Did you know?
- Emergency Preparedness Planning:
Annually we ask families to update their emergency information cards. The forms ask for identifying information including a photo of your child and copies of driver’s licenses for anyone authorized to pick up your child – routinely or in the case of an emergency. The cards need to be able to “speak” for themselves. Please stop in the office to review your emergency information. If there are no changes, simply re-sign and date your existing card or take a new one to complete and return. Please have your driver’s license handy, if a copy is not already part of the form we will copy it for you. We take these forms with us for fire drills, field trips and in the event of an emergency evacuation.
- Persons authorized to pick up your child:
We must be informed if anyone other than a parent or regularly scheduled pick up person will come to take your child from the center. We WILL NOT release your child without proper notification or if we are unable to contact either parent for permission. All pick up persons must show proper i.d.
Our health requirements are state mandated! The State Department of Public Health Services licenses Cornerstone and is very serious about health issues. They strictly enforce their regulations regarding illness and medications. With the cold and flu season here it makes sense to go over these mandated policies:
- Health: “Any child experiencing vomiting, diarrhea or fever must be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to the Center. Any child visiting a physician for an illness or injury must have written physician authorization to return to child care."
- Medication: “All medications must have the proper accompanying forms which must be completed in full and signed by both the parent and the prescribing physician. All medications must be handed to trained staff in their original labeled containers.”
So, if you think we are nit picking when we ask you for these things, please remember these are mandated licensing requirements we are required to enforce to protect the children and limit the spread of illness. Please strictly adhere to these, especially when returning your child to the Center from illness.
Cornerstone carries a commercial food service license. Our equipment, procedures, menus, even staff training is all regulated. Lisbeth and Marge have been trained food service operators since 1997. We pride ourselves on providing healthy, safe, family-style, kid-friendly lunches and snacks.