Delightful Days Learning Center – Child Care – Day Care – Dayton, Ohio


General Safety Issues
Prevention is the best way to promote safety.  Anticipation of possible hazards and taking preventive measures reduces accidents.  Children are taught self-protective principals.  By establishing the rules and explaining them in clear language to children, they can begin to understand correct and incorrect actions.  Staff members have immediate access to a working telephone in the event of an emergency.

Building Safety
The building was planned and designed with safety in mind.  All classrooms have immediate access/egress doors to outside.  We have a complete fire suppression system throughout the center and closed circuit video cameras in every room.

Allergies & Dietary Needs
We are peanut/nut free facility, as well as being accommodating to special dietary needs and cultural food preferences.

Emergency Procedures
Fire, emergency, and weather alert plans are posted in each classroom.  Monthly fire drills will be held and during tornado season (April-July), additional drills will be implemented.

If the Center should be severely damaged or declared unsafe, all children will be evacuated to an emergency shelter where they will await your arrival.  Our emergency shelter is across the street at the American Legion – address:  5700 Kentshire Dr. The director will make every attempt to notify you as soon as possible.  A notice will be posted at the Center with information on the alternative site.

Health Issues

All the staff of DDLC receives training in the signs and symptoms of illness and in hand washing and disinfecting procedures.

No DDLC staff will be able to work if they have a suspected case of communicable disease.

The Center will immediately notify the parent or guardian of the child’s condition when a child has been observed with signs or symptoms of illness.

Any child with the following signs or symptoms will be isolated in the Directors Office on a cot, monitored by the Director, until a parent or guardian can pick up the child:

Symptoms observed which require isolation and immediate discharge:  a child with any of the following signs or symptoms of illness shall be immediately isolated and discharged to his parent or guardian or person designated by the parent or guardian:

Temperature of at least one hundred one degrees Fahrenheit when in combination with any other sign or symptom of illness

Diarrhea (three or more abnormally loose stools within a twenty-four hour period)

Severe coughing, causing the child to become red or blue in the face or to make a whooping sound

Difficult or rapid  breathing

Yellowish skin or eyes

Redness or the eye, obvious discharge, matted eyelashes, burning itching

Untreated infected skin patches, unusual spots or rashes

Unusually dark urine and/or gray or white stool

Stiff neck with an elevated temperature

Evidence of untreated lice, scabies, or other parasitic infestations

Sore throat or difficulty in swallowing

Vomiting more than one time or when accompanied by any other sign or symptom of illness

When a child has been diagnosed with a communicable disease, a notice will be posted on the classroom door.  The child will not be admitted back into the Center without a doctor’s release if their absence exceeds more than three days.  There is a communicable disease chart posted in the restroom if there are any questions or concerns about the illness.  The staff is trained in the signs and symptoms of each illness and the procedures to follow concerning disinfecting.

If your child is sent home because of illness, he/she must be free of any of the above symptoms for at lest 24 hours before returning to the Center.  Children who were sent home due to fever, and subsequently diagnosed by their physician as having a fever due to an ear infection or teething, may return the next day either with the appropriate medication, or a doctors note stating the child is not contagious.