The physical health and safety of the children is a primary goal at Open Door Nursery School. In order to assure each child’s safety and to help them develop self-control within a group situation, Positive Discipline is utilized in the following ways by the staff:
1. We respect the rights of each individual child.
2. All discipline issues are handled in a positive and constructive manner.
3. We have a few consistent, clear rules that are explained to the children and are age-appropriate.
4. We try to anticipate and eliminate a potential problem.
5. We provide individualized attention to help a child deal with a particular problem or situation.
6. We provide alternate activities and acceptable ways to release feelings.
7. We redirect the child’s attention to a new activity to change the focus of a child’s behavior.
8. The staff uses a firm voice when necessary when discussing inappropriate behavior.
The staff never uses corporal punishment, or abusive or humiliating language.
For our complete School Discipline Policy, please see the Handbook.
Policy on the Release of Children
Children will be dismissed only to parent(s) or persons authorized on the Open Door Dismissal Form. If someone other than a parent or authorized person will be picking up your child, the parent must send a signed note to the teacher. The note must state who will be picking up the child and the effective date. If a non custodial parent is not included among those persons authorized by the custodial parent to pick up the child, the parent must advise the child’s teacher and the school’s director. A copy of the appropriate court order is required for inclusion in the child’s file.
For our complete Policy on the Release of Children, please see the Handbook.
If a child exhibits any of the following symptoms, the child should not attend the center. If such symptoms occur at the center, the child will be removed from the group, and parents will be called to take the child home. You must be symptom free for at least 24 hrs. before returning to school.
Severe pain or discomfort
Episodes of acute vomiting
Elevated oral temperature of 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit
Yellow eyes or jaundice skin
Red eyes with discharge
Infected, untreated skin patches
Difficult or rapid breathing
Skin rashes in conjunction with fever or behavior changes
Skin lesions that are weeping or bleeding
Mouth sores with drooling
Once the child is symptom-free, or has a health care provider’s note stating that the child no longer poses a serious health risk to himself/herself or others, the child may return to the center.
Open Door Nursery School
432 Wyoming Avenue, Millburn, NJ 07041
Alethea Randazza, Director