- An adult must escort children into the classroom and be certain the teacher and at least one working adult are present
before leaving. When leaving, an adult must escort children out and must notify the teacher or working parent of the departure
if other than at the end of class. Kingston Coop Preschool cannot be responsible for children on the preschool grounds who are not escorted in.
- Activities in the kitchen and with tools must be strictly supervised. When children use hazardous tools or equipment they must be
supervised by an adult (i.e. food preparation tools, carpentry tools etc.). Furniture must be arranged for traffic flow around
activities and for safe escape in case of fire.
- Hot liquids such as coffee and tea are not allowed in the classroom or music room when children are present.
- All materials used by children should be evaluated for age appropriateness and degree of risk.
- All cleaning supplies and other hazardous material must be kept in locked cupboards out of reach of children.
- Floors are to be kept free of spills, toys, paper and other tripping hazards.
- Any adult discovering a safety hazard (i.e. broken toys, equipment, health hazard etc.) shall report the problem to the teacher. Remedial
action shall be taken as soon as possible.
Kingston Cooperative Preschool prohibits the use of tobacco products in the school buildings, on school grounds or in parking lots
at any school activity or function on school property. The ban on the use of tobacco products applies to parents, teachers and the
general public and is in effect when school is in session.
Activity areas must be checked monthly for toys and furniture needing repair. The building, grounds and facilities shall be inspected
quarterly and safety hazards reported to the person responsible for maintenance and repair. The checklist included in the Risk Management
manual shall be used to record quarterly inspections and kept on file for a period of seven years. Each quarter an inspection report shall
be submitted to the President of the Cooperative Board. A report must be filed yearly with the sponsoring institution.