Safety & Environment
From the security of fingerprint and code access doors, which allow only our enrolled families access into our facilities, to our secure AppleCam system, AppleTree and Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool offer a safe and nurturing environment for all children and provide you with peace of mind. We safeguard your child through our strict check-in and check-out procedures and by securing school doors with an electronic fingerprint or code access doors.
There is no more important priority for parents or for AppleTree and Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool than safety. On all levels, our safe and secure environment allows your child the comfort to be himself or herself, thus nurturing their growth and development.
Visitor precautions: A visitor who is not familiar to our staff or if the school in lock down, a phone is available in the vestibule at the front door to communicate with the Program Director and/or Assistant Director. Photo ID is required from all unfamiliar visitors including non-enrolled families, vendors and anyone authorized for pickup. Teachers and staff can instantly access the names of individuals who are approved for drop-off and pick-up.
Livestream Video Feed
For your peace of mind, we also offer secure webcam access to your child’s room. Viewable only to those with a username and password, our Livestream Video Feed allows you to check in on your child throughout the day. It’s become a hallmark of AppleTree and Gilden Woods and a feature our parents couldn’t live without!
Electronic Daily Reports
Our currently enrolled parents have “real-time” access to their child’s day at AppleTree or Gilden Woods through our online Electronic Daily reporting system. Parents can easily access their children’s feedings/meals & snacks, medication distribution, rest time/nap time, and activity & interest information from their day on a computer or mobile device.
Our administration members conduct monthly fire drills with all staff and children. Tornado drills are also performed in May – September at all AppleTree and Gilden Woods locations. Emergency drills and reviews are completed quarterly.
Twice a year, our administration and teachers review the Emergency Procedures Plan so that all members of our team understand their role in the following situations: fire, tornado, chemical spill, toxic gas, sewage backup, flood, power outage, blizzard, serious illness, or serious accident.
Additionally, annually we have our procedures reviewed by a third-party safety and security consultant in regards to best practices and efficiency.