Academic Fun Pre-School & Daycare Inc.
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
965 Washington Street
Dedham, MA 02026


IPM Coordinator
Rosemarie  Lowney

Primary Contact
Rosemarie Lowney, 781-326-1999, arno2@verizon.net

By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Rosemarie  Lowney, of this Daycare 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, Academic Fun Pre-School & Daycare Inc. on 3/10/2014 10:20:00 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,  Rosemarie  Lowney , about pest control and pesticide use.

    This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Academic Fun Pre-School & Daycare Inc. 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 Academic Fun Pre-School & Daycare Inc. 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 Academic Fun Pre-School & Daycare Inc. 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 Academic Fun Pre-School & Daycare Inc. are listed below:
    1) Rosemarie  Lowney (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
    2) Caitlyn Roberts


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 in writing with an administrator who then passes the information onto the IPM coordinator when necessary.


E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

  • Caitlyn Roberts- Director
  • Training will cover pest-reporting, and prevention
  • We will host trainings as needed
  • The director and the lead teacher of each classroom will be present for the trainings
  • Food will be stored in one location Teachers and Students will only eat in certain locations We have ample trash cans for waste No eating is allowed in common outdoor areas


F. INDOOR MONITORING

    The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Academic Fun Pre-School & Daycare Inc. has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of daily inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of daily inspections.

    The following technique will be used to monitor for pests:  The facilityís contracted Pest Management Professional would conduct regular pest inspections and would then instruct the IPM coordinator as to the proper course of action.


G. COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN FOR INDOOR PESTS

    The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at Academic Fun Pre-School & Daycare Inc.:
    • Ants
    • Head Lice

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

    SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
    small common house hold ants

    SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
    ants- kitchen, 2 classrooms, head lice- in childrens hair

    SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
    We do not commonly get ants, only when food is left out and not disposed of properly head lice is very rare

    MONITORING/INSPECTION
    We check the areas that food is disposed of properly. We also check children's heads for lice periodically.

    ELIMINATING ACCESS
    We check the areas and ensure that everything is cleaned, disposed of, and stroed properly.

    ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
    We ensure that everything is cleaned daily and stored.

    ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
    We ensure that everything is cleaned daily and stored.

    NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
    We ensure that everything is cleaned daily and stored.

    CHEMICAL CONTROLS
    PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION:
    Pesticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator.


H. RECORD KEEPING

    In the case of Academic Fun Pre-School & Daycare Inc., 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, Rosemarie Lowney has assigned committee member Caitlyn Roberts 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 Academic Fun Pre-School & Daycare Inc.. 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



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: 3/10/2014 10:20:00 AM
Plan updated by Rosemarie Lowney on: 3/10/2014 10:20:00 AM