HEALTH AND SAFETY NOTIFICATIONS
Governor Davis signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 2260—the Healthy School Act of 2000. The purpose of AB 2260 is to ensure that effective “least toxic” pest management practices are used to manage pests at school sites in order to reduce exposure to toxic pesticides.
AB 2260 requires parental notification of pesticide application, warning signs, record keeping at schools, and pesticide use reporting by licensed pest control businesses that apply pesticides at schools.
Our school properties are tobacco, alcohol and drug free zones. This mandate must be followed by all who enter our campuses and classrooms
At least 10 percent of the total number of enrollment opportunities in each delegate agency during an enrollment year must be made available to children with disabilities who meet the definition for children with disabilities in Sec. 1305.2(a) and 1304.3(a) (2) of the Head Start Performance Standards. Children with disabilities means children with mental retardation, hearing impairments, visual impairments, speech impairments, serious emotional disturbance, or orthopedic impairments, autism, traumatic brain injury, other health impairments or specific learning disabilities who, by reason thereof, need special education and related services. Infants and toddlers with disabilities are those from birth to three years, as identified under the Part C Program in their State. In California, an infant or toddler with disabilities means infants and toddlers with a developmental delay, or at high risk for a developmental delay, have an established risk condition or a low incidence condition, as indicated in their Individualized Family Service Plan (I.F.S.P.).
The Early Head Start and Head Start program will work together with the Local Education Agency (LEA) and Part C Program/Early Start (Regional Center and Lancaster School District) to provide an Individualized Education Program (I.E.P.) for children 3-5 years of age or an Individualized Family Service Plan (I.F.S.P.) for infants and toddlers. The program also provides resource information to families of children with disabilities. For further information, please contact Iris-Xóchitl Arroyo, DisabilitiesFacilitator at (661) 273-4710 extension 410.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Each child that enters the Palmdale School District Head Start will need the following immunizations;
1 - MMR - on or after 1st birthday
The program’s health objective is to support healthy physical development by encouraging practices that prevent illness or injury and by promoting positive, culturally relevant healthy behavior that enhances lifelong well-being. This includes health emergency procedures, conditions of short-term exclusion, medication administration, injury prevention, hygiene and use of first aid.
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL WELLNESS
The Head Start Program embraces a comprehensive vision of health for children and families. In collaboration with families, staff and health professionals, all child health and developmental concerns are identified. Children and families are linked to an ongoing source of continuous accessible care to meet their basic health needs. This includes a complete physical dental examination and up-to-date immunizations.
Last Modified on December 12, 2012