A Medicine Hat provider sent in this adorable picture of an activity she did with her day home kids for Fire Safety Month.
So cute! Thanks for sharing!
Providers, please read the following reminder regarding Standard 10B: Home and Safety.
The following information must be posted on your communication board, easily visible by parents:
– hours of operation
– evacuation plan
– emergency relocation site
– monthly procedures card (fire drills, etc)
– daily schedule
– daily, accurate menu
– emergency phone numbers
Fire drills must be practiced monthly, and must include the sound of the smoke detector. Children should be taken outside to the muster point so that they are familiar enough with the procedure to repeat it without adult guidance if necessary.
You must have a working phone at all times.
All medication and vitamins must be under lock and key. Child-safety locks or being inaccessible are not acceptable substitutes for lock and key.
All chemicals, alcohol, personal care items, cleaning products and dangerous items must be inaccessible to children. This includes any items labeled “keep out of reach of children” or similar, and also includes any item that may be considered dangerous to children such as power tools, knives, batteries, scissors.
This standard also includes the items listed on the Home & Safety Inspection checklist.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this standard, please refer to the Government of Alberta’s Family Day Homes Standards Manual and the Agency’s Policies and Procedures book. You may also contact the agency at 403-526-8194.
One of our Medicine Hat providers sent in this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Cookies. They look delicious!
Super Easy and Yummy 2-Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies:
1 box of Spice Cake
1 can of pure pumpkin
Preheat oven to 350
Line cookies sheets with wax paper
Mix together spice cake and pure pumpkin until there is no lumps.
Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheets.
Bake for 13-15mins
Providers, please read the following reminder for Standard 10A.
10A: Health and Safety: Incidents: providers must know the steps to take should a critical incident arrive. These steps are:
1. Call emergency services if required
2. Contact parents or emergency contact
3. Contact Agency
4. Complete incident report
Providers must also familiarize themselves with the list of Critical Incidents as outlined in the Standards Manual on page 32 so providers are aware of what needs to be reported.
Should you have any concerns or questions regarding this standard, or require clarification, please refer to your copy of the Government of Alberta’s Family Day Home Standards Manual or contact the office at 403-526-8194.
One of our Medicine Hat providers sent in this fun fall craft. This is a great craft as it provides opportunity for name recognition and letter recognition, as well as for fine motor development.
And it’s cute too! Thanks for sharing!
Providers, please read the following reminder for Standard 9.
Child Guidance: providers may only use a positive approach to child guidance and should communicate the approach to the parents. Providers must never inflict any physical punishment, verbal degradation or emotional deprivation. Providers must never deny, or threaten to deny, any basic necessity (food, drink, clothing, shelter). Providers must never use, or permit the use of, physical restraint, confinement or isolation.
If you require any clarification, or have any questions, regarding this standard, please refer to your copy of the Government of Alberta’s Family Day Home Standards Manual, or contact the office at 403-526-8194.