures and universal precautions for handling body fluids.
- Schedule of Little City Kids' activities.
- Review of child abuse and neglect laws and reporting procedures.
- The procedure for ensuring that all Little City Kids employees know the children assigned to their care and their whereabouts at all times.
- Child management techniques.
- The integration of children with disabilities into the program.
- Confidentiality policies.
- Training for proper lifting and carrying of children.
- Training for proper lifting of materials weighing over 5 pounds
Little City Kids is a mandatory reporter of child abuse and child neglect. As such, all employees and volunteers of Little City Kids who come into contact with the children at Little City Kids must be trained in all of the following:
Sudden Infant Death Reduction
- Child abuse and neglect law.
- How to identify children who have been abused or neglected.
- The process for reporting known or suspected cases of child abuse of neglect.
All employee's and volunteer's must complete and have documentation of (SIDS) training prior to the first day of work.
Medical Log Book
- Sudden infant death syndrome is the unexplained death of an infant under one year of age.
- Little City Kids will always sleep infants on their back (considered to be the safest and healthiest sleeping position) unless the child's parent and doctor sign a waiver.
- The alternate sleep position must be documented by the parent on the Initial Intake form.
- Little City Kids does not use wedges or position devices.
- Little City Kids cribs are safe, with slats that meet or exceed safety standards required by the state. Each crib includes a mattress that fits the crib.
A medical log will be kept at all times by the director, with entries made as necessary by the teachers and teacher's assistants, recording any injuries that any children display, whether or not they occur on Little City Kids' premises. The director will review with the medical logbook with the staff every six months and it will be documented in the book that this has taken place. The medical log consists of a sewn, ruled book, with entries made with no skipped lines and no erasures. All entries will be dated and signed, and the log will be reviewed monthly by the director.
All employees and volunteers of Little City Kids will always keep confidentiality with all matters of the center.
Evacuation and Emergency Procedures
In-service training will be conducted by the fire department during one of our required monthly staff meeting. This will include training in the use of the fire extinguisher.
First Aid Procedures
Minor cuts and abrasions suffered while at Little City Kids will receive proper care-specifically, they will be washed with soap and warm water and properly bandaged. Treatment will be logged and the parent will be notified when the injury occurred. Little City Kids is required to log any injuries observed on your child that may have occurred outside of the school.
If a medical emergency arises, a parent will be contacted before any emergency treatment takes place unless doing so endangers the child's life. In such a case, necessary steps will be taken, putting the child first (calling hospital, doctor, poison control, and so forth). If a parent is unable to be reached, the alternate responsible adults listed on the child's Emergency Card will be contacted.
Each and every Little City Kids employee's primary focus is the happiness and well being of our students. Teachers must come to Little City Kids with a basic knowledge of early childhood development. Teachers will be informed of their specific responsibilities and given their class assignments by the Employee Relations Coordinator. Teachers will be responsible for developing a weekly lesson plan that utilize the Little City Kids curriculum, and must submitted these plans to the Employee Relations Coordinator on a weekly basis.
The teacher's assistants will be responsible to their assigned teachers, and it will be their duty to implement the class schedules and lesson plans, as well as assist the teachers in their lesson plan development.
Recognition of Childhood Illnesses
In-service training sessions will be conducted by the health department or other agencies during one of our required monthly staff meeting.