Safety and Security

Staff Requirements
 
In accordance with licensing requirements all teachers and aides complete a criminal background check, as well as a reference check.
 

We work closely with all staff and volunteers to ensure that they are able to maintain our high standards.

 
We have a no-tolerance policy for any rough or harmful treatment of children.
 
 
Confidentiality
 
Records
Records related to your child are considered confidential; this includes enrollment, health, educational progress, and payment records. Records are stored in a locked cabinet for security purposes, and are released only to a child’s parent/guardian and childcare licensing personnel.
 
Photographs
We will only take pictures of the children to decorate our center, or send home and share with parents. Unless we have a parent’s written permission, we will not post pictures of children on our website.
 
Healthy Environment 
 
Garden of Learning playground is an organically managed site; no pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers are used to maintain the site.
 
The building interior is spacious and well-ventilated with lots of daylight. It is clean and maintained using natural cleaning products. 
 
The building is constructed with natural materials, such as natural linoleum and wood floors, painted with low VOC paint. Toxic pest controls are not applied to the interior or exterior of the building, or the building site.
 
Garden of Learning maintains an excellent standard of cleaning that complies with licensing requirements. On a daily basis, general cleaning occurs. On a weekly basis, all interior surfaces and all manipulatives and toys are thoroughly cleaned.