All children and staff of Kids Come First Child Care Services (Kids Come First) are entitled to a safe and healthy learning environment in our programs. This is especially crucial for students and staff who have life-threatening allergies (anaphylaxis).
While Kids Come First is committed to creating an environment that is safe for all children, these strategies do not guarantee that the premise is void of any of allergens documented in the Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan.
Kids Come First will make every effort to ensure that our programs are allergen safe, acknowledging that we cannot eliminate all allergens. Kids Come First will work with parents to limit or reduce the risk of exposure to anaphylactic causative agents in the child care program. A plan will be put into place to ensure that all children at risk are identified, strategies are put in place to minimize the potential for exposure and all staff/volunteers are appropriately trained.
In order to provide a safe environment for anaphylactic students and staff, Kids Come First will ensure that strategies are developed in conjunction with parents and/or physicians to minimize exposure for children to life threatening allergies. These strategies can include food avoidance, reducing of causative agents, purchasing of foods through an approved source, diligent reading of food labels, and training of staff to educate families, students and volunteers to be aware of allergen triggers.
Kids Come First can provide the complete Policies and Procedures handbook upon request.