All staff at Wonder Years will be trained to follow
steps listed below in the event of an emergency:
A Teacher will stay at the scene and help will be given
until the person assigned to handle emergencies arrives.
Word will be sent to the person who handles emergencies
at the center. This person will take charge of the
emergency, assess the situation and give further first
aid, as needed.
Aspirin of other medication will not be given unless
authorized by the poison Center, for poisoning, of
physician for other illnesses.
Parent(s) will be notified in case of an emergency and a
course of action will agreed upon.
If a parent cannot be reached, the parent=s emergency
contact person will be notified and the physician shown
on the child=s Emergency Transportation Permission Form
will be called.
A responsible individual will be filled out within 24
hours. It will be filed in the child=s folder, and a
copy will be given to the parent(s), preferably that
day. Injury information will be noted in the central
First Aid Supplies
The first aid kit is located on the high shelf over the
changing table in the bathroom . The Toddler Teacher,
under the supervision of the Director, is responsible
for maintaining the proper supplies in the kit. A
checklist of the supplies is updated each month. In the
event of an emergency, at our away from the center, the
person who handles emergency will take charges, assess
the situation, and give any further first aid. All staff
members are first aid certified.
Field Trip Emergencies
A First Aid Kit will be taken on all field trips, along
with index cards with all emergency information, as well
as medical consent authorizations signed by parents.
Plan for evacuation of center
in an emergency
The alarm will sound - everyone in the building will be
Evacuation Exit routes previously marked and practiced
in drills will be used. Alternate routes will also be
planned and practiced.
Each teacher is responsible for the children in her/his
Toddler Teacher 4 children
Pre-school/Toddler Teacher 5 Children
Pre -school Teacher 10 Children
The Pre- School Teacher is responsible for taking daily
attendance, which is used in taking a head count when
evacuating the building.
Drafts will be eliminated - each Teacher will try to
eliminate drafts in hers/his room by closing all doors
The Fire Department will be called after leaving the
building; the call will be made from the nearest alarm
box or phone if the building is not connected to the
The Toddler / Pre-school Teacher is responsible for
having unannounced evacuation drills at varying times
every other month, and for documenting these drills.
Contingency plans for fire,
natural disaster, loss of water, heat or power
The children will be taken to the emergency care
facility and each parent or emergency contact person
will be notified as soon as possible.
Emergency Care Facility:
The Boys and Girls Club
Allston, MA 02134
Phone: (617) 782-6041
Andrea Howard, Director
In the case of a natural disaster, when parents cannot
be contacted, children will be taken to a safe and
secured area in the center. Each parent or emergency
contact person will be notified as soon as possible.
In the case of a power outrage, the Director will assess
the condition of the environment. If the area is unsafe
or unhealthy for the children, they will be taken to the
emergency care facility (The Boys and Girls Club).
Parents or emergency contacts person will be contacted
as soon as possible. The center will reopen when the
environment is safe enough for the children to return.
If the environment is safe for the children to remain in
the center, flashlights will be available in each
classroom. The center always has access to a mobile
phone if the phone is down. Parents or emergency contact
person will be notified if early closure is necessary.
In case of loss of heat, parents or emergency contact
person will be notified of the situation. If minimum
temperature and hot water regulations are not met,
children will be sent home until required temperature
and regulations are met.
In case of loss of water, 5 gallons of water will be
stored in the office for emergencies, i.e. for toilet
flushing, diapering and hand washing. Parents or
emergency contact person will be informed by telephone.
Children will need to be picked up as ? soon as
possible. The center will reopen when the water supply
is returned to the building.