EMERGENCY, ACCIDENT, AND RECORD
ADMINISTRATION OF FIRST AID
In case of injury, staff trained in First Aid and Cardiac Pulmonary
Resuscitation will administer emergency care.
SAFETY RULES PRACTICES
Each classroom will discuss appropriate safety rules with
the children. A copy of classroom rules will appear in one
of the first newsletters of each new school year. Generally
speaking Maxwell has three Center wide rules:
- Be respectful of others and our classrooms.
- Be safe.
- Have fun.
The following safety practices are followed by center staff and
- The Center is checked daily for potentially unsafe situations.
- Teachers and children watch for and report hazardous conditions.
- All potentially hazardous substances or objects are placed out
of children's reach.
- The kitchen area is off limits to children without an adult.
- Building evacuation techniques in case of fire or tornado are
practiced routinely. (NOTE: Children are taught stop, drop, and
roll strategy for burning clothing.
- Staff is trained in other fire safety strategies.)
- Sanitizing all objects placed in children's mouths.
- Classrooms are carefully monitored for size of available objects.
- Staff and volunteers are trained in first aid, choking, suffocation
techniques as well as for SIDS and blood born pathogens.
- Traffic safety rules, such as looking both ways before crossing
a street and to walk on sidewalks and not in the street are taught
- Children will be supervised at all times.
- The Center is monitored for unidentified adults.
EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS
Phone numbers for emergency medical and dental care, poison control
center, fire department, campus security, CMH emergency room, health
authority, and licensing division of Department of Human Services
will be posted in each classroom above the telephone.
FIRE AND TORNADO PROCEDURES AND PREVENTION
Fire drills will be conducted with the children and logged at least
once a month. Tornado drills are held and logged during spring and
fall months. Each classroom entrance holds evacuation procedures
including, designated staff, emergency phone numbers, and marked
exits and evacuation routes for fires, tornadoes, and bomb threats.
Staff is trained in safety procedures and fire extinguisher use.
The Center will close due to weather when classes are cancelled
at WSU. Parents may check the web site and listen to local
radio for this information. Should the closing occur d uring
the day, parents will receive a phone call.
BOMB THREAT PROCEDURE
The following procedure is in compliance with the WSU policy on
- After notification of a bomb threat in Maxwell or an adjacent
building, (Somsen, Stark, or Phelps/Howell), the WSU security
staff will immediately evacuate and relocate the children to a
nearby location deemed safe.
- When the children are safely relocated, the staff will begin
calling parents informing them of the bomb threat at WSU and asking
them to pick up their children.
SOURCES OF FIRST AID & EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE
In the event of a medical emergency, 911 will be called and parents
will be notified immediately. If the child must be transported
to the hospital, an ambulance will be called by calling 911.
Parents will be responsible for any or all costs of emergency medical
WRITTEN RECORDS FOR ACCIDENTS, INJURIES, AND
Center's staff maintains records of accidents, injuries,
and incidents involving a child enrolled in the program, a staff
person, or a visitor. The Accident/Incidence Report will
contain the name and age of person or persons involved, date and
place of accident, injury, or incident, type of injury, and to whom
the accident, injury or incident was reported. The duplicate
of the form is retained for center records.
In case of serious injury or accident and official accident report
is filled out and filed with WSU Safety Officer and Department of
Human Services is also notified. Copies of all written documentation
are retained in center's files.