Jcc Early Learning Center in Acton
Outdoor 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
  • Holly of Acton Pest control services, 978-263-6000.

    By signing the end of this outdoor 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 OUTDOOR integrated pest management plan.


    A. INTRODUCTION

      In compliance with the Act Protecting Children and Families from Harmful Pesticides the Jcc Early Learning Center in Acton on 2/24/2011 4:52:00 PM has prepared the following outdoor IPM plan about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for outdoor areas of 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.

      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

      Objectives
      The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the Jcc Early Learning Center in Acton are listed below.

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

      Structural and landscape pests can pose significant problems for people and property. Pesticides can pose risks to people, property, and the environment. It is therefore the policy of this school to incorporate Integrated Pest Management (IPM) procedures for control of structural and landscape pests. The objective of this program is to provide necessary pest control while minimizing pesticide use.


    C. IPM COMMITTEE

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

      The OUTDOOR committee members selected for the Jcc Early Learning Center in Acton are listed below:
      1) Ronit Ben-Shir (Outdoor IPM Coordinator)

    D. COMMUNICATING IPM WITHIN THE FACILITY

      Pest Management Personnel to Building Staff:

      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 who then pass information onto the IPM coordinator.


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

      once a year training the teachers folow up before Relicencing.


    F. OUTDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM plan will follow a Annually evaluation schedule. When pests are present, Jcc Early Learning Center in Acton has chosen an OUTDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of Quarterly inspections. When pests are absent the OUTDOOR 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 setup monitoring traps, which would be used to identity the pest and determine its abundance.


    G. COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN FOR OUTDOOR PESTS

      Outdoor property includes the turf, landscaping, and the outdoor grounds such as building exterior, playground equipment, etc..  Jcc Early Learning Center in Acton has prepared maps of the outdoor facility and identified the following priority areas for maintenance:

      OutdoorGrounds
      around the building

      The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at Jcc Early Learning Center in Acton:

      TURF PESTS LANDSCAPING AND
      PLANT PESTS
       OUTDOOR GROUNDS
      PESTS
       
       

      Pests
         Stinging Insects

      Insects in playground area (if applicable)
         Yellow Jackets

      Weeds
      Noxious weeds noticed on the school grounds
         Poison Ivy

      Other
         NA
         NA
         NA



      OUTDOOR MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: around the building

      Cultural Practices

      OUTDOOR GROUNDS GENERAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

      Waste Disposal (trash containers and dumpsters):

      Once a week waste removal

      Light Management:
      NA

      Excess Water Prevention:
      NA

      Noxious Weed Management:
      NA

      Playgrounds (if applicable):
      When there is Behive we are spry the Beehive during the night

      Nuisance weeds in pavement:
      Loanmoar

      Storage Sheds (If applicable):
      NA

      Insects observed in and around outdoor grounds of school property.
      Stinging Insects

      Pests
      Stinging Insects

      Insects in playground area (if applicable)
      Yellow Jackets

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      we cut the Poison IVY and spry the beehive

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      Observing the nest and the plan,

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures you have taken to manage the pests above.
      Cleaning area

      If you use insecticides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      Thinking of safety of the children who are playing in the playground

    • Insecticide Use is documented in the STANDARD WRITTEN NOTIFICATION FORM

      Weeds
      Noxious weeds noticed on the school grounds

      Poison Ivy

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      gromming

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      Observing

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.
      gardening regularly

      If you use herbicides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      NA

    • Herbicide Use is documented in the STANDARD WRITTEN NOTIFICATION FORM


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of Jcc Early Learning Center in Acton, OUTDOOR monitoring records will be maintained through: The use of forms which will be filled out by the person monitoring the facility


    I. EVALUATING THE PROGRAM

      The IPM plan will be evaluated on a Annually basis.


    J. NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS & EXEMPTIONS

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Ronit Ben-Shir has assigned committee member Liebman with the responsibility of assembling and issuing all the documents that accompany the standard written notification whenever pesticides are applied outdoors.


    K. 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.


    L. LIST OF PESTICIDES TO BE USED OUTSIDE THE FACILITY

      The following list includes all the pesticides that will be used outside 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
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use


    M. WELL WATER SYSTEM

      The school does not have its own on site well water system.


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

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    IPM Coordinator SignatureDate
      
    __________________________________________________/______/___
    Administrator, Director, or PrincipalDate

    Outdoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 6/12/2007 3:48:00 PM
    Plan updated by Ronit Ben-Shir on: 2/24/2011 4:52:00 PM