Earthplace Preschool Policies and Procedures
Building Security and Safety
Earthplace Preschool is located in Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center. The Center is open to members and the paying public on a daily basis. The playground is not open to members or the paying public when school is in session. Members or the paying public may visit Natureplace, view the indoor and/or outdoor animals, and walk on the trails when the Center is open.
Because of the public nature of the Center, the entrance doors to the preschool classrooms from the playground and the Lunch Club hallway are kept locked at all times. The teachers have access to the rooms by key. Please come to the preschool office or the front desk when you wish to pick up early or visit your child’s classroom.
Teachers have walkie-talkies and phones in their classrooms and can communicate with each other, the preschool office, and main office at all times. The walkie-talkies also go with the teachers when they are on the playground and on a trail walk. The front desk staff is able to call each room and make building-wide announcements.
Shelter-In-Place or Lockdown Drills:
In each classroom, we practice Shelter-In-Place or lockdown drills. We explain to children that when there is an unsafe situation in the building, we have to leave the building to be safe. When there is an unsafe situation outside, we have to stay in the building to be safe.