Safety & Security

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Every child deserves the best start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.

Angels Paradise Academy is dedicated to providing a safe and secure learning environment for the wonderful children entrusted to our care. And while we are well aware that no amount of effort and thoroughness can eliminate risks entirely, over the years our experience, attention to detail and extra effort has resulted in an exceptional record of safety for both families and staff alike.

Our safety program is built upon three philosophical cornerstones: compatibility, prevention, and partnership. Policies attempt to prevent accidents and incidents before they happen, including procedures promoting both internal controls as well as conversation with parents regarding awareness and encouraged involvement. These policies also attempt to simultaneously preserve the basic style and mission of our educational philosophy. We feel that together, the resulting measures combine to promote a healthy, safe and rich school environment for all parties concerned.

The following is a list of specific measures currently in place to promote the happy and healthy well being of our community. Note these measures are described with a basic educational or school environment for context.

Child Supervision and School Personnel

Angels Paradise Academy features an open environment blending supervised activities with self-initiated learning.

  1. Classroom activities are professionally supervised at all times by staff. This supervision extends to both indoor and outdoor activity.
  2. Appropriate qualification reviews are conducted both before and during staff employment. Performance evaluations are ongoing.
Parents and Authorized Parties

Angels Paradise Academy is more than a preschool, it’s a community. The preschool welcomes parents to come and observe their children during specific times of the school day, as well as participate in a variety of volunteer activities.

  1. Children are accounted for at all times.
  2. Children are allowed to leave only with authorized parents or representatives. School access is restricted to approved individuals.
  3. Suspicious parent or child behaviour is being identified, reported, and responded to by school director.
  4. 24-hour surveillance cameras are in place to monitor front and side of school grounds.
  5. Active communication with local law enforcement is ongoing promoting stepped up patrols around school grounds.
  6. Reviews for hazardous materials, substances and contaminated food have been performed.
Emergency Response Services
  1. School staff is trained in Basic First Aid and CPR, and participate in periodic refresher courses.
  2. An in depth Health Emergency Response Plan is in place.
  3. An Emergency Disaster Response Plan is in place, including an Earthquake Preparedness Program.
  4. School office provides visual surveillance CCTV in the classrooms.