Academic Fun Pre-School & Daycare
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

Academic Fun Pre-School & Daycare employs N/A, an on-site certified and/or licensed pesticide applicator (certification/license #: ) who may be called on to manage all or some of the necessary INDOOR pest problems that may arise.

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 on 3/12/2012 8:19:00 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 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 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 has selected the following as itís IPM policy statement:


B.POLICY STATEMENT

    We have not needed to use pesticides in our school. If we have to we will use non toxic and as little pestacides as possible. I reside in the school as well.


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 are listed below:
    1) Rosemarie Lowney (Indoor IPM Coordinator)


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

  • No one will recieve training exept for Rosemarie A. Lowney The administrator.
  • Our staff consists of three people. I will personally discuss any pest procedures with teachers if nessesary.
  • yearly via email
  • Administrator is the only person in need of training so therefore there will be none for staff.
  • children will eat lunch in designated areas. all trash will go into trash containers with lids.


F. INDOOR MONITORING

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

    The following technique will be used to monitor for pests:  Reports from facility personnel (pest reporting forms) would prompt the IPM coordinator to contact the facilityís Pest Management Professional who would then conduct a facility audit.


G. COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN FOR INDOOR PESTS

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

    SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
    We do not have any pests on our property at this time.

    SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
    We do not have any pest at our location at this time.

    SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
    We have not identified any pest at this time

    MONITORING/INSPECTION
    Keeping food in an area that is labeled and designated specifically for food.

    ELIMINATING ACCESS
    Keeping a specific area for food and food trash. Removing all food swifty and brought to the dump weekly.

    ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
    Food is in restricted areas and brought dirctly to the trash. Trash is then taken to the dump for disposal.

    ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
    Food is eaten in restricted areas and all food is properly stored in specific areas for dump disposal.

    NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
    Keep all food in designated eating areas at all times. Be sure trash is properly covered and stored.

    CHEMICAL CONTROLS
    PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION:
    Only pesticides allowed under the Children's and Families' Protection Act are used indoors.


H. RECORD KEEPING

    In the case of Academic Fun Pre-School & Daycare, INDOOOR monitoring records will be maintained through the following technique:  Create a small student project which requires the interested individual to follow the person monitoring the facility around and record what they do.


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 Rosemarie Lowney 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. 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: 1/30/2010 4:08:00 PM
Plan updated by Elaine Arno-George on: 3/12/2012 8:19:00 AM