Earthplace Preschool Policies and Procedures

Child not picked up at closing time

When a child is not picked up as planned, two staff members who are 18 years or older, will wait with the child on the licensed premises. First we call all of the parents' home, work and cell phone numbers. If we are not able to reach a parent to clarify the situation, we then begin calling the emergency authorization numbers that are listed in the child's file. The parents have given these individuals permission to make decisions as to the health and welfare of their child and to transport their child. If we are unable to contact one of these individuals to pick up the child, we would retry all of the parents' phone numbers. If we are unable to reach a parent or an authorized emergency person two hours after the scheduled pick-up time, or by 7:00 pm, we call the Westport Police Department and follow their instructions.

If an adult who arrives to pick up a child appears to be impaired or intoxicated, we will refuse to release the child to the impaired or intoxicated adult.  We will contact the emergency authorization numbers that are listed in the child's file.  If we are unable to reach a parent or an authorized emergency person, we will call the Westport Police Department and follow their instructions.