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The safety, security and health of your children are paramount to us. We take each of these things very seriously and that is why we are constantly looking for the best approach to keeping your child(ren) safe and secure. Consequently, we have installed and implemented a keyless entry system as well as a sophisticated camera system. We have strict policies and procedures in place for tracking the attendance of your child(ren) and are in the process of researching software to perform this function electronically. Finally, we have also instituted stringent health and hygiene policies, some of which can be found on our Policies page and others below.

Keyless Entry System Imaginations Early Learning Centers has implemented a keyless entry system, which is used to monitor and control exterior door access. The keyless entry system limits access to the center by allowing entry only to authorized staff and families. When an individual has undergone the background investigations, interview process and hiring process, and becomes a staff member, he/she is provided a unique personal identification number. When a child is enrolled into one of our programs, we assign each parent or legal guardian a separate Unique ID code. When a staff member is no longer employed by Imaginations Early Learning Centers or a child is dis-enrolled, their codes are disabled immediately and never used again. In fact, codes can be disabled at any time providing a safe, secure environment for children and peace of mind for parents.

Camera System Imaginations Early Learning Centers has installed a closed circuit camera system for our families at certain center locations. The daycare cameras allow you to watch live video of your child learning, playing, and interacting with other children in the center. The cameras record continuously for two months at a time, which can also be saved onto a disc for added security. This system is set up with room level permissions to ensure that authorized parents and families are limited to only the rooms and areas in which their child(ren) would be spending time. Essentially, this camera service extends our own open door policy: the same parents and/or guardians that can drop by our center during the day are given camera access to watch their child online. Our online parent monitoring makes “dropping by” much more convenient for Imaginations Early Learning Centers families.

Getting Authorization¬†Once enrolled, you should request your username and password by completing the camera authorization form, which can be obtained from your center’s Director. Submit the completed, signed authorization form to your teacher or the Center Director. For security purposes, every parent is given a different password and password will be removed once a child is un-enrolled or if a parent is found abusing the system by sharing codes with other family members. Parents will need to pay an extra fee for this program. It is important to note that parents will receive room level permissions. In other words, parents will only be able to see into the classroom to which they have been given access. In other words a parent of a pre-school child would not be able to log into the infant classroom. No access will be given for the playground, because parents may not want their child viewed by others.

Parents will be required to sign a waiver and an agreement that they will not share their security code with anyone if found violating the policy their right to view will be terminated.

Once you have been given your user name and password, you may access the closed circuit camera system by clicking below:

Camera Access (Please note: you may need to install necessary Active-X software in order to utilize this service.)

Health and Hygiene The health of our children is extremely important to the company. Please review our Sanitary and Disease Control Policy:
Sanitary Procedure and Disease Control Policy

The risk of spreading serious illness in a child care center is tremendous. It is our responsibility to control and reduce that risk as much as possible. The following procedures were developed for that purpose.

  1. Always wash your hands after assisting each child with pottying or diapering changes. DO NOT CHANGE OR POTTY SEVERAL CHILDREN AND THEN WASH. This will spread bacteria from one child to the other and to you. There is a proper hand washing procedure posted above all sinks. The proper diapering procedure is posted in the infant room.
  2. Always sanitize diaper changing areas after each use even if the diaper was only wet. Afterwards, lie or sit the child down and immediately sanitize the area thoroughly. Use a clean disposable towel to sanitize the area. DO NOT USE THE CHANGING TABLE FOR A FOOD TABLE OR WORK TABLE. Dispose of diapers in the closed container provided at the changing table. Never change a child in a crib!!!
  3. Always wash children’s hands after they have used the bathroom. The little ones can do this with a clean, wet wash cloth or wet paper towel. The older children can use the sink. This is not only a sanitary procedure, but also a learning experience for the children.
  4. Always have the children wash their hands before eating, and of course, wash your hands before handling food.
  5. Keep noses wiped and faces clean. Secretions from the nose and mouth carry a huge amount of bacteria. Always use a clean tissue for each child (not their bibs or shirts) and throw the tissue away, and WASH your hands.
  6. SANITIZE TOYS
    • Infants – Toys should be sanitized several times a day, immediately after a child plays with them and before the next child gets them. Seats, walkers, swings should be sanitized at the end of the day. Other usual sanitary procedures should be followed routinely.
    • Toddlers – Toys should be sanitized at least twice daily – once during nap time and once at the end of each day. Any toy that has been in a child’s mouth should be sanitized immediately. Toys that go outside should be sanitized regularly. If a child should soil the sheets, they should be changed immediately. Potties should be sanitized during nap time and at the end of each day. Trash should be emptied several times during the day, specifically during nap time and whenever necessary. Soiled diapers should be placed in a covered trash container.
    • Preschoolers – Follow hand washing and bathroom procedure carefully. Keep toys and equipment clean and safe by checking them regularly for loose screws, broken parts, etc. Do not allow children to share combs, brushes, clothing, food, etc. Sanitize bathrooms during nap time and at the end of each day. Make sure toilet tissue and paper towels are always available. Sanitize toys daily, more often if necessary.
  7. Be sure that children do not share pacifiers, bottles, cups, glasses, or any other eating utensils. If this happens, thoroughly wash the item and either give it to the appropriate child or put it away.
  8. There is so much we can do and we must!!!! Please keep these procedures nearby for future reference and make them a habit. You will be expected to follow them.
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Contact Information

WALDORF, MD

2090 Crain Hwy.
Waldorf, MD 20601
Phone: 301-632-3074
Fax:     301-632-3075

CALIFORNIA, MD

22789 Three Notch Road
California, MD 20619
Phone: 301-866-1830
Fax:     301-866-1831

HUGHESVILLE, MD

15260 Prince Frederick Road
Hughesville, MD 20637
Phone: 301-274-1900
Fax:     301-632-3075
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