About Us/IPM

ACDC-Parent-Handbook-Aug 2019_2020.pdf

Mission Statement:The Anaheim Child Development Center recognizes that each child of God is an individual. We seek to create an environment where love, faith and nurturing surround the child. A developmentally appropriate curriculum emphasizes the social, emotional and spiritual needs of the child. Each child’s self-esteem is fostered by positive, engaging relationships with child and teacher, under a safe respectful and supportive learning environment.

Admissions Agreement

We provide child care with a 1:4 ratio for Infants/Toddlers from 6 weeks to 24 months. We provide child care with a 1:12 ratio for preschool children from 2 years old to 6 years old.  Our potty training program begins when children are 2 ½ years old. We do not potty train children under 24 months of age.

Tuition is due on or before the 1st of each month if paying monthly, and each Monday upon drop off if paying weekly. If payments are not made by the 3rd of each month for monthly payments there will be a $25 late fee added to your bill. If the tuition is not paid in full with the late fee by the 5th of the month, your child will not be accepted back into our program until the tuition is paid in cash or money order in full.  If you are paying the weekly rate, all tuition MUST be in by Monday evening for children to be accepted on Tuesday morning. Children will not be accepted back into the program until the tuition is paid for the week.

Any rate changes to the tuition will be given to the families at least 30 days in advance. No refunds are given for missed days due to illness or vacation. Deposits will be refunded with a written two weeks’ notice. No verbal’s will be accepted.

We only accept cash or money order for the first 3 months of enrollment to establish

We accept your personal check on the first of the 4th month of enrollment.  Checks must have your current address as well as the bank’s address.  No P.O. Box addresses for banks are accepted.  We will not accept checks from out of state banks.

We do not accept credit cards.

Parents who participate in fundraisers are responsible for the collection of monies from the people they sold to.  The enrolling family must pay all returned checks from co-workers/friends/neighbors, including the service fees in cash within 2 days.  Children will not be admitted back into the program until payment in cash is made.

We close at 6:00 p.m. sharp.  We do have a late fee policy of a $1.00 per minute.  Late fees are paid to the closing teacher. Teachers start charging at 6:01pm.    All late fees must be paid in cash no later than the following day in order for your child to attend.

Please note that we only allow 4 late pick-ups a year.  We will ask that you find a center that is open later for full time families, or to enroll your child for full day if part time.

ACDC does not use any forms of transportation. Parents or guardians are responsible for dropping children off at the center and picking them up each day.

ACDC does not take any form of field trips. We do not leave the premises of the school grounds for any reason other than in the event of an emergency. See the emergency earthquake policy and earthquake bag info sheet for more information.

Any duly authorized officer, employee, or agent of the department of social services may, upon presentation of proper identification, enter and inspect any place providing personal care, supervision, and services at any time, with or without advance notice, to secure compliance with, or to prevent a violation of, this act or the regulations adopted by the department pursuant to the act.

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IPM Plan

Revised: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­8/2019

 GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH and SCHOOL

Carrie Okoorian

Administrator

700 W. South St. Anaheim, CA. 92805

714-776-6500

 INTRODUCTION

Pests are populations of living organism (animals, plants, or microorganism) that interfere with use of healthcare and other facilities for human purposes.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an approach that establishes a sustainable approach to managing pests by combining biological, cultural, physical and chemical tools in a way that minimizes economic, health and environmental risks.

Grace Lutheran has adopted this Integrated Pest Management Plan for the buildings and grounds Grace Lutheran manages. The plan outlines procedures to be followed to protect the health and safety of staff, patients and visitors from pest and pesticide hazards. The plan is designed to voluntarily comply with policies and regulations promulgated by the Department of Agriculture for public buildings and health care facilities.

Objectives of this IPM plan include:

  • Elimination of significant threats caused by pests to the health and safety of patients, staff and the public.
  • Prevention of loss or damage to structures or property by pests.
  • Protection of environmental quality inside and outside buildings.

This IPM plan will be stored in the office of the IPM Coordinator.

IPM COORDINATOR

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) or designee (Carrie Okoorian) shall be Coordinators and be responsible to implement the IPM plan and to coordinate pest management-related communications between Grace Lutheran , its landlords, service providers, staff and parents.

IPM COMMITTEE

Grace Lutheran will maintain an IPM or other safety-related committee with responsibility for annual review of the IPM program and for assisting the IPM Coordinator in resolving pest-related issues. The committee will address IPM issues as needed and at least annually.  Minutes will be taken of committee meetings and kept on file by the IPM Coordinator. Membership will include the IPM Coordinator and IPM Site Coordinators, and may also include community members, health advocates, parents and representatives from the Maryland IPM program.

POSTING AND NOTIFICATION OF PESTICIDE APPLICATIONS

The IPM Coordinator shall be responsible to annually notify parents and guardians of the procedures for requesting notification of planned and emergency applications of pesticides in facility buildings and on facility grounds.

When pesticide applications are scheduled at Grace Lutheran-managed buildings or on grounds,Grace Lutheran  Service Providers and staff shall provide notification in accordance with law, including:

1.Posting a pest control information sign with the date, time and location of the application and the product applied in an appropriate area and including contact information for additional details.

2.Providing this information to all individuals working in the building.

3. Providing this information to all parents and guardians who have requested notification of individual applications of pesticides.

Where pests pose an immediate threat to the health and safety of parents or employees, Grace Lutheran may authorize an emergency pesticide application and shall notify by telephone any guardian who has requested such notification.  Disinfectants, anti-microbials and self-contained or gel-type pesticide baits applied in inaccessible areas are exempt from posting, notification and the 7-hour reentry requirement.

RECORD KEEPING & PUBLIC ACCESS TO INFORMATION

Grace Lutheran  will maintain records of all Service Provider visits and pest control treatments for at least three (3) years. Information regarding pest management activities will be made available to the public at the Grace Lutheran ’s administrative office. Requests to be notified of pesticide applications may also be made to this office. All guardians will be informed of their option to receive notification of all pesticide applications at enrollment and once annually.

TRAINING

Grace Lutheran/ACDC staff will be provided with training on Grace Lutheran ’s IPM policy at hire and during annual update training. Training will include the rationale for the IPM policy and program and specific elements including use of the pest-sighting log and prohibition on pesticide applications by non-certified individuals.

Additionally, designated staff including the IPM Coordinator, IPM Site Coordinators and those who conduct regular inspections of Grace Lutheran facilities will receive advanced training on identifying pest infestations and pest-conducive conditions. This training will improve the ability of Grace Lutheran  staff to oversee Service Providers and Grace Lutheran  staff compliance with Grace Lutheran ’s IPM policy and plan.

GENERAL IPM STRATEGIES

Pest management strategies may include education, exclusion, sanitation, maintenance, biological and mechanical controls, and pre-approved, site-appropriate pesticides.

An Integrated Pest Management decision at Grace Lutheran shall consist of the following steps:

1.Identify pest species.

2.Estimate pest populations and compare to established action thresholds.

3.Select the appropriate management tactics based on current on-site information.

4.Assess effectiveness of pest management.

5.Keep appropriate records.

Decisions concerning whether or not pesticides should be applied in a given situation will be based on a review of all available options. Efforts will be made to avoid the use of pesticides by adequate pest proofing of facilities, good sanitation practices, selection of pest-resistant plant materials, and appropriate horticultural practices.

When it is determined that a pesticide must be used in order to meet pest management objectives, the least-hazardous material, adequate for the job, will be chosen.

All pesticide storage, transportation, and application will be conducted in accordance with the requirement of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (7 United States Code136 et seq.), Environmental Protection Agency regulations in 40 CFR, Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations, Grace Lutheran policies and procedures, and local ordinances.

No person shall apply, store, or dispose of any pesticide on Grace Lutheran -managed property without an appropriate pesticide applicator license. All pesticide applicators will be trained in the principles and practices of IPM and the use of pesticides approved for use by Grace Lutheran . All applicators must comply with the IPM policy and follow appropriate regulations and label precautions when using pesticides in or around Grace Lutheran facilities.

Pest-specific strategies will be included in the IPM Program Specifications provided to each service provider.

 Grace Lutheran SERVICE PROVIDER ROLES

Grace Lutheran service providers including cleaning, pest control and landscape maintenance will be guided by written and signed contracts including Grace Lutheran -developed IPM program specifications for structural pest control providers.

Service providers will be directed to provide special attention to pest-vulnerable areas including food storage, preparation and serving areas; washrooms; custodial closets; mechanical rooms and entryways into the building.

Service providers or other IPM experts will be asked to provide input on any Grace Lutheran facility renovation or reconstruction projects including reviewing plans for pest-conducive conditions, suggesting pest-proofing measures and inspecting construction where applicable to prevent and avoid pest problems.

Grace Lutheran STAFF ROLES

Grace Lutheran administration/board of directors will provide support to assist the IPM Coordinator in maintaining an IPM program that relies on minimal pesticide use. Such support will include efforts to promptly address any structural, horticultural, or sanitation changes recommended by the coordinator to reduce or prevent pest problems.

Furthermore, Grace Lutheran administration will assist the Coordinator in developing and delivering materials and programs for staff, students, and the public to educate them about the importance of good sanitation and pest control.

The facility director is responsible for ensuring staff compliance with the IPM policy and plan, including the attached check list.

PEST-SPECIFIC STRATEGIES

The following strategies will be used for frequently encountered pests:

1.ANTS/COCKROACHES/SPIDERS

  1. Insects will be identified to species to aid in locating nesting sites, preferred food, habits and appropriate baits when necessary.
  2. Insects inside buildings will be cleaned up with soapy water, including the areas ants are traversing to eliminate any pheromone recruiting trail, which ants deposit to help other ants find the location of food and water sources.
  3. Maintenance will be informed and the opening providing entry for insects into the building will be located and repaired.
  4. Building and room occupants will be informed of any action they need to take to prevent future problems, e.g., cleaning up spilled food or drink more promptly or thoroughly, storing food in sealed containers, repairing leaking or dripping pipes or faucets, etc.
  5. If the above steps fail to correct the problem, the contractor will inform the IPM Coordinator and discuss additional steps, such as more extensive repairs, changes in the food policy, changes in exterior landscaping to remove insect habitat, or selection of least-toxic pesticide baits or gels, preferably in manufactured tamper-resistant bait stations placed in areas inaccessible to children or other building occupants.

 

 

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