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Evacuation Plan

At the sound of an emergency alarm, all teachers will line up all the children around her and proceed to walk them to the side door if they are located in the back of the building or to the front door if they are located in the front section of the building. Infants are to be put in one crib and the whole crib to be pushed or lifted to the front door to the outside. From the building you are to proceed to the farthest section of the playground fence. There the children are to stand still and wait quietly until all is clear and they are directed to return to their area by the Administrator or the person in charge. Fire drills are held once a month.

Emergency Closings

Emergency closing of the Lil’ Red Hen Nursery and Pre-School due to lack of heat or similar situation that stems from a utility problem here in the building, will require that all children be moved to the second floor of the Delmar Fire Department until such time as all parents can be located about emergency pick-ups. If this were to occur, all children would be picked up at the Delmar Fire Department.

Teacher Standards and Qualifications

The qualifications of our teachers varies as the needs of our children are different. All teachers have completed State required courses or are in the process of completing them. All staff is trained in CPR and First Aid. Staff takes 18 hours of additional training yearly.


Medications may be given to children only upon the written prescription of a registered physician and/or written form filled out and signed by the child’s parent. Only those trained adults employed by Lil’ Red Hen Nursery and Pre-School will administer medications to any children. The state of Delaware requires special training for those who will be administering any medications.

Health Appraisals

Within one month following admission, the caregiver shall have on file an age-appropriate health appraisal conducted within six months prior to admission for each child enrolled. Health appraisals should be certified by a licensed physician or nurse practitioner and shall be updated yearly or in accordance with the recommended schedule for routine health supervision of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The health appraisal shall include:

  • A health history
  • A physician examination
  • Growth and development
  • Recommendations regarding required medication, restrictions or modifications of the child’s activities, diet or care
  • Medication information pertinent to treatment in case of emergency
  • Documentation of the immunization status, with a listing of day, month and year of administration of each immunization, according to the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee, as specified in the Immunization Schedules
  • A center shall not permit a child to be admitted to the center without written documentation from a licensed physician or nurse practitioner that the child has received at least one dose of DPT or DT, one dose of TOPV or IPV, the MMR vaccine and HIB conjugate vaccine, if required by the age of the child.
  • If a child has not received adequate immunization as required for the child’s age, the Center shall require a written plan for updating the immunization within a reasonable time frame to be submitted to the Center within fourteen days of the child’s admission.
  • If the additional required immunizations are not completed within the time frame specified in the written plan, the child shall be excluded from the Center until the immunizations have been obtained and written documentation of such has been submitted to the center.