KinderCare Learning Center
Outdoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
607 North Ave
Wakefield, MA 01880


IPM Coordinator
Nicole Sebastian

Primary Contact
Nicole Clark Sebastian, 781-246-4055, nsebastian@klcorp.com
This Daycare has a contract with
  • William DeMarco of JC Ehrlich subcontractor for Truly Nolen, 813-508-2794.

    By signing the end of this outdoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Nicole Sebastian, 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 KinderCare Learning Center on 6/22/2017 10:44:00 AM has prepared the following outdoor IPM plan about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for outdoor areas of KinderCare Learning Center 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, Nicole Sebastian

      Objectives
      The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the KinderCare Learning Center 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 KinderCare Learning Center 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:
    • 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 KinderCare Learning Center are listed below:
      1) Nicole Sebastian (Outdoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Robert Poturnicki
      3) Bob Forester
      4) Sarah Martinez
      5) Nicole Sebastian

    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.

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


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

      Monthly staff meetings


    F. OUTDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM plan will follow a Monthly evaluation schedule. When pests are present, KinderCare Learning Center has chosen an OUTDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of Daily inspections. When pests are absent the OUTDOOR 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 OUTDOOR PESTS

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

      OutdoorGrounds
      playground

      The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at KinderCare Learning Center:

      TURF PESTS   LANDSCAPING AND
      PLANT PESTS
        OUTDOOR GROUNDS
      PESTS
       
       

      Pests
          Ants
          Mosquitoes & Flies

      Insects in playground area (if applicable)
          Mud Dauber
          Yellow Jackets
          Digger Bees

      Other
          ticks
          n/a
          n/a



      OUTDOOR MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: playground

      Cultural Practices

      OUTDOOR GROUNDS GENERAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

      Waste Disposal (trash containers and dumpsters):

      n/a

      Light Management:
      n/a

      Excess Water Prevention:
      n/a

      Noxious Weed Management:
      n/a

      Playgrounds (if applicable):
      n/a

      Nuisance weeds in pavement:
      none

      Storage Sheds (If applicable):
      n/a

      Insects observed in and around outdoor grounds of school property.
      Ants
      Mosquitoes & Flies

      Pests
      Ants
      Mosquitoes & Flies

      Insects in playground area (if applicable)
      Digger Bees
      Mud Dauber
      Yellow Jackets

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      daily inspections

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

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures you have taken to manage the pests above.
      none

      If you use insecticides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      safety of children

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use
      suspend polyzone deltamethrin 4321514 stinging bugs safety
      Recruit HD noviflumuron 62719608 termites maintaince
      tempo 1% Dust cyfluthrin 644052 wasps, hornets, yellow jackets bees safety
      wasp freeze 2 prallethrin 499550 wasps hornets hornets yellow jackets bees safety
      ecovia EC Thyme Oil, Rosemary oil, exempt mosquito ticks safety

    • Insecticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. 
    • Insecticides are used only when monitoring has shown that insects are present. 
    • Selective insecticides are used where possible instead of broad spectrum insecticides. 
    • Insecticide chemical classes are rotated. 
    • Insecticides that are applied preventatively are used only in areas where insects occurred and were documented the previous year and can be expected to occur in current season. 
    • Insecticide Use is documented in the STANDARD WRITTEN NOTIFICATION FORM

      Weeds
      Noxious weeds noticed on the school grounds

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

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

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.
      none

      If you use herbicides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      none

    • Herbicides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. 
    • Herbicides are applied as a spot treatment when appropriate. 
    • Herbicides that are applied preventatively are used only in areas where weeds occurred and were documented the previous year and can be expected to occur in current season. 
    • The herbicide chemical classes are rotated. 
    • Selective insecticides are used where possible instead of broad spectrum insecticides. 
    • Herbicide Use is documented in the STANDARD WRITTEN NOTIFICATION FORM


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of KinderCare Learning Center, 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 Monthly basis.


    J. NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS & EXEMPTIONS

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Nicole Clark Sebastian has assigned committee memberNicole Sebastian 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, Nicole Clark Sebastian has assigned committee memberNicole Sebastian 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 KinderCare Learning Center. 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
      suspend polyzone deltamethrin 4321514 stinging bugs safety
      Recruit HD noviflumuron 62719608 termites maintaince
      tempo 1% Dust cyfluthrin 644052 wasps, hornets, yellow jackets bees safety
      wasp freeze 2 prallethrin 499550 wasps hornets hornets yellow jackets bees safety
      ecovia EC Thyme Oil, Rosemary oil, exempt mosquito ticks safety


    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

    ________________________________________________ __/______/___
    IPM Coordinator Signature Date
       
    ________________________________________________ __/______/___
    Administrator, Director, or Principal Date

    Outdoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 6/6/2007 3:34:00 PM
    Plan updated by Nicole Clark Sebastian on: 6/22/2017 10:44:00 AM