Highlands Child Development Program has a clearly
defined Evacuation/Disaster plan that focuses on proper planning and
action before, during and after a severe earthquake or disaster. This
plan is evaluated and updated annually. The plan provides the necessary information to ensure
the safety of students and staff.
If your child is attending our program during the
school hours of 7:48am to 2:44pm and an evacuation drill is needed,
we will join the elementary school in the school wide Disaster plan and
will evacuate to the basketball courts. We will then
follow all school wide procedures and the students will be released to
authorized persons at tables set up and labeled according to your
child’s last name. Once you have signed your child out, a member of
school personnel will bring them to you.
In the event of a disaster,
after school hours or on non-school days, CDP will
follow a similar evacuation plan. The children will be evacuated to the
basketball courts. Parents are required to sign their child out and a
staff member will bring your child to you. Children will only be release to someone on their emergency with proper ID.
In any emergency, our staff is required to check
I.D. against the Disaster Release card. Your child will ONLY be
released to persons who are listed on the Disaster release card and who
are properly identified. If you need to add or change any person’s
information on the release card, please do so regularly. Your child has a
Disaster Release necklace that will be accounted for once you reunite
with you child. It is important that all adults remain calm and allow
our staff to properly and safely assess the situations and release the
children in the safest manner possible.
When needed, injured students will be taken as quickly as
possible to the first aid staging area. Our staff is trained in Basic
First Aid and CPR. If your child is in this area, you will be
encouraged to join him or her. You will be notified at the time you
check in with our staff.