Safety Protocol & Our Measures to Keep Your Children Out of Harm's Way
At Heaven’s Elect, we take your children’s and our staff’s safety very seriously. From the start to the end of each day, we adhere to strict operating procedures to assure everyone in our building is familiar with the rules, and most importantly, your children are safe. Here are a few important reminders about our safety rules and standards:
From 6:00 am to 9:00 am and 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, staff members are at the front desk as greeters to make sure they know everyone entering the building. Heaven’s Elect is a locked facility from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. During locked hours a buzzer is in place for a staff member to answer the door. If the person entering Heaven’s Elect is unknown, the person is stopped at the door and management decides if the person can enter the building. Anyone that is stopped at the door must show valid ID to the staff member.
ID is also required if someone new is picking up a child. The staff member checks the ID beside the child information card and the parent board. The parent board is available for a parent to write us a note, such as informing us that someone different will be picking up your child. If it is a first time pick up, the new pick-up guest will be escorted to the child’s room and introduced to the staff in that room. This lets the staff know that management has checked the ID and it’s fine for the child to leave Heaven’s Elect with the new pick-up guest. If management has not walked the new pick-up guest to the room, a staff member then will request the new pick-up guest present ID and check with management to verify if the child may leave with the person.
Located at the front desk is a secured log-in and log-out for each child, which also acts as a report for fire and tornado drills. It’s very important parents clock their children in and out for all staff to be able to keep track of who is in the classroom. In addition each classroom has their own attendance clipboard, that the staff update all day long. Staff are trained in the following emergencies: tornado, fire, high winds, loss of power, gas leak, water main break, winter storm, intruder, other dangerous situation near the facility, bomb threats, drive-by shootings, suspicious activity, lockdown, children’s medication, CPR and first aid, SIDS, blood borne pathogens, communicable diseases, serious accident or illness, suspicious package, and missing child. We follow all HIPPA laws, and two or more staff are with the children at all times. All of our staff and any volunteers have extensive and comprehensive background checks.
Infants under one year of age sleep on their backs with nothing in the cribs. Our transportation children are never left alone in a vehicle and vans do not leave the schools until all children are accounted for. Students are dropped off at the location designated by the school. It is important for parents to notify us if they are picking up their child instead of taking the daycare van to save us looking for that child.
Our physical building is secured with cement blocks, safety glass, lighted parking lot, and security and fire alarms with 24-hour monitoring. Food and water is located in various parts in the building. Management, lead teachers, kitchen staff, and volunteers are made aware of any child’s food allergies and all food is labeled and dated.
If you ever have any questions about our safety protocol or why we need to operate in this way, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or talk to us about it. Your peace of mind that your children are safe and are enjoying their time here at Heaven’s Elect is of utmost importance to us.
Heaven’s Elect Christian Learning Center and Daycare is a Non-denominational Christian childcare center fully licensed by the state of Michigan. Our Midland daycare center has been serving the community since 2000. The daycare center is open for your convenience: Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We are closed in observance of the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. When at all possible, we are open during Midland Public School snow days.