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H​ealth & Safety

The health and safety of our staff and the children entrusted to our care is our top priority. We are proud to maintain high standards of safety and cleanliness while maintaining a caring and nurturing environment where children can thrive.

General Policies

Kids of the Kingdom Episcopal School is required under the law to maintain compliance with all local and state Department of Health regulations including but not limited to reporting communicable diseases in children and employees, maintaining a hygienic environment and proper storage and service of food items. Our staff is required to comply with all posted and expressed policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Department of Health regulations. Our staff will always keep the health and safety of all children, parents, and co-workers as a priority. 

All staff:

  • are trained in CPR.
  • have a current background check on file completed through The Episcopal Diocese of West Texas and SPIS.
  • have completed the Safeguarding God's Children (SGC) training program. 

Listed below are examples of health and safety practices that we follow at all times:

  • Washing staff and children’s hands as outlined in the Texas Minimum Standards for Child Care Centers 
  • Wearing gloves when handling bodily fluids
  • Making others aware of freshly mopped floors 
  • Never being the only adult in the building
  • Following child/staff ratios as outlined in the Texas Minimum Standards for Child Care Centers
  • Disinfecting toys and equipment on a regular basis
  • Being aware of children's food allergies and how to handle food allergy emergencies
  • Participating in emergency plans as needed to protect the children, staff and parents in the program

Release of Children

Children will only be released to parents and authorized individuals listed on the child's enrollment form. In the event a court order is in place, Kids of the Kingdom Episcopal School will follow court orders exactly as written. In the absence of a court order, both parents have legal rights. Please note: if a staff member is unaware of an individual picking up a child, they will contact the front office before releasing the child to the individual.

Infant Sleep Safety

All employees are trained in Infant Sleep Safety guidelines. These guidelines are followed ​in any classroom with children 12-months and younger. Guidelines include safe practices and requirements for sleep positioning, ​crib requirements and restrictions, mattresses, bedding, blankets, toys and restrictive devices. Infants will never sleep in swings or restrictive devices such as bouncy seats or chairs with straps. Infants are prohibited from being swaddled. 

Reference: Texas Safe Sleep Policy (Texas Department of HHS)

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