Safety at Teddy Bear’s Playhouse

“We take the safety and well being of your child very seriously”.

Child care safetyAt Teddy Bear’s Playhouse, we are committed to keep your child safe and secure while in our care. Security cameras have been installed to visually monitor the classrooms. A controlled access security system is in place at the main entrance to each building. Every parent is required to maintain and use the magnetic key FOB to obtain entry to the building. Each key is registered specifically to one person. This allows us to keep track of who is in the center at any given time.

We have a strict child release policy that has been in place since the opening of Teddy Bear’s Playhouse. Please see the Parent Handbook.

Fire drills are conducted a minimum of four times per year. Additionally, all locations are 24-hour monitored for fire.

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Tornado drills are conducted on a regular basis during tornado season with a minimum of 2 during the months of April through October

Professional training and review of the center’s emergency and risk management procedures is conducted a minimum of 2 times per year. The Michigan State Police Homeland Security and Emergency Management website is an excellent resource for information. On the MIready page, you can find preparedness information and the Family Preparedness Guide.

Staff members are professionally trained and certified in CPR/First Aid.

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Comprehensive background checks are required for:

  • Applicants/licensees.
  • Licensee designees.
  • Program directors.
  • All child care staff, including self-employed and contractual, and minor caregivers.
  • Unsupervised volunteers.

What is a Comprehensive Background Check?

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A comprehensive background check includes:

  • A check of the licensing database for previous disciplinary action.
  • FBI fingerprint check (checks all state and federal crimes).
  • Michigan child abuse and neglect registry.
  • National Sex Offender Registry.
  • Criminal history registry and child abuse/neglect registry for any states of residence in the past 5 years.