Magical Beginnings Learning Center
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
50A Audubon Rd
Wakefield, MA 01880


IPM Coordinator
Erin Bunnell

Primary Contact
Christine Brown, 781-245-1872, office@magicalbeginningslc.com

By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Erin Bunnell, 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, Magical Beginnings Learning Center on 3/9/2016 3:20:00 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,  Erin Bunnell , about pest control and pesticide use.

    This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Magical Beginnings 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.

    Objectives
    The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the Magical Beginnings Learning Center 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 Magical Beginnings 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:

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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 Magical Beginnings Learning Center are listed below:
    1) Erin Bunnell (Indoor IPM Coordinator)


D. COMMUNICATING IPM WITHIN THE FACILITY

    We will notify parents by email and it will be posted on all parent boards when anything will be used

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


E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

  • Teachers and custodial staff will be trained to go over company policies. Training will occur during our bi-monthly staff meetings.
  • training will cover reporting proceedures and prevention strategies.
  • we will discuss during our bi-monthly meetings.
  • Linda Hassapis will present training during staff meetings
  • No food will be allowed in playground area. Students eat luch at designated areas. Trash will be placed in covered barrels and brought out to dumpster.


F. INDOOR MONITORING

    The IPM committee will evaluate the plan semiannually. When pests are present, Magical Beginnings Learning Center has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of weekly 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 setup monitoring traps, which would be used to identity the pest and determine its abundance.


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
    n/a

    SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
    n/a

    SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
    Inspections will occur daily in the classrooms.

    MONITORING/INSPECTION
    Inspections will occur daily in the classrooms and outside areas.

    ELIMINATING ACCESS
    Rugs vaccuumed daily,windows stay shut and washed monthly. Trash removed daily from the building and kept in a dumpster. Dumpster emptied twice weekly.

    ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
    We have areas that are designated for food. No eating outside.

    ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
    The facilty will be cleaned daily.Reduce clutter in yard. regular inspections of yard. Power wash building twice a year.

    NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
    all tables, chairs, countertops and toys are washed with sanitizing solution daily.

    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 Magical Beginnings Learning Center, 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 semiannually .


J. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY

    During the creation of this IPM plan, Christine Brown has assigned committee member Erin Bunnell 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 Magical Beginnings Learning Center. 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: 10/28/2009 2:16:00 PM
Plan updated by Christine Brown on: 3/9/2016 3:20:00 PM