Please list any parents, guardians or caregivers that have your consent to pickup your child (children) from any of our children’s ministries programs. (Please note, any person(s) listed here must be 18 years or older). In certain case ID may be required.
It is our desire to provide a healthy and safe environment for all of the minors in our care. Parents are encouraged to be considerate of others when deciding to place a minor in our care. In general, minors with the following symptoms should not be dropped off:
- Fever, diarrhea, or vomiting within the last 48 hours
- Green or yellow runny nose
- Eye or skin infections
- Other symptoms of communicable or infectious disease
Minors who are observed by our staff members or volunteers to be ill will be separated from the other minors and the parent or guardian will be contacted to request that the minor be picked up.
Allergy or Health Concerns
In the event a minor is injured while in our care, the following steps should be followed:
1. For insignificant injuries, scrapes, and bruises, workers will provide first aid as appropriate and will notify the minor’s parent or guardian of the injury at the time the minor is picked up.
2. For injuries requiring medical treatment beyond simple first aid, the parent and/or guardian will immediately be summoned. If warranted by circumstances, an ambulance can be called by parent/guardian or worker.
3. Once a minor has received appropriate medical attention, an Accident/Injury Report Form will be completed and kept on file at the church.
Restroom Guidelines for Adults Caring for Children in the Nursery/Little Lambs
Because the Evangelical Covenant Church of Hinsdale seeks high safety standards to protect the children who participate in our programming, we are requesting your informed consent regarding your child's restroom or toileting needs when he/she is under the care of the nursery/toddler room. The members of the staff of these rooms have been instructed and trained according to the Restroom Guidelines below. The staff and volunteer workers will take every reasonable precaution to provide a safe and healthy environment for all children while they are involved in the ministries of the church.
It is the policy of the Evangelical Covenant Church of Hinsdale that no staff worker, no adult volunteer, or teenage volunteer will change diapers. Parents will be notified via text message that a diaper change is necessary.
Permission for Restroom Care for Toilet-Trained Children
I give permission, when necessary, for one adult worker to escort my child to the restroom. In the event your child has a wetting accident, you will be notified via text message to change your child’s clothes.
Responsibilities of Parents
Parents should take their children to the bathroom immediately prior to a scheduled church activity.
If the child is not toilet trained:
- Please make sure your child’s diaper/pull-up is dry before dropping off your child.
- You will be notified via text message to come and change your child’s diaper.
- In the event your child has a wetting accident, you will be notified via text message to change your child’s clothes.
If the child is toilet trained:
- Parents must sign the above Permission for Restroom Care for Toilet-Trained Children for an adult worker to escort the child to the restroom.
Responsibilities and Restroom Guidelines for Staff and Adult Volunteers
A minor is escorted to the bathroom only upon their request or if the minor shows obvious signs of needing to go. ● When a minor is being escorted to the restroom, the other volunteers must supervise the class. ● Children’s Ministry Director should be notified if a classroom contains one adult before escorting minor to restroom. ● Spend as little time as possible in the bathroom. ● When possible, escort the same sex minor to use facilities. ● The staff member or volunteer escorting the minor is not to enter the minor’s stall unless absolutely necessary. The staff member or volunteer should stand in the hall or at the hall door entrance with the door ajar. Minors should be encouraged to help themselves with bathroom procedures. ● If the minor requests a staff member’s or volunteer’s help in the stall, the staff member or volunteer should explain to the child how to help himself. If the staff member’s or volunteer’s help is essential, the worker should avoid direct contact with the minor, and keep the stall door open. Use the “hand-over-hand” method. This technique enables the staff member or volunteer to place his/her hands over the minor’s hands in helping with fastening clothes. The parent(s) should be informed that extra help was needed. ● Both staff member/volunteer and minor should wash their hands thoroughly after using the bathroom. ● Staff member/volunteer and minor should return promptly to the classroom, spending as little time in the bathroom as possible
Consent to the above policies and guidelines