Our goal at Children's Corner is to keep each child with a food allergy safe and to honor identified food restrictions to the best of our ability. In order to best meet the children’s special dietary needs, it is essential that the staff and parents work closely together. If your child has special dietary needs, you should discuss it with the director and the teachers upon enrollment. Specific guidelines of dietary needs are described below.
The child’s physician must document food allergies with a plan for handling any accidental exposure. When parents notify the director that their child has an allergy they will receive a Food Allergy Plan Form to be completed with the child’s health care provider and turned into the school. The form will be kept in the child's classroom and a copy given to all classroom teachers and posted in each classroom in clear view. Parents should review action plan form with their child’s teacher and the director prior to the first day of school.
If the child’s physician prescribes Benadryl or an Epi Pen (or any other medications), parents are responsible for providing those medications. They will be kept in the child’s classroom in a zip lock bag with the child’s name clearly labeled, as well as the medication’s expiration date. The bag will be taped to the wall 5 feet above the floor in a visible location. If the child’s allergy status changes, parents must notify the staff and director of these changes and update the child’s Food Allergy Plan Form.
In addition to submitting an action plan form, parents are responsible for making decisions about what foods their child can and cannot eat and supplying appropriate food substitutes when necessary.
Please print the food allergy forms and mail to CCCNS PO BOX 1399 Bloomington, IN 47402.