Jcc Early Learning Center in Acton
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
133 Prospect st
Acton, MA 01720


IPM Coordinator
Ronit Ben-Shir

Primary Contact
Ronit Ben-Shir, 978-2669988, rbenshir@jccgb.org
This Daycare has a contract with
  • Judy Budiansky of CBE, 133 Prospect st.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Ronit Ben-Shir, 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, Jcc Early Learning Center in Acton on 2/24/2011 4:52:00 PM 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,  Ronit Ben-Shir , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Jcc Early Learning Center in Acton 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 Jcc Early Learning Center in Acton 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 Jcc Early Learning Center in Acton 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 Jcc Early Learning Center in Acton are listed below:
      1) Ronit Ben-Shir (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.

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


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

    • begining of the school year, we will provide training to our teacher.
    • Pest prevention and knowledge when we do use pests control
    • Training week at the end of the summer.
    • Once a year, Ronit Ben-Shir the Director will present the training, during the year if we will need to use pests controll we will let the parents and teachers know.
    • NA


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Jcc Early Learning Center in Acton has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of quarterly 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 Jcc Early Learning Center in Acton:
      • Ants
      • Rats & Mice

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

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      we will set up traps during week that the children are not in the school, we put all the food in close conatiner

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      Storage room

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      we see mice trace,

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      when we see trace of mice we contact the person who is taking care of the traps.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      we keep area clean of food

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      all food cover and clean the kitchen regularly , wash floor every day

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      NA

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      we do not use any chemical control indoor

      CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION:


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of Jcc Early Learning Center in Acton, 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, Ronit Ben-Shir has assigned committee member Liebman 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 Jcc Early Learning Center in Acton. 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 SignatureDate
        
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      Administrator, Director, or PrincipalDate

      Indoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 6/12/2007 3:27:00 PM
      Plan updated by Ronit Ben-Shir on: 2/24/2011 4:52:00 PM