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JETS Childcare & Transportation, LLC
Policy

Purpose: Transportation is a common component of many Day Care Facilities. JETS CHILDCARE & TRANSPORTATION, LLC. developed this policy to indicate compliance with certain requirements stated in licensing rules regarding vehicles, driver safety, and general supervision of children. JETS CHILDCARE & TRANSPORTATION, LLC. transports to and from school, from home to daycare and daycare to home.

The facility will maintain a file of the following: 

The facility will review the plans periodically with parents so that the children are picked up and dropped off at times consistent with school routines. 

Parents will notify the facility of changes in delivery or pick-up times and locations. If you fail to contact the facility concerning your child’s pick up from school there will be a $10.00 charge. 

Parents must request in writing any changes, at least five days in advance, the need to either temporarily discontinue or reinstate the service. 

VEHICLE LIABILITY INSURANCE

The facility has required vehicle liability insurance with minimums set in the State of Texas.

INFORMATION IN CHILDREN’S RECORDS 

 The following information will also be required: 

    1. Written parental authorization to transport the child to and from the facility.
    2. Written parental authorization for the child to participate in and be transported for field trips and other activities.
    3. Written transportation plan for children, as specified above.
    4. Name, address, and telephone number of persons authorized to receive the child if the child is dropped off at other than his own residence. 

STAFFING 

 SUPERVISION: 

 CHILD TRACKING PROCEDURE

 JETS CHILDCARE & TRANSPORTATION’s Child Care facility shall implement a procedure to ensure that the number, names and whereabouts of children in care are known to assigned child care workers. In order to track children being transported and ensure that their whereabouts are documented from the time the child is picked up until that child is relinquished to the responsible caregiver JETS CHILDCARE & TRANSPORTATION’s facility will keep a written attendance checklist to make sure that all children are accounted for by name and sight at each transition, inclusive of each time a vehicle is exited. If the driver is transferring the children to another caregiver, JETS CHILDCARE & TRANSPORTATION’s  facility staff will be sure the driver acknowledges the transfer before leaving the child. 

PROCEDURE IF CHILD IS ABSENT WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION

 If a child who is scheduled to arrive at JETS CHILDCARE & TRANSPORTATION’s  facility does not arrive within 15 minutes after the specified time on the written agreement signed by the parent, and JETS CHILDCARE & TRANSPORTATION’s  facility has not been notified in advance of the child’s absence, JETS CHILDCARE & TRANSPORTATION’s  facility will attempt to contact the parent or guardian to determine the child’s whereabouts. 

If a child is expected to arrive at the facility from someplace other than home (e.g., school, head start, etc.) and does not arrive as scheduled, JETS CHILDCARE & TRANSPORTATION’s facility will immediately attempt to contact that facility, and the parent if necessary, to determine the child’s whereabouts. 

 VEHICLE USED BY THE facility 

VEHICLE 

VEHICLE CAPACITY AND SUPERVISION

UNATTENDED CHILDREN

 *Children may not be left unattended in a vehicle. 

ADDITIONAL ADULT SUPERVISION

When children are transported in a vehicle, there shall be at least one adult supervisor in addition to the driver in either of the following circumstances:

RELEASING A CHILD AFTER TRANSPORTING

After transporting a child to his or her destination, an adult shall wait until the child enters the building or is in the custody of an adult designated by the parent, unless otherwise authorized by the parent of the school age child  

VEHICLE CAPACITY

A seat in the vehicle shall be provided for each child. In a vehicle not required to have seat belts, the manufacture shall determine the capacity of the vehicle

TRANSPORTATION    

 FACILITY RESPONSIBILITY FOR CHILD DURING TRANSPORTATION

JETS CHILDCARE & TRANSPORTATION’s  facility shall be responsible for a child between the time the child   is placed in a vehicle until the child reaches his or her destination and is released to a person responsible for the child.

EMERGENCY INFORMATION IN VEHICLE

The following emergency information shall be carried in the vehicle for each child transported

(The form Transportation Permission ) 

REPORTING VEHICLE ACCIDENTS

The facility administrator shall submit a copy of any accident report to the department within five days of the occurrence of an accident involving a vehicle transporting children.  

 REGULARLY SCHEDULED TRANSPORTAION   

When regularly scheduled transportation is provided by the facility, the facility shall maintain the following information in writing at the facility and in each vehicle. 

CAR SAFETY SEATS

 CHILDREN AGE 2 TO 4 OR 20 TO 40LBS

Each child who is at least 2 year of age but less than 4 years of age or who weighs at least 20 pounds but less than 40 pounds shall be properly restrained in a forward- facing individual child car safety  seat when being transported in a vehicle as specified in 347.48 Stats. 

BOOSTER SEAT RESTRAINTS- CHILD AGE 4 TO 8 OR UNDER 80LBS OR 4’9”

Each child who is at least 4 years of age but less than 8 years, weighing not more than 80 pounds or taller than 4 feet 9 inches shall be properly restrained in a shoulder – positioning child booster seat when being transported in a vehicle as specified in 347.48 Stats.

SEAT BELT USE

Each child who is not required to be transported in an individual child car safety seat or booster seat when being transported in a vehicle shall be properly restrained by a seat belt. Each adult in the vehicle shall be properly restrained by a seat belt. Seat belts may not be shared.

SEATING IN SCHOOL van/vehicle OR VEHICLE BUILT TO SCHOOL van/vehicle STANDARDS

Children transported in schools van/vehiclees or vehicles built to school van/vehicle standards shall be properly  seated according to the manufactures specifications.

DRIVERS OF VEHICLES

Rules regarding drivers of vehicles that deliver children

MINIMUM AGE At least 21 years of age. 

DRIVER RECORD- OBTAIN AND REVIEW JETS CHILDCARE & TRANSPORTATION’s facility shall obtain a copy annually of the driving record for each driver of a facility-provided vehicle and shall place the record in the staff file. JETS CHILDCARE & TRANSPORTATION’s facility shall review each driving record to ensure that the driver has no accidents or traffic violations that would indicate that having children ride with the driver could pose a threat to the children. 

PROHIBITATIONS

A driver whose driving record poses a threat to the children may not transport children.

DRIVER QUALIFICATIONS- EXPERIENCE

At least one year of experience as a licensed driver. 

The facility will monitor to ensure that each driver holds a valid Wisconsin operator’s license. An applicant for the driver’s position must present proof of proper licensing. 

The facility will maintain a list of several substitute drivers to take the place of regular drivers if he/she is ill or otherwise absent. 

SAFTEY MEASURES 

The facility will maintain required safety measures for transporting children include:

  1. Smoking is prohibited in the vehicle while children are being transported
  2. Children will always wear seat or safety belts.
  3. Doors are locked any time the vehicle is in motion.
  4. The driver or adult supervisor is to see that the children remain seated while the vehicle is in motion.
  5. No more than 3 persons, including the driver, may occupy the front seat of the vehicle.
  6. The driver is to conduct evacuation drills of the vehicle at 3-month intervals.
  7. The facility will provided orientation to the driver about the content of these rules prior to the first actual pick-up drive and the enrollment conference.
  8. The administrator will be responsible for the monitoring of transportation rules.
  9. The facility will hold the director/driver responsible for supervising and verifying the vehicle evacuation drill. Such drills will be documented on a log sheet and kept on file at the facility. 

It is the responsibility of the child’s parent/guardian to arrange any transportation between JETS CHILDCARE & TRANSPORTATION, LLC and their assigned school each year. 

When the school van/vehicle does not come or stop: 

  1. We will call the transportation department and/or Laid law van/vehicle Company.
  2. If information cannot be obtained by them we will contact the school.
  3. If we cannot get the child to/from school in the above calls, we will call the parent.
  4. The parent will have to give us verbal authorization and have previously sign the authorization form if they wish JETS CHILDCARE & TRANSPORTATION’s to transport their child to/from school. 

Parents are to let JETS CHILDCARE & TRANSPORTATION, LLC know if their child will not be in attendance at JETS CHILDCARE & TRANSPORTATION, LLC to avoid undue concern over unaccounted for children.

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