An important part of caring for preschoolers is providing an environment that is safe and secure. All preschool leaders, whether volunteer or paid, permanent or rotating, must submit to a background check. Implementation of the following security procedure is mandatory.
•No one other than preschoolers and their teachers is permitted in the preschool classroom. School aged children of VIPs may accompany them in rooms with the exception of the baby classes.
•Upon arrival each parent must complete the information requested on the sign-in sheet.
•When leaving a child, each parent will be given a security card or pager.
•The security card or pager number is to be written on the child’s nametag and placed on his/her back or diaper bag.
•The teacher is to write the child’s name and security number on the dry erase board provided.
•At pick up time, ask EVERY parent to show/return their security card or pager. Match the number on the card or pager to the one on the child’s nametag or the dry erase board.
•If the parent has misplaced the security card or for some reason did not receive one, always verify that person’s identity with a church staff member.
•NEVER release a child to any unauthorized person or to anyone less than 18 years of age.