Health and Safety
Gold Sneaker Facility
Attaining good health and maintaining wellness should begin at a very young age. These goals can be accomplished by teaching children to develop good habits and to make wise choices that will allow them to enjoy good health both now and in the future.
Handwashing is the single most effective method for controlling the spread of infection. Washing hands, effectively and consistently, will not only maintain the children’s health but also model a very important healthy practice. Proper hand washing procedures will ensure the most effective removal of germs. As part of our curriculum we will focus on establishing good hand washing patterns in young children.
Good dental hygiene is also an important part of good health. The key to establishing good brushing habits is starting an oral care program early. The children at the Child Learning Center brush their teeth daily.
Proper diapering techniques help stop the spread of germs which cause diarrhea and other illness. These techniques are posted in each diaper changing area and are followed by all staff members.
If your child is ready to begin potty training, our staff will work with you to determine the best possible plan for your child. We value your input and hope that you will share your ideas with us.
The Child Learning Center uses Growing Up Safe and Strong, A Personal Safety Curriculum from the Tennessee Department of Human Services for all children three years and older. Parents will be notified when sensitive topic areas are included in the curriculum. Parents must notify the program if they do not want their children to be involved in activities related to a specific topic
All the classrooms in the Child Learning Center are monitored by security cameras. The center has the card swipe system that requires parents to use their APSU ID's to open the front and hallway door. Any person unknown to us is required to provide a picture ID.
Campus Police are available 24 hours a day and can respond to any emergency.
Child Learning Center Staff
All lead staff members are certified in Infant/Child CPR and First Aid Basics. Each staff member and volunteer has successfully passed a background check through the Department of Human Services.
The Child Learning Center provides developmentally appropriate playground equipment and maintains it according to DHS’ licensure rules for child care centers. Child Learning Center staff observes, intercedes and facilitates play at all times.