Phone (419) 784-5136 | Address: 1933 E 2nd Street Defiance, Ohio 43512

POLICY:

NOCAC Head Start will establish and implement policies and procedures to respond to emergency situations of which all staff are familiar and trained.

PROCEDURES:

Disaster Plan

  1. The written disaster plan will be updated annually by each Center Manager.
  2. The written disaster plan will be available to all NOCAC staff and posted on the Family Information Board
  3. For a detailed description of what ODJFS requires to be included, go to http://emanuals.jfs.ohio.gov/ChildCare/ChildCareCenter/Rules/5101-2-12-16.stm

Medical or Dental Emergencies

  1. Every NOCAC Head Start Site will complete the JFS 01242 Medical, Dental and General Emergency Plan
    1. The plan will be posted by each phone and in each classroom and other spaces used by the children.
  2. Every NOCAC Head Start Site will complete the JFS 01201 Dental First Aid Plan.
    1. This plan will be posted in a location readily available to staff and parents.
  3. Choking posters must be clearly hanging in every room where meals are served and eaten.

Fire and Weather Alert Plans

  1. Every NOCAC Head Start Site will post fire and weather alert plans in each classroom and other spaces used by the children. The plan will include a diagram indicating evacuation routes.
    1. Every site will conduct monthly fire drills at varying times and document drills on the Record of Emergency Drills form from the Ohio State Fire Marshall which can be found at http://www.com.ohio.gov/documents/fire_RecordofEmergencyEvacuationDrills.pdf
    2. Every site will conduct monthly weather emergency drills in the months of March through September and document the drills on the Record of Emergency Drills form from the Ohio State Fire Marshall (see link on a).
  2. Every NOCAC Head Start Site will conduct an emergency/lockdown drill quarterly and record it on the Record of Emergency Drills from the Ohio State Fire Marshall (see link above)

Forms and Additional Guidance:

This policy complies with the following

Head Start Program Performance Standard: 1302.47(b)(8)
ODJFS Child Care Manual: 5101:2-12-16(H)
CACFP Regulation:
Caring for Our Children: 9.2.4.3
Other Sources:

 

Adopted with Board & Policy Council Approvals:
Revised with Board & Policy Council Approvals: