A Child's Wonderland Preschool
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
35 Route 137
Harwich, MA 02645


IPM Coordinator
Dorothy McDevitt

Primary Contact
Dorothy McDevitt, 508-432-4400, childswonderland@netzero.com

By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Dorothy McDevitt, of this School and the Pest Management Professionals described above acknowledge, and agree to the terms of this INDOOR integrated pest management plan.


A .INTRODUCTION

    In compliance with the Act Protecting Children and Families from Harmful Pesticides, A Child's Wonderland Preschool on 4/29/2015 10:25:00 AM has prepared the following indoor IPM plan. By centralizing all of the information about this facilityís pest management practices the plan serves as a guide to direct this facilityís IPM coordinator,  Dorothy McDevitt , about pest control and pesticide use.

    This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the A Child's Wonderland Preschool and clearly states itís pesticide use policies.

    A copy of the plan has been filed with the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), and at least one printed copy must be kept on site and made available to the public upon request.

    Objectives
    The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the A Child's Wonderland Preschool are listed below.

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  • Reduce childrenís exposure to pesticides and pesticide residues whenever possible.
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  • Manage pests that may occur on facilities to prevent interference with the learning environment of the students.
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  • Provide the safest playing or athletic surfaces possible.

    In light of these objectives, the A Child's Wonderland Preschool has selected the following as itís IPM policy statement:


B.POLICY STATEMENT

    It is the policy of this school to implement Integrated Pest Management procedures to control structural and landscape pests and minimize exposure of children, faculty, and staff to pesticides.


C.IPM COMMITTEE

    The tasks set before an IPM committee are to:

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  • Develop an IPM plan. The IPM plan is in essence, a document that describes the organization and implementation of IPM on school grounds.
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  • Evaluate progress of the IPM program.
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  • Communicate about IPM - Facilitate communication within the school about IPM practices.
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  • Assist in development of contract specifications.
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  • Provide notification to parents about pesticide use.

    The INDOOR committee members selected for the A Child's Wonderland Preschool are listed below:
    1) Dorothy McDevitt (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
    2) Charles McDevitt
    3) Megan Ryan


D. COMMUNICATING IPM WITHIN THE FACILITY

    The Pest Management Professional communicates with the IPM coordinator of the facility. The IPM coordinator then posts this information in a common viewing area dedicated to the subject of integrated pest management. In addition, the IPM coordinator also communicates information to the staff supervisors who then distribute the information to all the staff and occupants concerned.

    Staff/Students communicate with their supervisors or teachers who then pass information onto the IPM coordinator.


E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

  • all employees
  • Training will consist of pest prevention startegies such as sanitaition and food storage and pest reporting procedures.
  • yearly training will happen at the September staff meeting
  • training will be done by the site coordinator yearly at a staff meeting
  • Parents will be informed that lunches are to be in covered containers, lunch boxes are to be taken home nightly, and food is not to be left in cubbies.


F. INDOOR MONITORING

    The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, A Child's Wonderland Preschool has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of daily inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of weekly inspections.

    The following technique will be used to monitor for pests:  Reports from facility personnel (pest reporting forms) would prompt the IPM coordinator to setup monitoring traps, which would be used to identity the pest and determine its abundance.


G. COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN FOR INDOOR PESTS

    The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at A Child's Wonderland Preschool:
    • Ants
    • These pests have occurred in the past but are not currently a problem.
    • Rats & Mice

    The School's IPM approach to managing the indoor pests includes the following actions:

    SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
    Small ants have been observed historically bu t are not a problem at present. SMall mice have be a problem historically but are not currently a problem.

    SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
    Ants were located in the cubby area. Mice were present in the basement.

    SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
    No activity has been observed.

    MONITORING/INSPECTION
    Classroom, bathroom, and cubbie area is monitored on a daily basis.

    ELIMINATING ACCESS
    Cracks in casings and door frames are repaired immediately. Tears in screens are repaired immediately.

    ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
    Food is stored in sealed conainers. Food debris is cleaned immediately. Trash cans are lined and clened frequently when food spills. Dirty dishes are washed immediately.

    ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
    Shrubbery and brush is cut back from the foundation and cluttered storage is avoided.

    NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
    Depending on the pest trash would be removed daily, sweep and vacuuming debris and if needed sticky and non chemical traps may be used.

    CHEMICAL CONTROLS
    PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION:
    Pesticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator.
    Pesticides are used only when monitoring has shown that pests are present and when the use of the pesticide is justified or in the case of an emergency situation.
    Only pesticides allowed under the Children's and Families' Protection Act are used indoors.


H. RECORD KEEPING

    In the case of A Child's Wonderland Preschool, INDOOOR monitoring records will be maintained through the following technique:  The use of forms which will be filled out by the person monitoring the facility


I. EVALUATING THE PROGRAM

    The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually .


J. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY

    During the creation of this IPM plan, Dorothy McDevitt has assigned committee member Dorothy McDevitt with the responsibility of applying for an emergency waiver.


K. LIST OF PESTICIDES TO BE USED INSIDE THE FACILITY

    The following list includes all the pesticides that will be used inside the A Child's Wonderland Preschool. This list includes all herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides that will be used in the event that chemical is required.

    Pesticide
    Name
    Active
    Ingredient
    EPA
    Registration #
    Target
    Pest
    Rationale
    for use
    none at this time



I attest, to the best of my knowledge, that the above information is complete, accurate and true

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IPM Coordinator Signature Date
   
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Administrator, Director, or Principal Date

Indoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 10/18/2006 3:10:00 PM
Plan updated by Dorothy McDevitt on: 4/29/2015 10:25:00 AM